Student Experience

The Sioux City Career Academy allows students to make a connection between their education and their future with meaningful, real-world experiences.

In order to be successful, students today need adaptable skills and knowledge to meet the demands of the ever-changing economy. That is why the Sioux City Community School District created the Sioux City Career Academy. The Career Academy brings together students from 15 high schools in the surrounding community, with the potential to impact nearly 8,500 students annually. Students in the Career Academy can explore any of the 30+ pathways. Each pathway is a career-focused sequence of high school courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge.

Enhanced Social Experience

Because the Sioux City Career Academy brings together students from all three of the high schools – East High, North High, and West High – students of the Academy benefit from an enhanced social experience. Relationships are formed between students that may not typically meet in the traditional high school setting. Plus, in many instances, these students form a more meaningful connection, because they have a shared interest in their academic area of focus.

Pathways to the Future

Students can explore opportunities with the Sioux City Career Academy to develop their passions and learn what they love. Explore our 30+ pathways.

Students in career and technical education programming have a 13% higher graduation rate

For the 2018-19 school year students earned over 14,000 college credits through the Sioux City Career Academy

Approximately 80% of students go on to post-secondary education after being enrolled in career and technical education