About CASB

Welcome to Career Academy!

The Career Academy is a tuition-free public charter school. Since opening our doors to the first 151 students in South Bend 2011, our student population has grown 700%. This is due to our dedicated and passionate teachers and staff and their love of teaching and helping students maximize their potential.

At Career Academy, our teachers use project-based learning techniques to help students explore the world in a real and tangible way. Students participate in classes with like-minded students who share the passion and desire to grow and excel under the guidance of experienced faculty.

Why should your student attend the Career Academy? There are a number of reasons:

  • Fully-certified STEM high school
  • Project Lead the Way programming
  • Dual credit courses
  • Internships and career development
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  • You’re the main focus. The teachers really, really strive for you to be successful. It’s a good school for any student because everyone is going to have a job eventually. Career Academy helps us prepare for our future.

    Chris, Student, 12th Grade

    You're the main focus. The teachers really, really strive for you to be successful. It's a good school for any student because everyone is going to have a job eventually. Career Academy helps us prepare for our future.

  • Our experience the Career Academy has been a positive one. Our son Hazen enjoys and thrives in the project/team based environment. His favorite classes are art, Spanish, and history. He was shy prior to attending Career Academy and he has blossomed in that area as well. We drive approximately 35 minutes each way every day to get to the Career Academy, and this is a small price to pay for an enjoyable, solid education.

    Rachel, Parent

    Our experience the Career Academy has been a positive one. Our son Hazen enjoys and thrives in the project/team based environment. His favorite classes are art, Spanish, and history. He was shy prior to attending Career Academy and he has blossomed in that area as well. We drive approximately 35 minutes each way every day to get to the Career Academy, and this is a small price to pay for an enjoyable, solid education.

  • My daughter Autumn transferred from another local high school to Career Academy and her grades went from C’s and D’s to almost straight A’s and B’s. My daughter benefited from the smaller classes there and got better grades and was able to ask questions with the teachers which she couldn’t do at her old high school. In my opinion, Career Academy offers more opportunities for her to better herself and to be able to go to college.

    Jeff, Parent

    My daughter Autumn transferred from another local high school to Career Academy and her grades went from C's and D's to almost straight A's and B's.  My daughter benefited from the smaller classes there and got better grades and was able to ask questions with the teachers which she couldn't do at her old high school. In my opinion, Career Academy offers more opportunities for her to better herself and to be able to go to college.

  • I truly respect the atmosphere you have created and being a former resident of South Bend I am elated to see educational revitalization your school is creating.

    Jeremy, Educator

    I attended Project Lead the Way training at your Career Academy. As I was coming in the first day, a student held the door and asked me how my day was. After a couple days into the training, one of your staff members (in the training with me) went out of his way to be complimentary towards me. I truly respect the atmosphere you have created and being a former resident of South Bend I am elated to see educational revitalization your school is creating.

  • My daughter has never enjoyed learning as much as she has at CASB! The teachers have helped her to build her confidence and explore new opportunities.

    Heather, Parent

    My daughter has never enjoyed learning as much as she has at CASB! The teachers have helped her to build her confidence and explore new opportunities. She has become so engaged in all that the school has to offer with outstanding support from teachers. As a parent my own personal experiences have been equally positive. I am grateful for this school and the amazing staff.

  • When I walk into the Career Academy, I walk into an environment filled with love, support and inspiration that gives me the desire to succeed.

    Endiga, Student

    When I walk into the Career Academy, I walk into an environment filled with love, support and inspiration that gives me the desire to succeed.

  • The students are encouraged with both materials and time to contribute to causes that they support; if they have ideas and a plan, the staff supports their efforts. The school provides access to non-traditional programs like welding, along with advanced college prep courses.

    Tracie, Parent

    The students are encouraged with both materials and time to contribute to causes that they support; if they have ideas and a plan, the staff supports their efforts. The school provides access to non-traditional programs like welding, along with advanced college prep courses.

 

History of CASB

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Career Academy is Founded

Cofounders Larry Garatoni and Steve Hartz officially form the school.

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First Day of School

After an ambitious construction phase, the first CASB students are welcomed to the new campus.

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First Class of 8th Graders Graduate

Our first class of students to go through 8th grade at CASB graduate.

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CASB Expands to 5th & 6th Grades

With the growth of the school and the desire from the community to include lower grades at CASB, additional grades are added.

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Total Enrollment Exceeds 500 Students

After just over three years, total student enrollment grows 240% from 155 to 526 students.

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First Interns Placed with Businesses

Our first interns secure internships with area businesses and school partners.

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Groundbreaking on K-6 Campus

Due to the growth in enrollment and the need for a comprehensive elementary school, a new campus is built to serve as a K-6 school.

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First Student-led Public Health Fair

The freedom and inspiration in our hands-on project-based learning drives students to organize, implement, and manage a community-wide health fair.

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Graduating class size doubles

The second graduating class of CASB grows by 200% over the previous and first graduating class.

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Graduating class size doubles

The second graduating class of CASB grows by 200% over the previous and first graduating class.

First fully-certified STEM high school in northern Indiana

Career Academy becomes one of only 19 fully-certified STEM schools in the entire state of Indiana.

Career Academy becomes official IHSAA school

The IHSAA votes to grant Career Academy full IHSAA membership.




Get in Touch with Us

If you have any questions regarding programs, facilities or have requests or suggestions to make, feel free to give us a call or fill out the form below. You may request a campus tour by submitting the form below.

Our Location

Career Academy South Bend
3801 Crescent Circle
South Bend, IN 46628

Contact Us

Phone: 574-299-9800
Fax: 574-288-6125
Email: info@careeracademysb.com

Tour Hours

Monday to Friday
8am to 5pm

Ready to get started on your child's future?