Career Technical Agricultural Education (CTAE) is the cornerstone for preparing students to be “College and Career Ready.” CTAE integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational skills to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce. The aim of the program is to show students the relevance of what they’re learning in the classroom, whether they plan to attend a two-year college, a four-year university, enter armed services or go straight into the world of work.
The CTAE curriculum is based on a set of common knowledge, skills and abilities which prepares students for various opportunities. These opportunities include but are not limited to advanced curriculum, dual enrollment, work-based learning, career awareness, career development and employability skills.
DeKalb School’s CTAE programs allow students to choose an area of interest in high school from the 17 career clusters listed below. Each cluster includes multiple career pathways.
CTAE Programs of Study Planning Guides
Career Clusters and Pathway Course Standards (click to view high school course standards)
CTAE Middle School Performance Standards (click to view middle school course standards)
CTAE Career Pathways
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