Career & Technical Education

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Students in 国产麻豆鈥檚 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs spend much of their time learning through a hands-on approach that prepares students for occupations and further study. CTE programs are available in middle school and high school and are available in many career areas of interest to students.

Students interested in a particular field can look at the coherent sequence of courses to see the courses that will help them prepare for their chosen careers. Students may also wish to choose an academy or magnet school designed to prepare students for careers. 国产麻豆鈥檚 career oriented high schools and middle school magnet schools include Agriculture Science and Technology Academy, CAST Teach High School, Communications Arts High School, Construction Careers Academy, Health Careers High School, Hobby Health Science Middle School, Jay Science and Engineering Academy, Jones STEM Middle School, Marshall Law & Medical Services High School, NSITE (国产麻豆 School of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, and Zachry Global Communication, Information Technology & Cybersecurity Middle School.

Industry recognized certifications may be earned in some courses & some courses may even allow the students to earn college credit. Any student who is interested should talk with his or her CTE instructor or counselor.

Campus CTE Sites

Campus CTE Sites

Each NISD High School and Middle School campus offers a variety of CTE programs. Please visit the individual campus CTE websites for more information on these programs.

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Career Exploration

Career Exploration

All secondary students can access their Choices360 account through their NISD Portal. Choices360 helps students and families with career and post secondary planning. Included within Choices360 are tools for career and college exploration. 

College Credit Opportunities

College Credit Opportunities

High school students can earn college credits by signing up for CTE dual credit. Some courses are offered at specific campuses and others are offered at the college campus. Information about earning college credits may be obtained from the school鈥檚 counseling department.

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Programs of Study

Programs of Study

In support of the State of Texas鈥 college and career planning initiative, NISD has developed multiple Programs of Study (POS) which combine rigorous academics and relevant career and technical education to create a plan of study that has real focus and purpose for students. A POS consists of a recommended coherent sequence of courses based on the student鈥檚 interest, skills, and college and career goals and provides the student and his/her family with a seamless transition to employment and/or postsecondary education and to higher wage, higher skill, and higher demand jobs in the workforce.

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Industry Based Certifications

Industry Based Certifications

国产麻豆 offers students many opportunities to earn current industry based certifications through our CTE courses. These certifications will help students, as they exit high school, with gainful employment or assist in continuing their education.

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Magnet Programs

Magnet Programs

国产麻豆 offers 8 high school and 3 middle school magnet programs for students interested in specific career fields. All high school magnet schools (except for Health Careers High School) operate as a school-within-a-school, which allows students to participate in Fine Arts programs like band, choir and orchestra, sports, and clubs and organizations on their comprehensive high school鈥檚 campus. All 国产麻豆 eighth graders are eligible for enrollment. Applications are also being accepted for students outside 国产麻豆 ISD. Please check with individual programs for application and age requirements. Enrollment is limited at each school. Transportation will be provided for eligible students. 

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Staff Contacts

Staff Contacts

Contact information for the NISD Career & Technical Education department staff can be found here.

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Student Organizations for CTE

Student Organizations for CTE

Career and Technical Student Organizations are comprised of 11 not-for-profit organizations, specifically authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Perkins Act which provides approximately $1.1 billion in state grants for CTE programs.

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Nondiscrimination Notice for CTE

国产麻豆 Independent School 国产麻豆 offers Career and Technical Education programs in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology and Communications; Business Marketing and Finance; Education and Training; Health Science; Hospitality & Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law and Public Service; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Transportation, Distribution and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on interest and aptitude, age appropriateness and class space available. 

It is the policy of 国产麻豆 Independent School 国产麻豆 not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. 

国产麻豆 Independent School 国产麻豆 will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Stephen Daniel, at 5900 Evers Road, San 国产麻豆, TX 78238, (210) 397-8639, and/or Director of Section 504 Joselyn Dudney at 5651 Grissom Road, San 国产麻豆, TX 78238, (21 0) 397-8741.

El Distrito Escolar Independiente 国产麻豆 ofrece programas de educaci贸n de carrera t茅cnica en agricultura, alimentaci贸n y recursos naturales; arquitectura y construcci贸n; artes, tecnolog铆a A/V y comunicaciones; marketing y finanzas empresariales; educaci贸n y capacitaci贸n; ciencias de la salud; hoteler铆a y turismo; servicios humanos; tecnolog铆a inform谩tica; derecho y servicios p煤blicos; fabricaci贸n; ciencia, tecnolog铆a, ingenier铆a y matem谩ticas; y transporte, distribuci贸n y log铆stica. La admisi贸n a estos programas se basa en el inter茅s y la aptitud, la edecuaci贸n a la edad y el espacio disponible de la clase. 

La pol铆tica del Distrito Escolar Independiente 国产麻豆 es no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o discapacidad en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, y proporcionar acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos juveniles designados tal como exige el T铆tulo VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles (Civil Rights Act) de 1964 y sus enmiendas, el T铆tulo IX de las Enmiendas Educativas (Education Amendments) de 1972 y la Secci贸n 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitaci贸n (Rehabilitation Act) de 1973 y sus enmiendas. 

El Distrito Escolar Independiente 国产麻豆 tomar谩 medidas para asegurar que la falta de habilidades en el idioma ingl茅s no sea una barrera para la admisi贸n y la participaci贸n en todos los programas educativos y vocacionales. Para obtener informaci贸n sobre sus derechos o los procedimientos de queja, comun铆quese con el coordinador del T铆tulo IX, Stephen Daniel, en 5900 Evers Road, San 国产麻豆, TX 78238, (210) 397-8639 o con la directora de la Secci贸n 504 Joselyn Dudney en 5651 Grissom Road, San 国产麻豆, TX 78238, (21 0) 397-8741.