About Our School

Letter from the Leadership Team

Welcome CAU Families,

Career Academy of Utah is like no other school in Utah!  At Career Academy of Utah (CAU), we not only provide the same academic preparation as other public brick-and-mortar schools and online schools in Utah, but we also provide comprehensive career preparation, so students are prepared for life after high school, whether that means college, a career, or both. Our mission is:

To empower students, regardless of zip code, to break through the constraints of limited opportunity by fostering academic mastery and providing focused career readiness education to close the skills gap, prepare students for high-paying careers within their communities, and achieve success beyond high school.

At the elementary level, CAU introduces students to different careers through guest speakers, research, and field trips. We link their classroom activities to careers so students learn early on why their work is relevant to the world outside of school. At the middle school level, students begin to take Career Readiness Education (CRE) exploratory courses in different industries to see what piques their interest.[OM1]  They can also join career clubs and participate in activities to learn more about how their interests translate into careers. CAU high school students can explore career pathways in several high-demand career fields.

We help students find internships, prepare for industry certifications, and take project-based learning courses to learn how to solve real-world problems. In addition, we provide career coaching to help them with their résumés, interview skills, and job searches.

It is CAU’s belief that by fostering academic mastery through a rigorous career-focused education, we can prepare students for high-paying careers and achieve success beyond high school.

Bonita Teasley, PhD
Head of School