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Career Technical Education (CTE)


What will you be prepared to do after graduation?


Each year, Chippewa Valley Schools offers Career Technical Education (CTE) programs
at Chippewa Valley High School and Dakota High School. These programs are designed
to prepare students for a broad range of employment opportunities and continue
A ten-year follow up study has found that the most successful high school graduates were
those who took a solid college-prep program and a Career Technical Education program
of study. CTE programs are staffed by teachers with related business and industry
experiences that enhances the learning process with real-world relevance.
"What is CTE?" Video:  Click Here

CTE programs are offered in these areas:

      Automotive Technology
      Business ( 3 pathways )
           Business Management
           Accounting & Finance
           Information Technology
      Construction Trades
      Culinary Arts (Formerly Hospitality & Culinary Arts)
      Design Technology
      Family & Consumer Science
      Graphic Design 
      Mechatronics and Robotics 
      Medical Academy
      Teacher Cadet
      Woodworking & Cabinetmaking
Some programs are taught at one high school only, but all CTE programs are available to
students from both high schools. A complete program of study in a CTE area usually
involves a sequence of courses. Most CTE introductory courses are offered as a one
semester/one hour course. Advanced courses will have the preceding courses as a
prerequisite. Internships are available to seniors and require the completion of two
semesters in the related program, teacher recommendation, and current enrollment in 
a related course.


CTE is education that works! CTE programs. . .
   • Fulfill the Visual, Performing and Applied Art (VPAA) requirement for graduation.
   • Students may replace 1-credit of World Language wtih 1-credit of CTE when
     CTE is taken as a 2nd (or additional) VPAA credit.  
   • For seniors only, students may apply 1-credit of certain CTE courses as a
     "Senior Math-Related Credit." Please consult the course book for CTE courses
     that qualify.
   • Blend and develop knowledge of mathematics, science, social studies, and English
     with specific skills used in the work place.
   • Offer qualified students the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced standing
     at the college level---this is known as articulation.
   • Offer qualified senior students the opportunity to participate in Internship.
   • Prepare students for industry-based certifications, education beyond high school,
     and entry into a career pathway. 





All CTE programs follow the District's policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, disability, height, weight or marital status in all programs, activities, and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation. Support services are available through Carl D. Perkins Education Act for students with special needs.


NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION It is the policy of Chippewa Valley Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, disability, height, weight or marital status in its programs, services, activities, or employment. Inquiries related to nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Civil Rights Coordinator, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Chippewa Valley Schools Administration, 19120 Cass Avenue, Clinton Township, MI 48038 Phone: 586-723-2090 / Nondiscrimination inquiries related to disability should be directed to: Section 504 Coordinator, Director of Special Services, (same address) Phone: 586-723-2180