About Us

The College & Career Academy at Pruden is a Career and Technical Education Center that serves students from Suffolk Public Schools. Students who attend Lakeland, Nansemond River, and King’s Fork are eligible to register for programs at The College & Career Academy at Pruden as part of their free and appropriate public education experience and can earn elective credit toward their high school and college education.

The College & Career Academy at Pruden’s programs are taught on a two and a half hour block schedule. In some programs, it is possible to earn verified credits toward graduation by successfully passing industry or state certification/licensure examinations approved by the Virginia Department of Education.

Each of the Academy’s fifteen instructional programs is designed to prepare students for the next phase of career development. Options for students range from entry-level employment upon graduation from high school to continued education at the post-secondary level. Whether the student is interested in a four-year university, a community college, a technical or trade school, or an apprenticeship, The College & Career Academy at Pruden can be a valuable first step for students in preparation for the careers of their choice.