Career & Technical Education

Welcome!

The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department offers students opportunities to prepare for college and careers. How?

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Data shows CTE students are better prepared to enter post-secondary education and are typically better focused when they enter college.

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Clay County’s CTE students earn more industry certifications than most Florida districts and is the highest performing district per capita in the state for students earning industry certifications.

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Students have opportunities to work closely with business/industry to have a firsthand understanding of the career in which they are interested.

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Business Partners work closely with the CTE Department to give students the opportunity to network with professionals, and the chance to job shadow, intern, undergo mock interviews, etc.

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blue_arrowChereese Stewart, Director of CTE
blue_arrowAlice Paulk, Supervisor of CTE
blue_arrowKelly Mosley, CTE Specialist
blue_arrowMelissa Ebener, Administrative Assistant

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Business Partners - We need you!
Do you want to help students achieve academic excellence?  Do you want to have an impact on economic development?  The Clay County School District’s Career and Technical Education Department seeks to engage business partners within the Academies of Clay.  This is your opportunity to become involved in molding future employees and citizens in our community.  Register below and staff from the Career and Technical Education Department will contact you about opportunities for you to get involved with the Academies of Clay.
Business Partner Registration
 
Contact or Visit the Career & Technical Education Department
Orange Park High School Annex
2306 Kingsley Avenue, Building 17
Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 284-6574
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Academy
of Business &
Leadership

Clay High School
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BACKGROUND:
Careers in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Clay High School to adapt an educational approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Business
small_white_bullet  Culinary Arts
small_white_bullet  Digital Design
small_white_bullet  Logistics
small_white_bullet  ROTC
small_white_bullet  CAPS
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Folder" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Christine Wingate, CHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of Arts
Manufacturing &
Veterinary Technology

Clay High School
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BACKGROUND:
Careers in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Clay High School to adapt an educational approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Automotive Technology
small_white_bullet  Carpentry
small_white_bullet  Art
small_white_bullet  Band
small_white_bullet  Chorus
small_white_bullet  CAPS
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Car" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Christine Wingate, CHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of Law &
Emergency Services

Clay High School
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BACKGROUND:
Careers in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Clay High School to adapt an educational approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Criminal Justice
small_white_bullet  Health Science
small_white_bullet  Vet Assisting
small_white_bullet  CAPS
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Police Car" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Christine Wingate, CHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Vystar Academy
of Business
& Finance

Fleming Island High
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BACKGROUND:
At Fleming Island High, we hold fast to our motto, "Carpe Diem, Carpe Futuram," which means "Seize the Day, Seize the Future." Through rigorous academics, well-rounded extra-curricular activities, and competitive athletic programs, we prepare our students to engage in the wider world that awaits them upon graduation. And, to further prepare them for addressing 21st Century skills, future workforce needs, and expectations of employers, FIHS is adopting the academy model to capitalize on student interests and aptitudes in order to provide a curriculum that both challenges and motivates all students.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Finance
small_white_bullet  Hospitality & Tourism
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Coin" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Toni Padgett, FIHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Digital Media

Fleming Island High
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BACKGROUND:
At Fleming Island High, we hold fast to our motto, "Carpe Diem, Carpe Futuram," which means "Seize the Day, Seize the Future." Through rigorous academics, well-rounded extra-curricular activities, and competitive athletic programs, we prepare our students to engage in the wider world that awaits them upon graduation. And, to further prepare them for addressing 21st Century skills, future workforce needs, and expectations of employers, FIHS is adopting the academy model to capitalize on student interests and aptitudes in order to provide a curriculum that both challenges and motivates all students.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Television Production
small_white_bullet  Commercial Photography
small_white_bullet  Web Design
small_white_bullet  Digital Design
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Camera" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Toni Padgett, FIHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Teaching &
Learning

Fleming Island High
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BACKGROUND:
At Fleming Island High, we hold fast to our motto, "Carpe Diem, Carpe Futuram," which means "Seize the Day, Seize the Future." Through rigorous academics, well-rounded extra-curricular activities, and competitive athletic programs, we prepare our students to engage in the wider world that awaits them upon graduation. And, to further prepare them for addressing 21st Century skills, future workforce needs, and expectations of employers, FIHS is adopting the academy model to capitalize on student interests and aptitudes in order to provide a curriculum that both challenges and motivates all students.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Early Childhood Education
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Apple" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Toni Padgett, FIHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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AICE Academy

Fleming Island High
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BACKGROUND:
At Fleming Island High, we hold fast to our motto, "Carpe Diem, Carpe Futuram," which means "Seize the Day, Seize the Future." Through rigorous academics, well-rounded extra-curricular activities, and competitive athletic programs, we prepare our students to engage in the wider world that awaits them upon graduation. And, to further prepare them for addressing 21st Century skills, future workforce needs, and expectations of employers, FIHS is adopting the academy model to capitalize on student interests and aptitudes in order to provide a curriculum that both challenges and motivates all students.
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Pencil" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Toni Padgett, FIHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Visual &
Performing Arts

