Centennial High School
12400 West McMillan Road
Boise, Idaho 83713
A Career Technical Education (CTE) pathway is a series of related elective classes that align to an occupation. Some CTE pathway classes are taught at each of the five large zoned-home high schools; whereas, other CTE required pathway classes are taught off-campus at one of three district CTE Center locations i.e. Centennial, Meridian, and Renaissance campuses. Depending on which pathway(s) students pursue, it determines where they go to take their off-campus CTE class.
These specialty CTE classes, classrooms and labs are only open to students who live in the West Ada district boundaries who attend their zoned-home high school or one of the district's three academies. Students who apply and are selected to attend Renaissance High School full-time, a West Ada "school of choice" have somewhat limited access to CTE pathway classes. These students are able pursue pathway classes taught via the CTE Center - Renaissance Campus. West Ada students who do not have access, are those that opt to attend a district charter high school, the Fine Arts Academy or attend a private school. Each of these optional school choices have their own unique course offerings.
Boise School District and the Kuna School District both have limited access as well. Kuna students have opportunities to pursue many of the pathways offered through the CTE Center - Renaissance campus. The only option for Boise School district students, is the Advanced Culinary Arts capstone course. This course is offered to those students who have successfully completed Introduction to Culinary Arts, this West Ada senior-level capstone class is available to those that can provide their own transportation.
During the annual registration process at each home high school in the Spring, students may request CTE elective classes whether the class is taught in-house or off-campus. All schools have a Course Description Handbook that outlines all CTE elective course options. Students and parents should look for Pathway Flow Charts within the handbook to help guide their course selection decisions. For those contemplating to request an off-campus course, there are no real disadvantages. Even though there is travel involved, students are able to maintain a full schedule of classes and there are no special applications to pursue unless you are coming from out-of-district. Kuna and Boise students must first complete the West Ada online registration application in order to attend. For in-district students, CTE shuttles provide transportation to and from each CTE Center or, with parental and administrator permission (paperwork submitted to the school) students may self-transport. (NOTE: CTE classes that offer an externship experience at a local business, students must self-transport.)
For more details about the pathways offered at the Centennial Campus, see the Education Assistant and Computer Science Pathway pages.