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CTE

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department

Sherry P. King, Department Chair

Curie High School's Career and Technical Education Programs offer 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. These are only a few of the opportunities available to students in the CTE programs at Curie High School.
These are the programs available in the Technical Education Dept. of Curie High School:


 
Welcome to the Career and Technical Education Academy!
 
Also known as the CTE, the Career and Technical Education Academy is a three-year college and career prep program. Students must apply, select from 12 different industries, and be accepted into a CTE academy program prior to their freshmen year of high school. Students in the CTE program at Curie High School, must complete a prerequisite College & Career Readiness Foundations class during their freshmen year. CTE Academy coursework begins during their sophomore year in high school. CTE Academy students complete coursework specific to their chosen major over their final three years in high school.

Curie High School’s CTE Academy programs offer rich, robust and rigorous coursework. Students enrolled in these programs have the opportunity to become certified in their area of specialization, enjoy college and career related workshops, work based learning internships and field experiences, participate in the CTE Capstone Fair, meet and network with industry professionals and organizations, and are offered scholarship opportunities specific to their course of study as well. These are only a few of the opportunities available to students in CTE programs at Curie High School. During the CTE experience, students are strongly encouraged to pursue post-secondary education at a variety of colleges and universities, enter the world of work with viable industry certification or a combination of both. Curie CTE alumni have been awarded millions of dollars in scholarships and gone on to achieve highly productive and professional lives in industry.

Curie currently hosts the following CTE Academy Pathways:
 
 

 

Business and Finance

Accounting and Entrepreneurship

 

 

Construction and Architecture

Architecture

Carpentry 

 

Education and Training

Teaching 

 

Hospitality

Culinary Arts

 

Information Technology (IT)

Game Programming

Web Design

 

Media and Communication Arts

Broadcast Technology

Digital Media

 

Transportation

Automotive Technology 

 
CURIE HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS & FINANCE and IT ACADEMIES
Sherry P. King, Department Chairperson
 
Curie High School's Career and Technical Education Programs offer programs that 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. These are only a few of the opportunities available to students in the CTE programs at Curie High School.

These are the programs available in the Technical Education Department of Curie High School:
 

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
 

CARPENTRY
Instructor: Thomas Miller

Carpentry I (ORN) Level 10
Carpentry II (TRN) Level 11
Carpentry III (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: Dale Salzman

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

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) Level12

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