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Elite Career Technical Program courses allow students to combine college preparation and real-world workforce skills development into one customized education program.

Career Techincal Education (CTE) at Elite Academic Academy integrates rigorous academics with career-based learning and real-world workplace experiences, opportunities, and skills. Elite students are given the opportunity to earn their high school diploma while earning skills and credits toward an industry certificate or college.

Elite Students who participate in the CTE track are able to choose their pathway of study and also maintain a UC/CSU A-G graduation track if desired. Elite CTE students graduate from high school with not only a high school diploma but industry certifications, hands-on experiences, transferable skills, work-force experience, internships, jobs, and more!

Elite CTE Students Experience and Learn*:

  • Cover Letter Writing, Resume Writing, & Portfolio Building
  • Mock Interviews
  • Industry based field trips
  • Internships
  • College Tours
  • Guest Speakers
  • Workshops
  • Apprenticeships
  • Industry Certificates
  • Exploration of Careers

Pathways Currently Offered at Elite for students in grades 9-12:

  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment
  • Public Service
  • Marketing, Sales, & Service
  • Fashion & Interior Design

*speak with your Academy administrator for specific courses currently offered

Learn more about the Elite CTE Program

CTE sets students up for success

High School Graduation Rate

compared to the average national freshman graduation rate of 75%

Remained in Post-Secondary Education

Statistics from the U.S. Department of Education


CTE provides technical skill proficiency, an industry-recognized credential, a certificate, or a degree and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes students’ academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, attitudes toward work, general employability skills, technical skills, occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the industry including entrepreneurship.

CTE Mission 

The mission of CTE is to provide industry-linked programs and services that enable all individuals to reach their career goals in order to achieve economic self-sufficiency, compete in the global marketplace and contribute to California’s economic prosperity. 

For more information contact: 

Mrs. Ashlea Kirkland-Haynes, CTE Director 

[email protected]