During the 2017-18 school year, Ms. Vanessa Amaya has provided early college and career lessons and projects for the students of St. Paul Music Academy. One popular component of the program is the Career Cafe. During their lunch time, students listen to a presentation by workers from the community. The most recent speaker was an firefighter/EMT from St. Paul. Other presenters included a technical designer, an auto mechanic, a panel of student teachers, a fine artist, and a theater set designer.