Career Academies

  • The Marin County Office of Education and College of Marin partner to offer career academies for high school students in Marin. These academies provide intensive work-based learning experiences and career exploration for high school students in specific industry sectors. Most academies are 30-40 hours and take place during the summer over 1-2 weeks. College of Marin staff and/or industry partners act as the lead instructors. Several academies award college credit and include field trips to worksites and guest speaker panels with industry experts. The career academies are an exemplary model of a public-private partnership and innovative educational offerings based on local and current workforce needs. See below and learn more at the Marin Career Education Website.

    A 2018 Golden Bell Award Winner for School Programs!

    Goals of the academies include:

    • Providing meaningful work-based learning experiences for high school students
    • Allowing students to accelerate their career exploration by completing 30-40 hours of work-based learning in only 1-2 weeks
    • Providing an opportunity for high school students to earn college credit
    • Building partnerships with industry partners to foster future work-based learning opportunities

    Applications for 2019 Summer Academies are open now and close on May 5! Click Here to Apply!

    Academies offered in Summer 2019 include:

    • All academies require application for entry. APPLY HERE!
    • Academies are for students who have just completed the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in 2019-20 (some classes are especially for 11th and 12th graders).
    • You may apply for and be accepted into more than one academy!

    Questions? Contact 415.457.8200 x8205 or email

    THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS FROM APRIL 1 TO MAY 5. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 10.

    XR Marin academies to be scheduled for late summer 2019:

    • XR Marin 360 Video/Immersive Storytelling Academy
    • XR Marin Virtual Reality Academy - Introduction (Level 1)
    • XR Marin Virtual Reality Academy - Intermediate (Level 2)

    Please visit the XR Marin website for updates and additional XR opportunities!

    Academies offered during the school year:

    • North Bay Construction Corps, Class of Marin
    • Marin County Sheriff Youth Academy
    • XR Marin Virtual Reality Academy
    • XR Marin Augmented Reality Art Academy
    • XR Marin 360 Video/Immersive Storytelling Academy