Aims Career Academy

In partnership with Aims Community College, we offer high school students the opportunity to participate in the Career Academy program. This program provides students the opportunity to get a jump start on college and their career path while in high school.

The Career Academy program is a form of concurrent enrollment through which students take outlined college courses in a specific career pathway. Each of the Career Academy pathways trains students in an environment that simulates real-world experiences using industry-standard equipment. Students participate for free; tuition, fees, and course materials are paid by the district.

Students can earn certifications. When they finish high school, the Career Academy positions students for additional training to further their academic and career goals, as well as equips them to enter the workforce.

Career Academy Pathways

Application Process

The Career Academy has limited spots available. Entry into the program is a competitive process that includes:

  1. Updating the Individualized Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)

  2. Meeting with counselor to discuss requirements and schedule

  3. Completing the Weld RE-4 Concurrent Enrollment application

  4. Completing the Aims Online Application

  5. Participating in the Weld RE-4 screening process


  • Fall Semester - Attend Career Academy Day at the Aims Campus
  • December - Update ICAP and meet with counselor
  • January - Complete the Weld RE-4 Concurrent Enrollment Application and Aims Online Application
  • February - Weld RE-4 screening process
  • March - Candidate names submitted to Aims Community College
  • April - May - Final candidate selections made

Students interested in the program should connect with their assigned school counselor as soon as possible.

More Information

For more information, contact a school counselor or Program Coordinator Michelle Smith.