Brattleboro Union High School and the Windham Regional Career Center offer three content based academies to BUHS students. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy is designed to allow students to explore extended studies in the area of Engineering or Biomedicine. The Visual Performing Arts (VPA) Academy is designed to provide students extended academic and studio experiences in digital arts, theater arts, fine arts, movement arts or musical arts. The International Studies Academy will equip students with the knowledge to communicate and participate in an increasingly complete and interconnected world. Participation in the STEM, VPA and International Studies Academies requires a combination of required and elective coursework, a student portfolio, professional interaction within the chosen field and a capstone course.