Preparing for Life after High School

Great Lakes Learning Academy is committed to helping all students prepare for bright futures after high school. Today, students need a broad education and 21st century skills to ensure successful long-term careers. Fortunately, students no longer need to choose between the academic courses needed for college and a vocational or technical training program.

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses offered by Great Lakes Learning Academy allows students to combine both college preparation and real-world workforce skills development into one customized education program. CTE courses encourage students to explore and prepare for careers in finance, marketing, psychology, criminal justice, and more.

Programs of study are organized by career clusters, which include distinct groupings of occupations and industries based on the knowledge and skills they require. These clusters branch into career pathways to help students narrow their interests further and design an education plan for achieving career goals.

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Proven Success Rate

The U.S. Department of Education found that students enrolled in CTE programs have a high school graduation rate of more than 90 percent, compared to the average national freshman graduation rate of 75 percent. Additionally, 70 percent of students concentrating in CTE areas stayed in postsecondary education or transferred to a four-year degree program.

Great Lakes Learning Academy currently offers over thirty CTE courses*. View our online high school course descriptions including elective Career and Technical Education courses.

* Courses may vary.

Deo Wells


I have been teaching for over 20 years. The first 12 years were spent teaching Automotive Technology, the rest have been spent teaching Physics and Math. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics with a minor in Math, and a Master’s degree in Career and Technical Education. I’m a father of 2 and a grandfather of 3; 1 in grade school, 1 in middle school and 1 in high school. My wife and I have been married for 20 years. We just welcomed 2 new additions to our family, Bella & Mia.

Deo Wells

I have been teaching for over 20 years.