Career and Technical Education

Skilled and Technical Sciences

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Skilled and Technical Sciences provide students with learning experiences and knowledge of industry, occupations, life skills, and applications of basic skills.  The entry level classes at middle level are exploratory in nature.  High School students may choose from a variety of courses with focuses in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), CAD (Computer-Aided Design), Construction/Woodworking, Manufacturing, and Welding.  Our emphasis is on design, problem-solving, cooperative effort, career opportunities, safe and efficient work habits, quality of work, and good stewardship of the environment.  Students will develop an appreciation for diversity and value the contribution of each person through collaborative effort.  These courses are a great foundation to ensure that our students are career and/or college ready.

Our High School classes are Project Lead The Way® certified – in the Engineering Pathway.  This PLTW curriculum applies Engineering, Science, Math, and Technology to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-word context.  Students focus on the process of defining and solving a problem, not on getting the “right” answer.  They learn how to apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to make the world a better place through innovation.

Source: www.pltw.org