Anoka-Hennepin's Secondary Technical Education Program (STEP) is serving as the host school for the Anoka-Hennepin Virtual Academy for high school students. Jessica Lipa will oversee the high school level Virtual Academy programming. Lipa has worked with Anoka-Hennepin since 2000. She is currently director of Career and Technical Education (CTE), Secondary Technical Education Program (STEP) and Anoka-Hennepin Virtual Academy. Lipa has worked extensively with post-secondary institutions and local businesses to assure students receive the best real-world experiences for their exploration into careers. Lipa has also taken on the roles of career placement specialist as well as family and consumer science teacher while with Anoka-Hennepin. Ms. Lipa will oversee the high school-level Virtual Academy programming.