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Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education

All students have the opportunity to enroll in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses along with the more traditional core academic courses. CTE courses are designed to provide an authentic learning experience through academically rigorous and technology-rich curriculum and real-world applications. Ideally, students create balanced four-year plans that include the best of both academic and CTE classes.

Enrollment in CTE courses is open to all qualified students without regard to race, color, creed, religious affiliation, sex, or handicapping conditions. Safety is an important part of elective coursework and must be demonstrated before students are allowed to participate in any laboratory experience.

Each student enrolled in a Career and Technical Education course may have the opportunity to participate in a student organization appropriate to the course in which he/she is enrolled, which promotes leadership and job skill training and provides scholarship opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to reach advanced level CTE courses to increase the rigor of their learning and potentially complete a CTE coherent sequence for an endorsement and/or earn an industry recognized certification.

LISD CTE Program Areas

A full list of CTE courses can be found in the LISD 2018-2019 Course Catalog.


District Program Interest Forms
Cedar Park HS Culinary (CPHS, Vandegrift HS, Vista Ridge HS)
2018-19 Cedar Park HS Culinary Arts Interest Form

Glenn HS Culinary (GHS, Rouse HS, Leander HS)
2018-19 Glenn HS Culinary Arts Interest Form

Leander HS Cosmetology
Link will be live March 1, 2018
2018-2019 LHS Cosmetology Interest Form

Campus specific course interest and student information request forms as noted in the course catalog can be found on campus Counseling Services websites:
Cedar Park High School Counseling Services
Glenn High School Counseling Services
Leander High School Counseling Services
Rouse High School Counseling Services
Vandegrift High School Counseling Services
Vista Ridge High School Counseling Services

Career and Technical Education Student Organizations
  • There is a Career and Technical Education Student Organization for every discipline
  • Included in federal legislation
  • Endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Supported by state directors of CTE and
  • Supported by state departments of education, including TEA
  • All students are eligible for membership when enrolled in relative elective courses
    Connecting students to:
    • Industry
    • Community
    • Instructors
    • Each other
    • Their own individual success
    • Team success
DECA Skills USA FFA
HOSA FCCLA TSA
TAFE FRC FTC
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