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What is Career Technical Education?

Career Technical Education (CTE) programs focus on a special area of study, such as career education, STEM, the performing arts, or partnership academies (CPA), which are schools-within-a-school that incorporate integrated academic and career technical education, business partnerships, mentoring and internships. 

CTE provides career, college and workforce preparation for high school students, groundwork for advanced training and the upgrading of existing skills. High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.
 
  • 81 percent of dropouts say relevant, real-world learning opportunities would have kept them in high school.
  • More than 75 percent of secondary CTE concentrators pursued post-secondary education shortly after high school.                                                               
- Association of Career Technical Education
 
 

High_School_Career_Technical_Education_Programs Card IconHigh School Career Technical Education Programs

Select the links below to learn more about the opportunities available for students in grades 9-12
 

Creative Connections Arts Academy

Foothill High School

Grant Union High School

Highlands High School

Rio Linda High School

Vista Nueva High School

Jr_High_School_Career_Technical_Education_Programs Card IconJr High School Career Technical Education Programs

Select the links below to learn more about the opportunities available for students in grades 7-8

MLK Jr. Tech Academy

Rio Tierra Jr. High School