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Career & Technical Education

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) department is a consortium of the Business, Family & Consumer Sciences and Technology Education departments. CTE students cultivate skills that improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities. All CTE students participate in career connected activities designed to promote critical-thinking, problem solving, creativity, and interpersonal skills.  Our courses prepare students to meet high school graduation requirements, district learning expectations, as well as post secondary plans for career, college, and/or military.

Career and Technical Education Department Goals                                      
All courses are developed to:
  • Offer learning experiences that integrate academic, technical and interpersonal skill development
  • Apply mathematics and science concepts, including STEM related course components
  • Strengthen literacy skills though industry specific content and career connected learning
  • Prepare students to explore and understand various career options, including nontraditional opportunities
  • Use career pathways to strengthen educational programming
  • Integrate school and community based learning opportunities to develop stronger school-to-work experiences.
Sage Park Middle School:
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at the middle school provide students with hands-on opportunities to explore career possibilities and areas of interest through projects that build on academic content.  Students rotate through courses in Technology Education and Culinary Arts.  The curriculum topics include:  architecture, engineering, woodworking, kitchen safety, preventing foodborne illness, and baking.

Business Education provides students with an understanding of business technology and economic concepts.  It develops opportunities for application of basic academic, thinking and interpersonal skills. Its study contributes to a student becoming a productive worker, an economically successful entrepreneur, and a keen consumer.  Students will receive career information that helps them relate their interests, skills and abilities to opportunities in the business world. Business Education classes allow students to acquire business knowledge and skills that will help them function effectively in business and other careers.