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10th Grade Career Exploration Academy

10th grade

It can often feel like the pressure is on for 10th-grade students. The second year of high school is when the countdown to college or career truly begins. It is a critical time to identify interests and get a head start on plans for the future. Many sophomores struggle to figure out what they want to do and how to get there.

In 10th Grade Career Exploration Academy, transform your sophomore year into a fact-finding mission about you, your passions, and your purpose. Spend this key year exploring a wide variety of career paths to find your fit. Collaborate in daily, hands-on labs which build a bridge between core academics and real-world experiences.


Ready to Focus on Your Future?

Students enrolled in 10th Grade Career Exploration Academy receive personalized guidance to focus on the future they desire. Sophomores have the opportunity to focus on one of the following pathways:


  • Research Butler Tech’s college and career pathways
  • Job shadow in a career field of interest
  • Identify strengths and build on weaknesses
  • Explore problem-solving while exploring labs, worksites, and career training
  • Interact with licensed and experienced professionals


  • Research and prepare to pursue a degree or career in the engineering field
  • Apply engineering standards through hands-on projects
  • Develop problem-solving skills while exploring mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics
  • Apply knowledge of research and design to create solutions for various challenges

Program Highlights

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Butler Tech’s unique 10th Grade Career Exploration Academy offers new opportunities and experiences for personal growth and career exploration. Whether you decide to return to your home school or transition to a Butler Tech program of your choice, complete sophomore year with increased:

  • Independence
  • Confidence
  • Focus
  • Passion and purpose
  • Motivation for college or career

This is a full-time program offered during a student’s sophomore year. Students will apply in their freshman year.

Course Work

  • Core academics like science, English, math, and social studies
  • Practical applications of life skills like critical thinking, teamwork, and problem solving
  • Solid foundation for engineering
  • Exposure to a wide range of technologies

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