Career and Technical Education Defined
The Perkins Act of 2006 was enacted by federal legislation to encourage training in career and technical education. Section 3 defines career and technical education as "organized educational activities that offer a sequence of courses that provides individuals with coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills . . . "
Completing a Course of STudy in a Pathway
Pathways provide students with specific career related skills and put those skills into practice through hands-on activities.
Students must take a total of three credits from a pathway, with at least two being at the technical or application level, to be considered a concentrator of the pathway.
Classes are divided into three levels:
- Introductory level (1)
- Technical level (2)
- Application level (3)
Please note the pathway design level and recommended grade level for each class. The grade level is the earliest recommended grade for that class. However, the classes can be taken at other grade levels as long as any prerequisites have been met.