Career Path Programs

The Career Path Programs are additional unique features of the SMA curriculum that offer specially designed courses within Health Sciences, Engineering, and the Arts.  


Why Join?

Students who join a Career Path Program receive the support, lifelong skills, specialized knowledge, and resources they need to succeed in college, career, and beyond.

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Program Leadership

Succeed under the supportive care of a teacher who has experience as a trained professional in that field.


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Experiential Learning

Engage in rigorous coursework with real-life applications and hands-on learning through field trips and our new innovation lab.


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Mentorship Opportunities

Network and build relationships with leaders and professionals in their respective fields.

Career Path Program Requirements

Requirements for the Career Path Programs includes completing a 500 word essay, a minimum GPA, and a personal interview.  Those students who are applying to career path programs in Health and Engineering must also demonstrate academic success in math and science.


Students are not required to enroll in a Career Path Program for admission into St. Mary’s Academy. All students are expected to complete college preparatory UC approved A-G requirements for graduation.