Our Mission: The mission of the Academies and Career and Technical Education department is to promote high quality instructional practices and community partnerships while preparing students for post-secondary education and employment.

Our Vision: The Academies and Career & Technical Education department will support GCPS’s vision of becoming a system of world-class schools by facilitating unique and personalized real-world, hands-on, career-ready experiences to promote students’ success in college and career endeavors.


What is CTE?

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Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better, and graduate at higher rates.

Career Clusters & Pathways


Career and Technical Education Career Clusters & Pathways offer exciting and innovative courses of study for both college preparatory and technical preparatory students in Gwinnett County. Our programs offer state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and facilities that go beyond what is available in other high school classrooms.

Student Organizations


Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) provide students with integral leadership opportunities while extending the learning outside of the classroom. Participation in these dynamic organizations will further develop a student's skills and success in their focus area, empowering them with experience and knowledge to last a lifetime.


Special Programs


Maxwell High School of Technology and Grayson Technical Education Program offer cutting-edge programs with state-of-the-art technology, equipment and facilities that go beyond what is available in traditional high school classrooms.

Gwinnett County CTE News

Keep up to date with what is going on in Career & Technical Education in Gwinnett County and beyond. From program recognition to features in the local news, GCPS CTE has a lot to be proud of!


"CTE programs provide students with the opportunity to find connections between their academic coursework and their career goals making high school a more relevant and engaging experience."