Any student wishing to enroll in CTE courses are able to contingent on the course options that fit into their schedule.
Yes! If your student is planning to go to a 2 or 4 year college/university they can still choose to complete a pathway that aligns to their desired major.
The CTE courses and course sequence for each pathway can be found on the specific pathway’s page. Explore pathways here.
We encourage students to explore pathways during their middle school experience and their 9th grade year. However, if the pathway is not the right fit for your child speak with the pathway Development Coordinator or School Counselor.
Pathway Development Coordinator Career Development Coordinator School Counselor.
Currently there are a variety of CTE elective courses offered at the middle school level. These courses range from introductory CTE courses to Project Lead the Way course.
A CTE Concentrator is a student that has completed four or more courses within a pathway course cluster, one being a completor course.
WorkKeys is an assessment that measures foundational skills required for success in the workplace. Seniors that are CTE Concentrators are administered this test, free of charge, at their high school in the second semester. Based on your child’s results, their level of achievement can be placed on their resume and shared with their employer. Please visit www.act.org for more information.
Your child gets into a pathway by taking the Level 1 course and then expressing their interest during the time of registration.
Middle school students – take a CTE/PLTW course as an elective at your school High school students – take Level 1 courses as a Freshman within different pathways; speak with your Pathway Development Coordinator, CTE teacher and/or School Counselor to determine which pathway would be right for you.
You will know that a pathway suits you if it is aligned with your future career goals and/or if you enjoy the pathway courses.
Explore our page! Pay close attention to the schools that offer the pathway that you are interested in to ensure they are in your feeder pattern.
If the pathway that you desire is not at your school and falls at a magnet school within your zone, you can apply for the School Choice Lottery.
Yes! However, work with your School Counselor to understand the course load and to ensure your schedule is suited for your participation in a pathway.
Work-Based Learning opportunities can be explored with your Career Development Coordinator at your high school. There are a variety of work-based learning and internships also through the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program.
Various companies/industries acknowledge the certifications that are aligned in select courses. Please visit a pathway’s page to view what is available.