Fleming Island High
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BACKGROUND:
At Fleming Island High, we hold fast to our motto, "Carpe Diem, Carpe Futuram," which means "Seize the Day, Seize the Future." Through rigorous academics, well-rounded extra-curricular activities, and competitive athletic programs, we prepare our students to engage in the wider world that awaits them upon graduation. And, to further prepare them for addressing 21st Century skills, future workforce needs, and expectations of employers, FIHS is adopting the academy model to capitalize on student interests and aptitudes in order to provide a curriculum that both challenges and motivates all students.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Art
small_white_bullet  Drama/Theatre
small_white_bullet  Music
small_white_bullet  Naval Science
small_white_bullet  Fashion & Design Services
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Mask" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Toni Padgett, FIHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Business, Leadership
& Advanced Studies

Keystone Heights High
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BACKGROUND:
Careers in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Keystone Heights High School to adapt an education approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Digital Design
small_white_bullet  Logistics
small_white_bullet  Advanced Studies
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Folder" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Chuck Anderson, KHHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of Agriscience,
Manufacturing & Technology

Keystone Heights High
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BACKGROUND:
Careers in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Keystone Heights High School to adapt an education approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Carpentry
small_white_bullet  Agriscience Technology
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Tools" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Chuck Anderson, KHHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Arts, Health &
Human Services

Keystone Heights High
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BACKGROUND:
Careers in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Keystone Heights High School to adapt an education approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Health Science
small_white_bullet  Culinary Arts
small_white_bullet  Visual/Performing Arts
small_white_bullet  Television Production
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Medical Suitcase" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Chuck Anderson, KHHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Agriscience & Automotive

Middleburg High School
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BACKGROUND:
Studies show that students in an academy setting outperform students in the general population. Academy students are succeeding, graduating, and achieving where general students are failing to rise above 9th grade, let alone graduate high school and attend or succeed in post-secondary education. The academies at Middleburg High will provide students with the skills needed for success in our 21st Century world and ever-changing job market.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Horticulture
small_white_bullet  Agriscience Technology
small_white_bullet  Automotive Collision & Repair
small_white_bullet  Automotive Service Technology
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Flower" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Stacey Rutherford, MHS' Academy Coach: or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of Architecture, Construction & Interior Design

Middleburg High
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BACKGROUND:
Studies show that students in an academy setting outperform students in the general population. Academy students are succeeding, graduating, and achieving where general students are failing to rise above 9th grade, let alone graduate high school and attend or succeed in post-secondary education. The academies at Middleburg High will provide students with the skills needed for success in our 21st Century world and ever-changing job market.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Drafting
small_white_bullet  Electrical
small_white_bullet  Carpentry
small_white_bullet  Interior Design
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "House" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Stacey Rutherford, MHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Health & Human
Services

Middleburg High
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BACKGROUND:
Studies show that students in an academy setting outperform students in the general population. Academy students are succeeding, graduating, and achieving where general students are failing to rise above 9th grade, let alone graduate high school and attend or succeed in post-secondary education. The academies at Middleburg High will provide students with the skills needed for success in our 21st Century world and ever-changing job market.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Early Childhood Education
small_white_bullet  Culinary Arts
small_white_bullet  Health Science
small_white_bullet  ROTC
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Apple" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Stacey Rutherford, MHS' Academy Coach or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of Information Technology

Middleburg High
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BACKGROUND:
Studies show that students in an academy setting outperform students in the general population. Academy students are succeeding, graduating, and achieving where general students are failing to rise above 9th grade, let alone graduate high school and attend or succeed in post-secondary education. The academies at Middleburg High will provide students with the skills needed for success in our 21st Century world and ever-changing job market.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Computer Systems Technology
small_white_bullet  Business
small_white_bullet  Digital Design
small_white_bullet  Web Design
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Computer" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Stacey Rutherford, MHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Arts, Humanities &
Advanced Studies

Middleburg High
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BACKGROUND:
Studies show that students in an academy setting outperform students in the general population. Academy students are succeeding, graduating, and achieving where general students are failing to rise above 9th grade, let alone graduate high school and attend or succeed in post-secondary education. The academies at Middleburg High will provide students with the skills needed for success in our 21st Century world and ever-changing job market.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Art
small_white_bullet  Band
small_white_bullet  Chorus
small_white_bullet  Theater
small_white_bullet  Journalism
small_white_bullet  Honors
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Art" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Stacey Rutherford MHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Advanced
Studies

