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CTE - Career and Technical Education

Apprentice Academy requires each student in grades 8 and 9 to participate in the school's career exploratory program. This lab-based program is completely focused on creating a career experience that helps students decide where their interests and aptitudes align, within a career pathway. Our program is 100% based on the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful-and they have fun doing it. Our career exploratory instruction doesn't come from reading, watching, or listening; it comes from doing. Each module is activity is designed to represent the actual work experienced by a professional in a specific career. Apprentice Academy students are expected to be self-directed learners, while the teacher acts as the facilitator who guides them through their projects as needed. Students are engaged in the process of aligning their personal goals with educational and career opportunities in a hands-on learning environment. Exploratory Learning lab modules for the 2022-2023 school year are:


  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design

  • Criminalistics (crime scene investigation)

  • Health Sciences

  • Computer Graphics and Game Development

  • Material Processing Design

  • Robotics

  • Digital Manufacturing

  • Home Maintenance Fundamentals


The Apprentice Academy exploratory experience provides the technical and academic coursework for a student's high school experience In the spring semester of their freshman year, 9th graders and their parents will work closely with Apprentice Academy's counseling and CTE staff to design and implement an appropriate educational and career plan for grades 10 through 12. The purpose of Apprentice Academy is to graduate students who have gained the high demand skills needed for immediate employment in highly paid career fields because they have successfully completed  one of our industry specific career pathways.   


All Apprentice Academy students must select a career pathway upon entry into the 10th grade from the following list of options and must participate in an apprenticeship, internship, or other pre-approved work-based learning opportunity.


  • Automotive

  • Aviation Technician

  • Computer Science & IT

  • Construction, Trades, and Architecture

  • Cosmetology

  • Culinary (Returning 2024-2025)

  • Healthcare


Note: Students who have different career interests other than the ones offered by Apprentice Academy, may work with the counseling staff to design a pathway that aligns with their career goals and approved by school administration.

Department Contacts

Shannon Causineau-Cosmetology

Daniel Watkins-Automotive


Alex Foster-Career Exploration

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