Career & Technology Education (CTE)

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.

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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

CTE Newsletter

  •  CTE Newsletter click here
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    Graduation Rates

    CTE Students 89
    Non-CTE 53

    College Enrollment Rates

    CTE Students 63
    CPS Students 60
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