What are Career Technology Courses?
Each Middle School CTAE (Career Technical Agricultural Education) Program area course includes essential and relevant performance standards for math, science, language arts, and social studies. Middle school CTAE courses also reinforce Reading Across the Content, Technical Writing standards, Entrepreneurship standards, and CTAE Foundation Skills. CTAE middle school courses feature rigorous performance standards that students master to help prepare them for choosing a high school career pathway that interests them.
Each course has a student participation component through CTSO's (Career Technical Student Organizations). A CTSO gives students a venue for practical application of real world skills through club participation, student commradery, leadership, community participation, service projects, and local, regional, and/or national competitions.
The CTSO's that support the HCCMS Career Technical Courses are:
FBLA-Future Business Leaders of America & TSA-Technology Student Association
All students are encouraged to join and participate in these organizations to fully benefit and prepare for their future careers.