Academy Champions

  • Our academy champions have made a commitment to the Academies of Shakopee in a variety of different ways. Champions give their time, talents and treasures to the students of Shakopee High School. They serve as mentors for our students. They help give our students the competitive edge to ensure they are college and career ready. They share industry knowledge and help students develop the skills they need.

    Freshman   Apple   Apple Autos is the academy champion for the Freshman Academy. From the work that's done on the sales floor to working on the vehicles to behind the scenes in marketing and finance, Apple Autos has expertise in a variety of areas that represent the academies.
    Health Science    St. Francis  

    For the Health Science academy, St. Francis Regional Medical Center is the academy champion. Students work side-by-side with their instructors and mentors from St. Francis Regional Medical Center in a SIM lab designed with the latest medical equipment. Students simulate medical situations that happen in our own hospital every day and learn from the doctors, nurses and other medical staff. St. Francis Regional Medical Center was named one of the Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.

    Business    Hometown  

    HomeTown Bank is the academy champion for the Academy of Business & Entrepreneurship. Through the partnership, HomeTown Bank operates a branch inside  Shakopee High School. The opportunity provides students with real-world, hands-on experience in the field of business and entrepreneurship. Hometown Bank has a new location in Shakopee conveniently located next to the HyVee.

     Engineering    Shutterfly    Shutterly is the academy champion for the Academy of Engineering and Manufacturing. This international company brings the best of the best to mentor our students in the Engineering and Manufacturing academy. With a location right here in Shakopee, students have access to Shutterfly's experts that coordinate, design and manufacture goods that are shipped all over the world. Shutterfly's mission is to make the world a better place by helping people to share life's joy.
    Human Services   Shakopee Scott County   Scott County and the City of Shakopee are the academy champions for the Human Services academy. From law enforcement to county judicial system workers to social workers and beyond, students learn from those who have experience in the human services industry. These experts work in our community and know, firsthand, the skills students will need to be successful.
    Arts      Logo   The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is the academy champion for the Arts & Communications academy. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is a federally recognized sovereign nation dedicated to serving their members, creating strong partnerships, and protecting the earth's resources. SMSC will be able to provide professionals from a wide variety of career interests in the Arts & Communication Academy.
    Science    Entrust   Entrust Datacard is the academy champion for the Science & Technology Academy. As a global leader in trusted identity and secure transaction technologies, Entrust Datacard, provides solutions that range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. Entrust Datacard will use their leadership and knowledge in the field of science and technology to help students go further.


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