Career and Technology Education Pathways
City Schools is committed to graduating students who are ready for the next steps toward college and career. A big part of that commitment is the district's award-winning programs in Career and Technology Education (CTE).
In a CTE pathway, students take rigorous academic courses and participate in work-based learning opportunities, including job shadowing, mentoring with industry professionals or internships. After successful completion of a CTE program, students can graduate from high school with industry certification or college credit — and have a "leg up" toward an in-demand, well paid career.
CTE pathways and programs are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education and are concentrated in job sectors where employment growth is anticipated. Maryland High School Career and Technology Education Programs of Study gives more detail about the state's emphasis on CTE and describes the CTE career clusters.
More than 20 City Schools middle and high schools offer state-approved CTE programs in the career clusters below. Please use the Find a School feature for more about the programs available and the schools that offer each one.
- Arts, Media and Communication
- Business, Management and Finance
- Career Research and Development (a career exploration program)
- Construction and Development
- Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism
- Environmental, Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Gateway to Technology (a middle school program focused on science, technology, engineering and math)
- Health and Biosciences
- Human Resource Services
- Information Technology
- Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology
- Transportation Technologies