Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a collection of high school programs that prepare students for life-long success. Students receive a
college-prep education as well as technical skills that allow them to graduate from high school with more than a high school diploma.
Benefits of participating in CTE
Students who complete the program have higher graduation rates college and enrollment rates than the district average
Have opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications
Can gain college credits through our partnerships with the City Colleges of Chicago – saving our students money!
Students engage in real work experiences with professionals in their field
Applying to a CTE
8th graders may apply online at apply.cps.edu &
Select up to 5 CTE program choices
Or print and complete the 4 page application available at www.cpsoae.org
9th & lOth graders talk to your high school counselor to sign up