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CTE

 

Welcome to the Career and Technical Education Academy!

 

Curie High School's Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs feature a unique, proven approach to preparing students for college and career success. Utilizing state of the art labs, students are engaged in industry-focused instruction that supplements the Chicago Public Schools college prep core curriculum. Students receive real-world training and are exposed to work based learning such as soft skills, job shadows and internships as well as opportunities to gain industry-recognized certifications, scholarships and college credits. Each senior major participates in an annual CTE Capstone Fair where they meet and network with industry professionals. During their three-years in the program, college and career readiness along with academic achievement is emphasized as they work with teachers, mentors, and counselors who specialize in each major. You can learn more about each pathway at  ChooseYourFuture.CPS.edu 

Curie currently hosts the following CTE Academy Pathways:

 

 

 

Business and Finance

 

Accounting and Entrepreneurship

 

Construction and Architecture

 

Architecture

 

Education and Training

 

Early Childhood and Teaching 

 

Hospitality

 

Culinary Arts

 

Information Technology (IT)

 

Game Programming

 

Web Design

 

Media and Communication Arts

 

Broadcast Technology

 

Digital Media

Manufacturing and Engineering

 

Pre-Engineering

Transportation 

 

Automotive Technology

 

Students must apply, select from 12 different industries, and be accepted into a CTE academy program prior to their freshmen year of high school. CTE Academy coursework begins during sophomore year and continues with coursework specific to a chosen major over the final three years in high school as outlined below. To apply to one of our programs, visit Go.CPS.edu.

 

 

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Instructor: Paul Joanes


Architectural Design I (ORN) Level 10
Architectural Design II (TRN) Level 11
Architectural Design III (ATR) Level 12

 


AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Instructor: Charles Adeyanju


Automotive Technology I (ORN) Level 10
Automotive Technology II (TRN) Level 11
Automotive Technology III (ATR) Level 12

 

 

BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING
Instructor: Timothy Oden


RS1 Business Academy I (ORN) Level 10
RS1 Accounting (TRN) Level 11
RS1 Accounting (ATR) Level 12

 

 

CULINARY ARTS
Chef Instructor: Angelique Kerger


Culinary Arts I (ORN) Level 10
Culinary Arts II (TRN) Level 11
Culinary Arts III (ATR) Level 12

 


DIGITAL MEDIA
Instructor: Brian Reardon


Digital Media I (ORN) Level 10
Digital Media II (TRN) Level 11
Digital Media III (ATR) Level 12

 

GAME PROGRAMMING
Instructor: Matthew Zec


RS1 Fundamentals of IT- (ORN) Level 10

*Instructors: Mr. Vonderheide and Ms. Mace
RS1 Gaming Concepts I Level 11
RS1 Gaming Concepts II Level 12  

 


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Instructor: Pam Melinauskas


Education and Training (ORN) Level 10
Early Childhood Education I (TRN) Level 11
Early Childhood Education II (ATR) Level 12

 

 

PRE-ENGINEERING
Instructor: Dr. Drew Katti

 

Intro Engineering Design (ORN) Level 9
Intro Engineering Design (ORN) Level 10

 


TEACHING ACADEMY
Instructor: Alexandra Rake


Education and Training (ORN) Level 10
Teaching I (TRN) Level 11
Teaching II (ATR) Level 12

 


TV BROADCAST
Instructor: Elio Rodriguez


Broadcast Technology (ORN) Level 10
Broadcast Technology (TRN) Level 11   
Broadcast Technology (ATR) Level 12

 

WEB DESIGN
Instructor: Tiffany Westmoreland


RS1 Fundamentals of IT- (ORN) Level 10

*Instructors: Mr. Vonderheide and Ms. Mace
Web Design Fund I Level 11   
Web Design Fund II Level 12

 


ORN: Orientation (taken in 10th grade)

TRN: Training (taken in 11th grade)
ATR: Advanced Training – (taken in 12th grade)
REL: Relates to COOP; in-class course for cooperative education