Toppenish High School

Career & Technical Education

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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education is of the highest priority at Toppenish High School.

Our CTE programs prepare young adults for post-secondary education college programs and careers in the 21st Century.

21st Century Skills refers to a broad set of knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits that are critically important to success in today’s world, particularly in collegiate programs, contemporary careers, and in every workplace.

Today's student is the future workforce of tomorrow. These 21st Century Skills support and can be applied in all academic subject areas, and in all educational, career, and civic settings throughout one’s life.

Excellence in Education


  • Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information

  • Use digital technologies (computers, PDAs, media players, GPS, etc.), communication/networking tools and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy

  • Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technologies


  • Go beyond basic mastery of skills and/or curriculum to explore and expand one’s own learning and opportunities to gain expertise

  • Demonstrate initiative to advance skill levels towards a professional level

  • Demonstrate commitment to learning as a lifelong process

  • Reflect critically on past experiences in order to inform future progress


  • Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts

  • Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions

  • Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade)

  • Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness a priori as well as assess their impact

  • Communicate effectively in diverse environments (including multi-lingual)


  • Demonstrate additional attributes associated with producing high quality products including the abilities to:

  • Work positively and ethically

  • Manage time and projects effectively

  • Multi-task

  • Participate actively, as well as be reliable and punctual

  • Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette

  • Collaborate and cooperate effectively with teams

  • Respect and appreciate team diversity

  • Be accountable for results


  • Solve different kinds of non-familiar problems in both conventional and innovative ways

  • Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions

Nondiscrimination Statement: Toppenish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Coordinadora de Cumplimiento de Derechos Civiles), Shawn Myers, (509) 865-4455,; Title IX Coordinator (Coordinador de Titulo IX), Brett Stauffer, (509) 865-8034,; and Section 504/ADA Coordinator (Coordinadora de Sección 504/ADA), Sandra Birley, (509) 865-8148, 306 Bolin Drive, Toppenish WA 98948.