CTE Graduation and Career Pathways

  • Career & Technical Education Graduation Pathway

    Beginning with the Class of 2020, students have access to a Career and Technical Education sequence of courses as a graduation pathway.  Students who pursue this pathway do not need to meet the English and mathematics requirements separately. English and mathematics content are embedded – and this pathway meets the purpose of a high school diploma: to declare that a student is ready for success in postsecondary education, gainful employment, and citizenship, and is equipped with the skills to be a lifelong learner (RCW 28A.230.090).

    The pathway is a minimum of 2.0 credits of career related classes that match the student’s High School and Beyond Plan and noted on said plan.

    • At least one of the credits within these 2.0 credits must offer the student the potential of earning Dual-Credit (DC), earning both high school and college credit, OR the potential of earning an Industry Recognized Credential (IRC)
    • The 2 credits must be within the same OSPI program area

    Kent School District CTE Program Areas:

    • Agriculture
    • Business & Marketing
    • Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
    • Health Sciences
    • Skilled & Technical Sciences
    • STEM

    Explore Future Career Pathways

    Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes fall into one of 16 career clusters, a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or products. Within each cluster, there are pathways that correspond to a collection of courses and training opportunities to prepare students for a chosen career. Each cluster contains information on careers, affiliated student leadership organizations, education, and training options for high school graduates after high school, and other related student resources.

    CTE classes integrate academics with technical skill development to help prepare students for higher-level courses in college or for an internship. Discover CTE pathways that align with your future career goals. 

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Find Your Pathway

  • Agriculture Sciences

  • Business & Marketing

  • Family & Consumer Sciences

  • Health Sciences

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

  • Skilled & Technical Sciences

Last Modified on February 14, 2024