Career & Technical Education
AHS Career & Technical Education (CTE) encompasses the following areas:
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (science equivalency available for some courses)
- Business / Information Technology / Marketing
- Family and Consumer Science
- Technology & Engineering
AHS CTE courses prepare students for high-skill, high-pay and high-demand careers. By integrating math and science concepts, CTE classes help students apply the skills they are learning in their core academic classes. According to the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), high quality CTE can ensure America’s future competitiveness through increased student engagement and the integration of math, science, and literacy skills to meet the needs of employers and to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the 21st century. CTE has been shown to reduce absenteeism and dropout rates while increasing student success and post secondary attendance.
The courses offered are part of approved Career Pathways that help better prepare students for what comes after high school and includes career exploration as part of the regular curriculum. Ashland High School offers a wide array of courses with many opportunities for our students from career explorations, guest speakers, field trips, hands-on, engaging, dual credit, Youth Apprenticeships, Job Shadowing, Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), and more. We continue to strive to expand our course offerings and stay on the cutting edge of technology.
The following opportunities provide several examples of how students can personalize their own education to support their personal, academic and career goals:
- Career (Work-Based) Learning Programs
- College in High School Programming
- Opportunities to Earn Industry Certifications
- Personalized Career & Technical Education Programs
Contact Sandra Naas at 715-682-7089 x. 1107 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can personalize your career and technical education.