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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

About CTE

Mission

The faculty and staff of the Career and Technical Education Department accept the responsibility to:

Welcome and teach all students
Facilitate skill development and personal growth
Help each student achieve program standards that lead to individual career paths.

Core Values

Self-Awareness
Moral Ethics  
Communication
Work Ethic
Career and Technical Skills
Academic Excellence
Team Work
Interpersonal Skills
Problem Solving
Accountability

School Calendar
Students attend Career and Technical Education Programs according to their home school schedule and district calendar.

Class Times
There are two class sessions daily. Students spend one-half day at WEMOCO and one-half day at their home school.

  • Morning (AM) Session: 8:13-10:13 a.m.
  • Afternoon (PM) Session: 12-2:40 p.m.
  • The New Visions Program follows a time schedule of 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Grades, Recommended Credit & Contact Hours
All Career and Technical Education courses are graded in four 10-week quarters, similar to the student’s home school. Grades and attendance are reported to the home school and recorded on the home school report card. The home school will award credit based on attendance and grades.

Recommended Credit (based on a 180-day school year):

  • Morning Session: 3 credits - 354 hours /school year
  • Afternoon Session: 4 credits - 471 hours/school year

Academic course credit for the 3rd year of math/science is available in specific classes. English 12 is available for students at the discretion of school districts. Please contact home school counselors for more information. 

Transportation
Districts provide bus service to and from the Career and Technical Education programs. Driving to WEMOCO is at the discretion of school districts. 

Books, Materials & Supplies
Many classes at WEMOCO require materials that need to be purchased by the student (i.e., books, safety equipment, uniforms, locks, etc.). Teachers will inform students of required materials during the first week of school. 

Student Leadership Opportunities

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
Students have the opportunity to become members of National Technical Honor Society, America’s highest award for excellence in Career and Technical Education (CTE). This select group of students is identified as being honest, responsible student-citizens who have made a personal commitment to excellence and who agree to uphold the tenets of NTHS. Students are inducted into the honor society when they have demonstrated superior performance in their CTE class (via attendance and grades) and have the personal character to be recognized by this national society. NTHS students will participate in a community service activity.

SkillsUSA
CTE students may elect to join SkillsUSA, an international organization that promotes leadership and professional development for students enrolled in Career and Technical Education schools. Members participate in skills competition at the state, national and international level, attend leadership conferences, and sponsor social events and community service projects.