Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses give students the opportunity to experience possible career options, become educated consumers, and apply their cross-curricular knowledge and skills to make connections between school and life. CTE prepares students for the world of work and to become lifelong learners. CTE courses encourage students to develop communication skills, leadership skills and problem solving skills while gaining practical experience in a specific career focus. Courses in CTE allow students to foster their own creativity to solve real world problems through project-based, hands-on curricula, and to become active participants in their own learning.
Our curriculum is designed to foster responsible citizenship by encouraging purposeful research, critical thinking, collaboration, creative problem solving, and helping students to develop effective public speaking, presentation and debate skills. It is our hope that students emerging from our program will show respect for cultural diversity and demonstrate their commitment to the democratic process by being active and informed civic participants.
To these ends the department has built an exciting suite of business, family and consumer sciences and technology history and social courses. The menu to the left provides access to teacher, curricular and course information.
NCHS Career and Technical Education Scope and Sequence:
Family and Consumer Sciences
Honors and Advanced Placement in Career and Technical Education:
For students who have demonstrated intellectual independence and success working with complex texts and concepts, the Social Studies Department provides Advanced Placement courses instead of a more traditional ‘honors’ program (with the exception of the interdisciplinary American Studies). Underclassmen interested in Advanced Placement World History need to keep in mind that this is a college-level program no less challenging than Advanced Placement courses available to juniors and seniors. See the pages for each grade level for information about how this plays out in specific courses.