Career and Technical Education
Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) program aims to prepare students for employment opportunities, advanced education and productive lives. CTE promotes best practices that enhance teachers' efforts to improve student achievement and encourage responsible career choices. We want to meet students' needs, cultivate their abilities and help them realize their aspirations.
Middle school students are offered exploratory courses in business and information technologies, life skills, technology systems and career decisions. Each middle school has a Career Development Coordinator to support the school-to-career connection and facilitate business alliance activities.
In high schools, introductory courses are available at grades 9 and 10, with advanced and specialized instruction in 11 and 12. We have agriculture, business and information technology, career development, health occupations, family and consumer sciences, marketing, technology, and trade and industry.
Each high school has a Career Development Coordinator to support students and find internships and job-shadowing opportunities. Special Populations Coordinators provide support services for qualifying students. Dual enrollment and advanced placement opportunities are available at local community colleges.
Learn more about how CTE prepares students for college and careers.
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