BCCHS Career Academies

Where every Bearcat graduates career, college and community ready

Career Academies are “schools within a school” tailored to different career interest areas. All ninth graders participate in Freshman Academy, a special learning environment for a smooth high school transition. At the end of ninth grade, all students declare a career-focused pathway, and in 10th grade, begin interest-based and experiential learning for their chosen pathway.

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Career Academies students benefit from:

  • Smaller learning communities
  • Tailored coursework and experiential learning
  • Career fairs and college visits
  • Industry field trips
  • Job shadowing
  • Internship opportunities

Career Academy & Pathway Options

Academy of Business, Engineering and Industrial Technology

Academy of Business, Engineering and Industrial Technology



Engineering & Skilled Trades

Academy of Health and Human Services



Public Safety


BCCHS Career Academies Community Partners

Become a Career Academies Community Partner

The Career Academies and pathways were selected by a community working group, including our partner Ford Next Generation Learning, based on what students and parents want for their future as well as the biggest needs in the local economy and workforce.Through Career Academies, local employers will gain access to a new pool of local talent leaving high school ready to work, learn and grow. We hope you will consider joining us as a Career Academies community partner to shape the future of our graduates, your future workforce and our local economy. Learn more.


Sarah Kerry
Community Engagement Specialist
Goodwill Industries of Central Michigan’s Heartland

(269) 788-6500 ext. 2028