What is CTE?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) incorporates rigorous and challenging academic content standards, and provides a sequence of courses leading to an industry-recognized credential or certificate in addition to the student’s high school diploma by

Empowering students for effective participation in an international economy as world-class workers and citizens;
Teaching students the high demand skills needed to get a job, to cross-train for different positions, or retrain for a new career; and
Preparing students for more than a good paying job – it serves as the beginning of a career path.

Student can obtain college credits (up to 11) while attending high school. The credits can be applied when a student successfully graduates from high school and enters college.

These career tracks are a three year program that begin in the tenth grade and consists of a minimum of 360 instructional hours per year.