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    The guiding vision and mission of the Arizona Department of Education's Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department is "to ensure a dynamic workforce by fully developing every student’s career and academic potential" and "to prepare Arizona students for workforce success and continuous learning". With a keen focus on those principles, the Flagstaff Unified School District provides sixteen different CTE programs with a broad selection of related course offerings, five associated co-curricular career & technical student organizations (CTSOs), and a Diversified Cooperative Education course. These programs include:

    • Agriscience
    • Automotive Technologies
    • Business Management & Administrative Services
    • CabinetMaking
    • Culinary Arts
    • Digital Photography
    • Diversified Cooperative Education
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Engineering Sciences
    • Fashion Design & Merchandising
    • Film & Television Production
    • Graphic Design
    • Interior Design & Merchandising
    • Law & Public Safety
    • Software & App Design
    • Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Services
    • Welding Technologies

    For more information about how CTE supports a holistic education for FUSD students, see the district's Strategic Plan and Profile of a Graduate. Additionally, you may reference the Arizona Professional Skills and Arizona Career Literacy Standards used as guiding documents for student leadership development in CTE programs, CTSOs, and the DCE course.

    FUSD’s pursuit of CTE excellence is enhanced by substantive partnerships with the Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry, and Technology (CAVIAT), Coconino Community College (CCC), Yavapai College (YC), and business / industry / civic partners from across the community.

    CAVIAT is one of fourteen Career & Technical Education Districts (CTEDs) in Arizona. A CTED can be considered as an overlay school district, which has the purpose of supporting CTE opportunities for high school students within the member districts of a given county. CAVIAT contracts with CCC and Coconino County high schools to provide co-enrollment opportunities (classes) for high school students. These CAVIAT programs offer students the opportunity to earn college credits toward a degree and/or industry certifications. Students may learn more about CAVIAT enrollment by contacting the Career Guidance Coordinator and / or counseling department at their high school, and further information may be found at www.caviat.org .

    FUSD partners with CCC and YC to provide dual enrollment opportunities for FUSD students.  Dual enrollment allows students to earn college credit for high school classes that are taken on a high school campus. The teachers are approved by CCC and teach to the same course outcomes as classes taught on the college campus. Like CAVIAT programs, dual enrollment is a great way for high school students to get a head start on college and earn college credit at a significantly reduced cost - or no cost at all.

    The CTE programs within FUSD have strong ties to the community, and each of our sixteen CTE programs have at least one partner from their respective business / industry. These partners provide program recommendations, make donations, visit schools to observe students in CTE labs, and help connect students to work-based learning (WBL) opportunities. In doing so, they help provide students with the technical skills, academic knowledge, and life / leadership skills they will need for life after high school regardless of their chosen path.

    We invite you to visit our programs at Coconino High School and Flagstaff High School.