Preparing Students for Life After High School
Whether students are preparing for college or on a path leading directly to a career, PSD Career and Technical Education gives students a curriculum to help them be successful in the workplace, higher education and community.
About 50 CTE classes are offered at middle and high schools. Courses are rich with academics, integrating math, physics, writing/composition and computer literacy skills into the curriculum.
CTE also offers:
- PaCE (Professional and Community Experience) - a work-based learning program for high school students
- ACE (Alternative Community Experience) - a work-based learning program for students with disabilities
- Career Pathways program - students take CTE courses at FRCC (see below).
High school students may enroll in career and technical education programs at Front Range Community College through Career Pathways, a program funded by PSD and Thompson Valley School District. Students earn high school credit with the option to earn college credit.
Tuition cost is paid by PSD, but students pay their own program fees. Most classes are held at FRCC. Transportation is provided.
Classes are offered in:
- Animal Technology & Research
- Architectural, Landscape, and Interior Design
- Automotive Technology & Service
- Criminal Justice Careers Exploration
- Culinary Arts
- Medical Careers Exploration
- Welding & Metal Fabrication
- Wildlife, Forestry, & Natural Resources