Why Choose CTE??
In today’s competitive society, continuing your education beyond high school is extremely important. Students have many choices of vocational schools, community colleges and four-year colleges and universities to choose from. However; once you have decided on the type of school that best suits your needs, what will you choose to MAJOR in once you get there?
In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE courses across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies as well as learn how core school subjects like math, science, etc are used in real-life situations. At its core, the mission of CTE is to prepare students for success in college and careers by helping them develop the skills, technical knowledge, academic rigor and real-world experience for high-skill, high-demand and highly successful careers.
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 off your career straight out of high school.
CTE Course Highlights
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• MOST CTE Courses offer HONORS Credit
• Students enrolled in Selected Courses can Sit and Earn Nationally Recognized Industry Credentials (FREE)
• Earn possible Community College Course Credit for Selected CTE Courses through the Articulation Agreement
• Students have the opportunity to join Nationally Recognized Career and Technical Education Student Organizations (CTSO) and engage in activities and competitions on the local, State and National level
• Students can Specialize in CTE Career Clusters and become Concentrators.
• Students with the appropriate GPA and meet the required criteria may be selected to be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society
• CTE Concentrators who meet the required criteria receive a special Endorsement Seal on their Diploma indicating they are “Career Ready”
• All concentrators are eligible to take the ACT Work Keys Assessment free during their Senior year.