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About CTE

Why Career & Technical Education?

  • Because 90% of high school graduates say they wish they had more real-world experiences in high school, and CTE pathways are built around hands-on, real-world, project-based learning.
  • Because more than 85% of CTE students are planning to continue their education after high school, and being in a CTE pathway helps students focus their post-secondary plans which means they are more likely to earn a degree.
  • More than 1/3 of CTE students can receive early college credit for completing a CTE pathway, which not only helps to save money, it better prepares high school students for the rigor of college coursework.
  • Because CTE pathway completers are college bound and career ready!

CTE Supports Academics

  • Many of GUHSD's CTE courses are articulated with courses offered by the Gorssmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, which allows students to earn early college credit while still in high school.
  • Many of GUHSD's CTE classes are approved for UC "a-g" credit. All CTE classes earn elective credit, and some also meet specific subject graduation requirements.
    GUHSD's CTE curricula is aligned with the California Academic and the Model CTE Curriculum Standards and supports the core academic areas wherever possible.
    Some CTE students have the opportunity to participate in student competitions and win awards.
  • CTE classes offer applied learning of academics supporting all learning styles.
    GUHSD's CTE classrooms, labs, and workshops are furnished with up-to-date, industry standard, equipment and materials.
  • CTE teachers are fully credentialed by the State Department of Education and have business and/or industry experience in the field in which they are teaching.