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  • Programs and Pathways

    Architecture & Construction

    Program

    School

    Electrical

    PCTA

    HVAC/Plumbing

    PCTA

    Carpentry 

    PCTA

    Maritime Welding

    PCTA

    General Construction

    PCTA

     

    Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

    Program

    School

    Graphic Communications

    PCTA

    Visual Arts

    Hope

    Music

    Hope

    Music

    Mt. Pleasant

    Digital Media Production

    Hope

     

    Business Management, Administration, & Finance 

    Program

    School

    Business & Cosmetology

    PCTA

     

    Education, Training, and Human Services

    Program

    School

    Teacher Academy

    Alvarez

    Teacher Academy

    Cooley High @JSEC 

    Teacher Academy

    Mt. Pleasant

     

    Environmental and Life Sciences

    Program

    School

    Bio-Medical

    Cooley High @JSEC 

     

    Health Sciences & Medical

    Program

    School

    Nursing

    Alvarez

     

    Hospitality & Tourism

    Program

    School

    Culinary Arts

    PCTA

    Pastry Arts

    PCTA

     

    Information Technology

    Program

    School

    P-Tech Information Technology

    PCTA

    P-Tech Information Technology

    E-Cubed

    Computer Science/CS4RI

    Cooley High@JSEC, Mt. Pleasant, Alvarez, Central, PCTA

    Two Codes

     Central

     

    Law, Public Safety, and Government

    Program

    School

    Law & Public Safety

    Central

    JROTC

    Hope

     

    Science, Technology and Engineering

    Program

    School

    Pre-Engineering

    PCTA

    Pre-Engineering

    Mt. Pleasant

     

    Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

    Program

    School

    Automotive Technology

    PCTA

     

  • A CTE program is an extensive time commitment.  Students in a CTE program take one course in the program in their freshmen and sophomore years.  In the junior and senior years, students in a CTE program have alternative weeks- one full week of academics followed by a week in their CTE program.  Over the course of four years, students will spend 33% of their total instructional time during their high school career  in their chosen  CTE program.  CTE programs are only offered at PCTA.

     

    A CTE pathway is also a significant time commitment.  Students in a CTE pathway take one course in the program in their freshmen and sophomore years.  In the junior and senior years, students in a CTE pathway take two CTE pathway courses per day.    Over the course of four years, students will spend 25% of their total instructional time during their high school career in their chosen CTE pathway. 

     

    Whether a student enrolls in a CTE program or pathway, they are making a significant commitment in terms of  instructional time, effort and initiative.  When the CTE Office reviews student essays and guidance counselor recommendations, the most important qualities that are considered are as follows:

    • Intentionality- does the student have an interest in the chosen program and intend to pursue a career in this industry?  
    • Drive & Determination- does the student have the desire to invest the time and effort needed to succeed in a rigorous program or pathway while balancing a full academic course load?