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          Welcome to CTHS

          • 2019 Senior Class Motto


            Nothing we do changes the past-everything we do


            changes the future.  -Ashleigh Brilliant





            Did you miss the 2018 graduation ceremony for MatSu Career & Technical High School?  Watch the recorded livestream now.  Click on the link below:
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            2018 Graduation Livestream Link

             Mr. Mark Okeson, Principal
            Mr. Okeson's Office Phone: 907-352-0402
            Office Fax: 907-352-0480
            Are you interested in receiving Mr. Okeson's weekly emails? Sign up for CTHS Community Messenger! More information about CTHS is available in the links above. Our Mission Our mission is to help students succeed in the Career Pathways that they may choose through educational experiences based on a Career Academy Model.
            OUR STORY 
            Opened 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 School
                                        Blue Ribbon School
             2015 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
            Learning 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.


          CTHS Announcements

          • #BPANLC2018

            BPA's National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas


            Top students from CTHS will be attending the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2018 National Leadership Conference, “Dream Bigger,” in Dallas, TX, from May 7-14, 2018. CTHS chapter members will join over 6,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in national level business skills competitions, workshops, general sessions, and national officer candidate campaigns and elections. Here is more information about this trip.

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          • Engen Sundberg

            Mat-Su College’s 2018-2019 CTSO Scholarship

            Mat-Su Career and Technical High School's Business Professionals of America (BPA) Chapter is pleased to announce that Engen Sundberg has been awarded the Matanuska-Susitna College's 2018-2019 Alaska Career and Technical Student Organization Performance-Based Assessment Conference Scholarship. This award entitles Engen to a tuition waiver of twelve (12) credit hours per semester for the 2018-2019 academic year at Matanuska-Susitna College. Congratulations, Engen! 

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          • 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. 

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          • dollars for scholars   
            Heading off to college soon?  The national average for college tuition is 13% higher in 2016 than it was 5 years ago. Follow the link below for a comprehensive list of scholarships and financial aid for students who wish to continue their education after high school.
            Click HERE for more details.
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          • 2019/2020 APPLICATION & FALL TOURS

            Starting In November, CTHS will begin its Application process for the 2019/2020 school year.  The application form will be available November 6th and closes February 1st.  If you would like to tour the school, please join us on one the tours below.


            CTHS School Tour Dates

            Tuesday, Nov 6 at 9:00 am  Palmer Junior Middle School

            Wednesday, Nov 7 at 9:00 am  Wasilla Middle School

            Thursday, Nov 8 at 9:00 am  Teeland Middle School

            Tuesday, Nov 13 at 9:00 am  Redington Jr/Sr High School

            Wednesday, Nov 14 at 9:00 am  Twindly Bridge & Colony Middle School

            Thursday, Nov 15 at 9:00 am  Houston Middle School & Fronteras

            Friday, Nov 16 at 9:30 am  Academy Charter School

            Tuesday, Nov 20 at 9:00 am Birchtree Charter School

            Wednesday, Nov 21 at 9:00 am Midnight Sun Charter School

            Wednesday, Dec 12 at 9:00 am Open to anyone wanting a tour


             How to Apply

             Do you need help with i-student? Please see your current schools' Registrar, or call Nancy Smith @ 352-0414 or Andrea Berg @ 352-0427.


            To find out more visit our JOIN CTHS site.

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          • i-Parent Information 
            i-Parent provides online access to your child's grades, assignments, and attendance records. To request your i-Parent Access Key, please email nancy.smith@matsuk12.us with your full name (including middle initial), your child's name and current mailing address. 

            Can't access your i-Parent account? 
            Email iparent@matsuk12.us or contact CallCenter@matsuk12.us at 761-4042 to get reconnected.

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