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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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."