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What is CTE?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives high school students the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers. In CTE programs you will learn how core school subjects like math, science and writing are used in real-life. As a CTE student you have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training in your chosen program and gain real world experience through job shadows and internships. Many programs offer you the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications which you can use to get a job, that will help you pay for college, or start of your career straight out of high school!


Endorsements and Career Interest Pathways

Do you plan to go straight to college after high school? Do you plan to go straight into the workforce after high school? Do you plan to work and go to college? Our career pathways are geared to help every student no matter which path they choose after high school graduation. Planning your high school courses and selecting sequential related courses will help you gain advanced skills and knowledge which will help you in your endeavors after graduation. 

Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, all students entering the 9th grade must select an Endorsement. KISD offers 5 Endorsements
       
        Business/Industry
        Public Services
        STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
        Arts and Humanities
        Multidisciplinary Studies 

Click on the Endorsements and Career Interest Pathways link located in the sidebar for information on course sequences which may help you determine the best option of courses for high school. The courses are reviewed each year and are subject to change due to number of student offerings, available teaching staff, etc.