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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!

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.

Career Technical Education (CTE) is an educational strategy that integrates academics, work-based learning, technical skills/certifications, and internship opportunities to prepare students for post-secondary college and career. Currently, Elite Academic Academy has four industry pathways for students to choose from and will be launching more program choices 2020-2021 school year. Students are able to take the CTE course electives in sequential order to obtain CTE program experience, industry experience, integrated courses, and may also choose to take concurrent courses with their local community college to earn toward program completion and early college credit.

New to the CTE Pathway this school year is our Marketing Academy! Our Marketing Academy Director Nolan Smith discusses the program and the different projects that students will be working on – including our Be Elite Podcast!

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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

Standards for Career Ready Practice

These standards are integrated into every CTE course and classroom and describe the fundamental knowledge and skills that a career-ready student needs in order to prepare for the transition to postsecondary education, career training, or the workforce.

  • Apply appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and with reason.
  • Develop an education and career plan aligned with personal goals.
  • Apply technology to enhance productivity.
  • Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Practice personal health and understand financial literacy.
  • Act as a responsible citizen of the workplace and community.
  • Model integrity, ethical leadership, and effective management.
  • Work productively in teams while integrating cultural and global competence.
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  • Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
  • Understand the environmental, social, and economic impacts of decisions

*speak with your Academy administrator for specific courses currently offered

Learn more about the Elite CTE Program

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

Performing Arts Acting Academy & Performing Arts Choir Academy

Arts, Media, & Entertainment CTE Sector 

This CTE pathway explores the design, visual arts, design, performing arts, production, and managerial arts. Students currently have the choice of two pathways: Performing Arts Acting or the Performing Arts Choir. This pathway integrates both independent work and interdependent management skills for career success. Pathway standards prepare students with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and practical experience students need to pursue their chosen profession, apprenticeship, college, and career post-high school graduation. 

Occupations associated with this pathway:  Digital Animator, Artistic Director ,  Commercial Artist, Web Designer,  Composer, Music Arranger, Conductor,  Actor, Performing Artist,  Singer, Dancer, Voiceover,  Talent Management, and Producer.

Introduction  Introduction to Performing Arts 
Concentration  Introduction to Choir 
Capstone  Advanced Choir 

 

Below is a sample of what a typical high school Performing Arts Academy student’s schedule would look like: 

English Language Arts Math  Social Science  Other Required Courses or Recommended Electives Performing Arts Academy 
9th English 1 Algebra 1 N/A World Language/Visual Performing Arts Physical Education  Intro to Performing Intro to Acting or Intro to Choir 
10th English 2 Geometry  World History  World Language//Visual Performing Arts Physical Education  Intro to Acting or Intro to Choir 
11th English 3 Algebra 2 U.S. History  World Language//Visual Performing Arts N/A Advanced Acting/Advanced Choir 
12th English 4 Pre-Cal/Trig Govt./Econ World Language//Visual Performing Arts N/A Professional Internship/Job Shadowing 

 

Certifications First Aid, CPR, Acting/Singing Digital Portfolio 

See MORE about College & Career in this Pathway!

Adventure Academy

Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation CTE Sector

The Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation sector provides students with the academic and technical preparation necessary to pursue high-skill, high-demand careers in these related and growing industries. The sector encompasses three distinct, yet interrelated, career pathways: Food Science, Dietetics, and Nutrition; Food Service and Hospitality; and Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation. The standards are designed to integrate academic and career technical concepts. The anchor standards include Consumer and Family Studies comprehensive technical knowledge and skills that prepare students for learning in the pathways.

The knowledge and skills are acquired within a sequential, standards-based pathway program that integrates hands-on projects, work-based instruction, and leadership development such as that offered through FHA-HERO, the California affiliate of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Standards in this sector are designed to prepare students for technical training, postsecondary education, and entry to a career.

 

Introduction  Introduction to Surfing or Introduction to Sailing 
Concentration  Natural Awareness
Capstone  Coastal Preparedness

 

Below is a sample of what a typical high school Adventure Academy student’s schedule would look like: 

English Language Arts Math  Social Science  Other Required Courses or Recommended Electives Adventure Academy 
9th English 1 Algebra 1 N/A World Language/Visual Performing Arts Physical Education  Intro to Sailing/Intro to Surf 
10th English 2 Geometry  World History  World Language//Visual Performing Arts Physical Education  Natural Awareness
11th English 3 Algebra 2 U.S. History  World Language//Visual Performing Arts N/A Coastal Preparedness
12th English 4 Pre-Cal/Trig Govt./Econ World Language//Visual Performing Arts N/A Professional Internship/Job Shadowing 

 

Certifications Offered First Aid, CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, ASA Small Boat License


Current Partnerships for Hands-on experiences: 

LifeSail – Sailing Community Partnership 

Freedom Surf – Surfing Community Partnership 

See MORE about College & Career in this pathway!

Digital Marketing Academy

Sales, Marketing & Service CTE Sector 

Our Elite Marketing Academy is an exciting way for students to learn relevant state standard materials to meet high school graduation requirements while also having the opportunity to gain industry knowledge and expertise! This gives students 21st Century Skills to enter college and career! 

Marketing Pathway Using both creative and systems processes, develop marketing concepts and principles and their practical application in marketing and management. Subject matter includes market research, economics, marketing budgets, creative development and design, and marketing foundations/ functions with an emphasis on public relations, advertising, branding, promotion, product/service management, pricing, and distribution. Specialized programs of study in this field may include sports marketing, hospitality marketing, advertising or market research. Students in the Marketing, Sales, and Service sector is designed to align coursework and opportunities to current and projected career paths. Since marketing and innovation are two major competitive aspects of business today, this pathway will allow students to have hands-on experience to learn various functions of today’s businesses and the rapid changing of technology and economy. This pathway offers a firm foundation for advanced education, entry into a career, and success in the global marketplace.

Occupations associated with this pathway:  Customer Service Representative, Business Owner, Consultant , Sales Manager, Real Estate Broker, Fashion Buyer, Meeting event Planner, Market Research Analyst , Marketing Manager, and Public Relations Specialist. 

Introduction  Introduction to Graphic and Web Design 
Concentration  Digital Marketing 
Capstone  Digital Marketing II

Below is a sample of what a typical high school Digital Marketing Academy student’s schedule would look like: 

English Language Arts Math  Social Science  Other Required Courses or Recommended Electives Digital Marketing Academy 
9th English 1 Algebra 1 N/A World Language/Visual Performing Arts Physical Education  Intro to Graphic and Web Design 
10th English 2 Geometry  World History  World Language//Visual Performing Arts Physical Education  Digital Marketing 1
11th English 3 Algebra 2 U.S. History  World Language//Visual Performing Arts N/A Digital Marketing 2
12th English 4 Pre-Cal/Trig Govt./Econ World Language//Visual Performing Arts N/A Professional Internship/Job Shadowing 

 

Certifications Adobe Illustrator Certificate, Adobe InDesign, CPR

See MORE about College & Career in this pathway!

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

WHAT IS CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)?

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]