Academies of Shakopee

Academies of Shakopee
  • In the fall of 2018, the expanded Shakopee High School opened after being nearly doubled in size. A new vision for Shakopee High School, the Academies of Shakopee, was created to ensure a welcoming, inclusive environment within a large high school setting and to improve student success in post-secondary programs and career. 
    The Academies of Shakopee are small learning communities of students and teachers who are organized around areas of interest. Students have the opportunity to connect with others who have similar aspirations and with teachers who can make meaningful connections to their plans for the future. Core classes and curriculum complement electives and other classes in these small learning communities. Students can take classes in various Academies and are not bound to set a path, but rather can explore their strengths and talents. Step inside the Academies of Shakopee and experience what makes Shakopee High School truly unique.  Want to know more? Click here to get in contact with us.

The Academies

    Arts & Communication

    Our Arts & Communication Academy fosters creativity, innovation and expression to ensure well-rounded individuals who can apply those skills in a number of fields. Career fields include the performing arts, visual art, publishing, online media, and creative design.




    Our Business & Entrepreneurship Academy offers students industry relevant experiences that will provide creative platforms to produce ideas and products that propel the growth of local, state, national, and the global economy. Career fields include marketing, sales, finance, hospitality & tourism, management, and entrepreneurship, design, communications, and publishing. 


    Engineering & Manufacturing


    Our Engineering & Manufacturing Academy is a high tech, high skill, high demand area that helps students generate their own jobs and opportunities. Career fields include manufacturing, robotics, transportation, design, electronics, architecture, construction, and engineering.


     Health Science


    Our Health Science Academy provides students with the knowledge and skills to pursue this high demand industry. Health Science career fields include biomedical science, exercise science, health & wellness, nutrition, and healthcare fields.


     Human Services


    Our Human Services Academy gives students the ability to apply their course work across all academic disciplines. Human Services courses benefit both the community and students while encouraging students to look beyond themselves to serve others. Career fields include human development, psychology, education, legal fields, law enforcement and public services.


     Science & Technology


    Our Science & Technology Academy promotes students to be leaders in the construction and development of dynamic and ever-changing industries. The education will reflect the modern needs of our global society and prepare our students to successfully utilize skills that will contribute to the betterment of our community. Career fields include investigative science, mathematics, applied science & technology, computer science, and human & natural management.


    Freshman Academy
    Our Freshman Academy is for 9th grade students who spend time discovering their own unique interests and then chose a home academy for their sophomore through senior year. The Freshman Academy provides additional time to explore courses offered by the six academies.