High School Career & Technical Education
Career and Technical programs are available at each high school in the school district, and offer an assortment of career choices.
Charlotte High School has the distinction of including an Agriculture program for students who have an interest in Agriculture and Natural Resources. They also offer courses in Television Production, Culinary Arts, Drafting, Materials and Processes, Digital Photography, Web Design, Aviation, and Health.
Lemon Bay High School is unique in its offering of Digital Design and Accounting. Other CTE programs include Culinary Arts, Web Enterprise, Television Production, Health, and Drafting.
Port Charlotte High School has a one-of-a-kind Promotional Custom Digital Design class along with Information Technology and Introduction to Technology. They also offer Drafting, Television Production, Orientation to Teaching, and Food Production.
The Academy High School is located on the Charlotte Technical Center campus, and their students have multiple opportunities to attend CTE classes in Health Science, Drafting, Digital Design, Medical Administrative Assistant, Early Childhood Education, Automotive Technology, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Electronics, and more!
All of the high schools offer programs for students who want On-the-Job Training and/or Internships in local businesses. These programs are a great opportunity for students to learn about enterprise and the real world of work while in high school. An emphasis is placed on consumer issues such as budgeting: buying a car; learning how to lease, rent, or buy a home; and basic job seeking/keeping information.
Students in Charlotte County have the option of applying for dual enrollment courses at Charlotte Technical Center for their junior and senior years. Acceptance into these programs is based on a formal application process with specific criteria for each program. Students should see their Career Specialist or Guidance Counselor before the registration process begins each year for details.
Students plan their four-year high school experience while in 8th grade by completing an ePEP (Electronic Personal Education Plan) through their career classes. Students and parents may work on this project together by visiting www.facts.org and reviewing all the resources available in selecting Career Clusters. During each year of high school, students meet with their Counselor or Career Specialist to update their original ePEP plan.