Pella Career Academy Landing Photo

Pella Career Academy


410 East 8th Street
Pella, Iowa 50219


Phone: (641) 628-3731
Fax: (641) 628-7402


Eric Nelson

Assistant Principal

Derek Schulte


Teresa Thompson

Current School Hours

8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Office: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Career Academy of Pella

The Career Academy of Pella is a state-of-the-art building where the Pella Community School District offers courses focusing on career and technical education.  The design of the Career Academy concept has a four-pronged effect on our region:

  1. 1. Train students in relevant and rigorous programs with hands-on experience.
  2. 2. Increase the interest for students in careers that are related to post-secondary programs and require further education.
  3. 3. Develop a workforce with a quicker turnaround for local business and industry needs.
  4. 4. Encourage economic development and new business through a better trained workforce.

The systemic outcome:

  • Keep students engaged in school and thus improving high school learning and completion.
  • Develop a workforce through post-secondary training while keeping families in the region with good employment.
  • Support sound economic environment ripe for new development.

Programs offered at the Career Academy:

  • Agriculture
  • Apprenticeships
  • Computer Technology
  • Construction Trades
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts – Family Consumer Science
  • Fashion & Design
  • Health Occupations
  • Project Lead The Way (Engineering)
  • Teacher Academy
  • Welding Technology