Oakleaf High
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BACKGROUND:
Academies at Oakleaf High School provide students with the 21st Century skills necessary for success. These skills enable students to be prepared to meet the demands of an ever-changing world. Whether attending college, entering the world of work, or choosing to serve in the military, the academic skills learned at Oakleaf High will serve them well.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Ag Biotechnology
small_white_bullet  Aerospace Technologies
small_white_bullet  AICE/Advanced Placement
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Airplane" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Diane Shier, OHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Business &
Commercial Arts

Oakleaf High
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BACKGROUND:
Academies at Oakleaf High School provide students with the 21st Century skills necessary for success. These skills enable students to be prepared to meet the demands of an ever-changing world. Whether attending college, entering the world of work, or choosing to serve in the military, the academic skills learned at Oakleaf High will serve them well.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Fashion & Interior Design
small_white_bullet  3-D Animation
small_white_bullet  Photography
small_white_bullet  Television Production
small_white_bullet  Digital Design
small_white_bullet  Marketing
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Purse" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Diane Shier, OHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Health & Human
Services

Oakleaf High
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BACKGROUND:
Academies at Oakleaf High School provide students with the 21st Century skills necessary for success. These skills enable students to be prepared to meet the demands of an ever-changing world. Whether attending college, entering the world of work, or choosing to serve in the military, the academic skills learned at Oakleaf High will serve them well.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Early Childhood Education
small_white_bullet  Health Science
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Stroller" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Diane Shier, OHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Fine Arts

Oakleaf High
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BACKGROUND:
Academies at Oakleaf High School provide students with the 21st Century skills necessary for success. These skills enable students to be prepared to meet the demands of an ever-changing world. Whether attending college, entering the world of work, or choosing to serve in the military, the academic skills learned at Oakleaf High will serve them well.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Art
small_white_bullet  Band
small_white_bullet  Chorus
small_white_bullet  Theatre
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Art" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Diane Shier, OHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of Engineering
& Manufacturing

Orange Park High
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BACKGROUND:
Careers in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Orange Park High School to adapt an educational approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Engineering
small_white_bullet  Computer Systems Technology
small_white_bullet  Automotive Technology
small_white_bullet  Carpentry
small_white_bullet  Welding
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Tools" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Kristen Heimerle, OPHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Vystar Academy
of Business
& Finance

Orange Park High
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BACKGROUND:
Careers in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Orange Park High School to adapt an educational approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Accounting
small_white_bullet  Digital Design
small_white_bullet  Web Design
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Coin" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Kristen Heimerle, OPHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Leadership &
Performing Arts

Orange Park High
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BACKGROUND:
Careers in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Orange Park High School to adapt an educational approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Naval Science
small_white_bullet  Commercial Art
small_white_bullet  Band
small_white_bullet  Chorus
small_white_bullet  Theatre
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "U.S. Flag" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Kristen Heimerle, OPHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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OPMC Academy
of Health &
Human Services

Orange Park High
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BACKGROUND:
Careers in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Orange Park High School to adapt an educational approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Health Science
small_white_bullet  Early Childhood Education
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Medical Suitcase" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Kristen Heimerle, OPHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Business &
Information Technology

Ridgeview High
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BACKGROUND:
Jobs in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Ridgeview High School to adapt an educational approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Networking
small_white_bullet  Digital Design
small_white_bullet  Web Design
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Computer" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Christina Thomas, RHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Health & Human
Services

Ridgeview High
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BACKGROUND:
Jobs in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Ridgeview High School to adapt an educational approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Culinary Arts
small_white_bullet  Early Childhood Education
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Chef's Hat" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Christina Thomas, RHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of
Advanced
Studies

Ridgeview High
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BACKGROUND:
Jobs in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Ridgeview High School to adapt an educational approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  International Baccalaureate Program
small_white_bullet  Advanced Placement Scholars
small_white_bullet  IBCC
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Pencil" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Christina Thomas, RHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of Performing
Arts & Design

Ridgeview High
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BACKGROUND:
Jobs in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Ridgeview High School to adapt an educational approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Art
small_white_bullet  Band
small_white_bullet  Chorus
small_white_bullet  Theatre
small_white_bullet  Television Production
small_white_bullet  NJROTC
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Music Note" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Christina Thomas, RHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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Academy of Manufacturing
& Industrial
Technology

Ridgeview High
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BACKGROUND:
Jobs in the 21st Century require higher academic and technical skills. Research suggests that over the next 5 years, many new job titles, along with new skill sets, will enter the workforce and career fields. To prepare for this challenging new labor market, it is the goal of Ridgeview High School to adapt an educational approach and instructional method for our students that will meet the demands of the ever-changing job and career fields of the future.
PATHWAY/PROGRAMS OF STUDY:
small_white_bullet  Carpentry
small_white_bullet  HVAC
small_white_bullet  Masonry
LEARN MORE:
Click on the "Brick" icon for more information; the "Envelope" to email Christina Thomas, RHS' Academy Coach; or visit CTE's Facebook page.
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