August 14, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CTHS 9th Grade & New Student Orientation
Welcome to CTHS
Kids Kupboard Summer Food Program, Free Meals for Kids 18 and Under
Welcome to CTHS!!
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CTHS Virtual TourOUR STORYOpened in 2007, Career Tech High School is a comprehensive high school which focuses on career readiness, technical skills, and college preparedness.
Just as college students choose a major, Tech students choose a career pathway, which means they will take pathway electives where they explore the various jobs that relate to their professions of interest.
Students select from one of our eight pathways: Building, Business, Fitness, Human Services, Health, Natural Resources, Tourism, and Transportation. As students explore pathway careers, they can change pathways at any time, just as a college student would change majors, although without the cost.
From bookkeeping and accounting to web design and computer networking in our business pathway, or computer drafting and pre-engineering to interior design and home construction in our building pathway, students experience practical, hands-on activities that shows them each pathway’s art and skill.
An application school, Career Tech places a high priority on civic responsibility, professionalism, and customer service. Consequently, our students meet a high standard for both academics and behavior, a high standard that is reflected in our 98.67% graduation rate, our AdvancedEd accreditation, and our recent 5-star ASPI rating as a Highest Performing School from the Alaska Department of Education. CTHS was also awarded from the Department of Education in Washington DC the 2015 Blue Ribbon, School of Excellence, award.
Career Tech does not offer sports (although students can participate in sports at their home high schools), or other common popular electives; our electives revolve around career exploration and employability.Mat-Su Career & Technical High School2015 National Blue Ribbon School of ExcellenceLearning Today, Leading Tomorrow Interested in MatSu Career & Technical High School?Career Tech is about helping young people figure out what they want to do after high school while they are still in high school. To help students make these decisions, we base our courses, as much as possible, on industry standards. We are continually asking our business partners what they want to see our students familiar with and fluent in—and our curriculum responds very quickly to such industry advice.
Front Office Phone
Jason Ross, Principal
Office Phone: 907-352-0402
Office Fax: 907-352-0480
Jolene McDowell, Assistant Principal
Office Phone: 907-352-0403
Office Fax: 907-352-0480
CTHS Addition Information
McCool Carlson Green worked collaboratively with the school Building Design Committee to refine the spatial needs and develop a range of design options to add 33,000 square feet of building to the existing Career & Technical High School. CTE Programs of Studies (CTEPS) Each Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway offers career-minded students an opportunity to explore and prepare for a career. Career and Technical Education Programs of Studies (CTEPS) provide suggested courses to take in high school. Students and parents can use these CTEPS to guide their decision making about what courses to take in high school.
Career Tech Life
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