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    CTE Career Academies

    A Career Academy is part of a small learning community where students choose to focus on a specific career theme within the context of their education plans.

    Teaching
    The classes are taught by a cohort of teachers who plan curriculum together so that all academy classes are inter-related. 

    Professional partners
    Industry professionals assist by providing the money and  experiences in the real world i.e  job shadows, guest speakers, industry specific field trips, career conferences, mentors, and  internships. These partners also raise money for scholarships and often are ongoing supporters of our graduates following into college and adulthood. 

    Academic preparation
    Academies provide a relevant educational experience, meeting the Washington State and Seattle Public Schools academic standards, while preparing the students for their future of college and careers.

    Read our story about Seattle Public Schools' Career Academies.


    NAF (formerly National Academy Foundation)

    NAF Academies are in 490 schools, 41 states and the District of Columbia plus the US Virgin Islands. The NAF Academies were established in 1982 and have been a part of Seattle Public Schools since 1987.


    Career Academies


    Cleveland High School STEM Career Academies

    Cleveland STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, fields that are the underpinnings of modern life. The STEM Program at Cleveland High School will give students the opportunity for rigorous and advanced study in these subjects. The two academies that students can choose from are:

    • School of Life Sciences
    • Engineering and Design

    Seattle Academies Foundation

    The Mission ~
    The Seattle Academies Foundation ~ Academy of Finance, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, and Academy of Information Technology promotes academic excellence and provides real-world experiences in a Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, and Information Technology environment and provides personal involvement with local business and industry leaders for qualified high school students.

    The SAF Focus Statement ~
    Our children are worth of our Investment!

    More Information

    Maria Herrera-Lofton
    Academy Coordinator
    206-252-0730
    meherreralof@seattleschools.org