Career & Technical Magnet Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Magnet Programs (previously known as Professional-Technical Education Programs) are sequenced career-training classes that lead to industry certifications, college credits, and/or industry extern or internships. These programs (a series of related training classes) help students learn technical and professional skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for success in today's workforce including the transition to a 2-4 year college program, apprenticeship training, short-term training, or on-the-job training (see Return On Investment).  Given today's workforce demands it is important for students and parents to understand that going to college does not necessarily translate into securing a job that pays a meaningful income.  To understand today's labor market watch: "Success In The New Economy" and read "Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools." 

Watch the video below to learn about each of the programs available for students who attend a zoned-home high school or an Academy. These classes are elective offerings. No special application is required. For class details see
: 2017-18 CTE Magnet Programs Course Handbook Also see this helpful guide, which highlights a list of prerequisite classes per pathway 2017-18 Magnet Programs Quick Reference Guide  and here is a program overview flyer CTE Magnet Programs (For Spanish speakers see - CTE Magnet Programs)