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Principal's Message

Dear Career Academy Family,

Are you looking for something different for high school? Do you want independence and freedom to learn in creative ways? Then you have come to the right place. 

At Career Academy, we nurture the genius inside each person. We start with the gifts and talents our scholars already have, and then we go from there. Here is what our graduates say:

“My time at Truman has been transformative, shaping me beyond the academic realm and into my personal growth. At first, I approached teachers with caution, my trust was low due to my previous experiences. Yet, at Truman, something shifted. Each day, a layer of my defenses was gently peeled away. It finally felt safe to share my goals and aspirations with them.”

Career Academy is a small, personalized, innovative high school. We are a Big Picture Learning school where scholars pursue their passions and interests. This means that scholars:

  • Are part of a small class called “Advisory”
  • Learn through interests and internships in the community
  • Plan and carry out projects of their own design
  • Are not graded in traditional ways - we provide feedback on the development of real-world competencies and skills needed for the future

We are an ideal school for creative and independent thinkers. Come check us out! We are happy to provide you with more information and a tour of our beautiful campus to help you decide if we are the right fit for you!

Lynn Herink
Truman Principal

Principal Herink