Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in CISD empower learners to explore their passions, plan for post-secondary opportunities, and impact the world.
Guiding Principles for Career and Technical Education:
- applies academic theory with high expectations;
- utilizes business and industry specific technologies;
- fosters meaningful relationships between learners, educators, and the community;
- prepares learners for college and careers;
- promotes self-advocacy and ownership of learning; and
- provides authentic and relevant learning experiences.
Coppell ISD has a wide variety of career elective offerings ideal for learners who would like to explore future career fields or specialty programs of study. In 2014-2015, the Coppell Academies at CHS will offer specialized courses in the areas of health science, education, media and communications, and engineering. Other career-related courses include photography, yearbook, newspaper, digital graphics, marketing, business, and computer science. New Tech High @ Coppell offers courses in virtual business, digital graphics and animation, photography, global business, entrepreneurship, and video production. Learners also have career elective options at each of the three middle schools in CISD. Middle school offerings include: iExplore (Endorsement Explorations), Media A & B, and Yearbook A & B.
All CISD middle school and high school learners are encouraged to work with their counselors to identify courses related to learner areas of interest and passion. CISD also takes steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and career programs.
As a reminder, all Coppell Independent School District career and technical education (CTE) program opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. CISD also does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Requirements for compliance by the state’s public school regulatory agency, the Texas Education Agency (TEA), are found in the document, Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, and Handicap in Vocational Education Programs. A link to the full text can be found at the CTE PAR Monitoring webpage, which is located on the Program Monitoring and Interventions (PMI) website at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/pmi. Please contact Kristen Brown, CISD Director of Enrichment Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns about these programs.
Coppell Career Academies
- EMAC: Emerging Media and Communications
- PSA: Public Service Academy
- STEM: Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics
- Business Marketing
- Information Technology
- Computer Science