CTE Career and Technical Education
(formerly Vocational Ed)
The goals of CTE are to provide quality educational programs emphasizing core academic content, Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness (PWR) and technical skills, and seamless transitions to further education or employment. Our goal is to better prepare students, including special populations, to meet the challenges of the workforce, economic development, and emerging occupations.
CTE courses are offered throughout the District at 6 high schools and 4 middle schools and transportation can be provided for students who are interested in CTE courses offered at another D49 high school. CTE students will receive a rigorous and relevant education and may earn professional industry certifications and college credit from Pikes Peak Community College or the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Career & Technical Student Organizations
CTSOs help students build leadership skills, promote positive work values, and reinforce the CTE curriculum. CTE student organizations include: DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, (SC)2, SkillsUSA, and TSA.