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Career Academies

The Bridges Career Academies offer students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore a career pathway while preparing for employment and/or post-secondary education.   The Academies’ curriculum provides students personalized, practical, and integrated learning experiences. Academy courses provide hands-on learning activities that combine technical, academic and employability skills related to a specific career. Students enrolled in the Academies take classes at their high school, receiving high school, and, in some cases, college credit.

By enrolling in a Bridges Career Academy, students:
• Prepare for employment and/or college.
• Participate in a business/industry experience.
• Earn high school and potential college credit.
• Receive Academy certificate and honor cord upon completion.

To enroll, contact a Bridges teacher, a high school counselor or review your high school’s course registration guide for more information.

Download more information!

Download the information sheets on the Career Academies and the benefits for students.

For more information, contact your Bridges Career Academies Coordinator (map of region):

Northern Region: Judy Richer, (218) 760-7838
Southern RegionBetsy Picciano, (320) 260-1827

Updated distance learning resources are available on the Educators Resources page.

Track your career activities AND earn Green Apple SEEDs through this New Academy Tracker form.


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