Career & Technical Education

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Students in ┴¨║¤═╝┐ÔÔÇÖs Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs spend much of their time learning through a hands-on approach that prepares students for occupations and further study. CTE programs are available in middle school and high school and are available in many career areas of interest to students.

Students interested in a particular field can look at the coherent sequence of courses to see the courses that will help them prepare for their chosen careers. Students may also wish to choose an academy or magnet school designed to prepare students for careers. ┴¨║¤═╝┐ÔÔÇÖs career oriented high schools and middle school magnet schools include Agriculture Science and Technology Academy, CAST Teach High School, Communications Arts High School, Construction Careers Academy, Health Careers High School, Hobby Health Science Middle School, Jay Science and Engineering Academy, Jones STEM Middle School, Marshall Law & Medical Services High School, NSITE (┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô School of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, and Zachry Global Communication, Information Technology & Cybersecurity Middle School.

Industry recognized certifications may be earned in some courses & some courses may even allow the students to earn college credit. Any student who is interested should talk with his or her CTE instructor or counselor.

Campus CTE Sites

Campus CTE Sites

Each ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô High School and Middle School campus offers a variety of CTE programs. Please visit the individual campus CTE websites for more information on these programs.

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Career Exploration

Career Exploration

All secondary students can access their Choices360 account through their ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô Portal. Choices360 helps students and families with career and post secondary planning. Included within Choices360 are tools for career and college exploration. 

College Credit Opportunities

College Credit Opportunities

High school students can earn college credits by signing up for CTE dual credit. Some courses are offered at specific campuses and others are offered at the college campus. Information about earning college credits may be obtained from the schoolÔÇÖs counseling department.

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Programs of Study

Programs of Study

In support of the State of TexasÔÇÖ college and career planning initiative, ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô has developed multiple Programs of Study (POS) which combine rigorous academics and relevant career and technical education to create a plan of study that has real focus and purpose for students. A POS consists of a recommended coherent sequence of courses based on the studentÔÇÖs interest, skills, and college and career goals and provides the student and his/her family with a seamless transition to employment and/or postsecondary education and to higher wage, higher skill, and higher demand jobs in the workforce.

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Industry Based Certifications

Industry Based Certifications

┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô offers students many opportunities to earn current industry based certifications through our CTE courses. These certifications will help students, as they exit high school, with gainful employment or assist in continuing their education.

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Magnet Programs

Magnet Programs

┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô offers 8 high school and 3 middle school magnet programs for students interested in specific career fields. All high school magnet schools (except for Health Careers High School) operate as a school-within-a-school, which allows students to participate in Fine Arts programs like band, choir and orchestra, sports, and clubs and organizations on their comprehensive high schoolÔÇÖs campus. All ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô eighth graders are eligible for enrollment. Applications are also being accepted for students outside ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô. Please check with individual programs for application and age requirements. Enrollment is limited at each school. Transportation will be provided for eligible students. 

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Staff Contacts

Staff Contacts

Contact information for the ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô Career & Technical Education department staff can be found here.

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Student Organizations for CTE

Student Organizations for CTE

Career and Technical Student Organizations are comprised of 11 not-for-profit organizations, specifically authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Perkins Act which provides approximately $1.1 billion in state grants for CTE programs.

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Nondiscrimination Notice for CTE

┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô Independent School ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô offers Career and Technical Education programs in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology and Communications; Business Marketing and Finance; Education and Training; Health Science; Hospitality & Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law and Public Service; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Transportation, Distribution and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on interest and aptitude, age appropriateness and class space available. 

It is the policy of ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô Independent School ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. 

┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô Independent School ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Stephen Daniel, at 5900 Evers Road, San Antonio, TX 78238, (210) 397-8639, and/or Director of Section 504 Joselyn Dudney at 5651 Grissom Road, San Antonio, TX 78238, (21 0) 397-8741.

El Distrito Escolar Independiente ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô ofrece programas de educaci├│n de carrera t├ęcnica en agricultura, alimentaci├│n y recursos naturales; arquitectura y construcci├│n; artes, tecnolog├şa A/V y comunicaciones; marketing y finanzas empresariales; educaci├│n y capacitaci├│n; ciencias de la salud; hoteler├şa y turismo; servicios humanos; tecnolog├şa inform├ítica; derecho y servicios p├║blicos; fabricaci├│n; ciencia, tecnolog├şa, ingenier├şa y matem├íticas; y transporte, distribuci├│n y log├şstica. La admisi├│n a estos programas se basa en el inter├ęs y la aptitud, la edecuaci├│n a la edad y el espacio disponible de la clase. 

La pol├ştica del Distrito Escolar Independiente ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô es no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o discapacidad en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, y proporcionar acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos juveniles designados tal como exige el T├ştulo VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles (Civil Rights Act) de 1964 y sus enmiendas, el T├ştulo IX de las Enmiendas Educativas (Education Amendments) de 1972 y la Secci├│n 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitaci├│n (Rehabilitation Act) de 1973 y sus enmiendas. 

El Distrito Escolar Independiente ┴¨║¤═╝┐Ô tomar├í medidas para asegurar que la falta de habilidades en el idioma ingl├ęs no sea una barrera para la admisi├│n y la participaci├│n en todos los programas educativos y vocacionales. Para obtener informaci├│n sobre sus derechos o los procedimientos de queja, comun├şquese con el coordinador del T├ştulo IX, Stephen Daniel, en 5900 Evers Road, San Antonio, TX 78238, (210) 397-8639 o con la directora de la Secci├│n 504 Joselyn Dudney en 5651 Grissom Road, San Antonio, TX 78238, (21 0) 397-8741.