Santa Cruz City Schools
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Career Technical Education (CTE) courses combine academic rigor with hands-on learning. Our courses give students an opportunity to explore potential careers with real world experience.
CTE courses are taught throughout all the district's high schools, and many articulate with a-g UC/CSU requirements, as well as articulate with Cabrillo College (see bottom of page).
All CTE teachers collaborate with members of the business community to ensure their curriculum is relevant and up to date with today's industry. Students meet members of the business community in each class. They also finish the course with a cover letter and resume of the skills learned in their CTE course.
CTE COURSE OFFERINGS
CTE PATHWAYS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
SCCS District CTE Advisory
According to California Education Code, every school district that offers CTE programs must also have a board appointed district CTE Advisory Committee that is made up of students, parents, CTE teachers, counselors, administrators, and industry partners. The purpose of this committee is to:
Advise on the types of CTE programs offered to SCCS students (e.g., CTE pathways, courses, work based learning experiences, etc.) aligned with regional workforce data.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the SCCS CTE program. This committee will develop guidelines and use data to determine effectiveness and impact of SCCS CTE programs.
Study and make recommendations to help solve CTE related problems presented to the district/program by the school board on which further information is needed.