Career Technical Education (CTE)
College, career, and technical education is a high school program of courses that provides rigorous academic engagement, exploration of career pathways, and development of 21st century skills. These rich learning experiences include laboratory activities, work site experiences, simulations, competitive events, and career planning.
College, career, and technical education provides opportunities for students to have authentic experiences while planning and preparing for their post-secondary choices in college, vocational-technical school, apprenticeships, the military, or the workforce.
CTE- Middle School
Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
PLTW App Creators introduces students to the field of computer science and the concepts of computational thinking, through the creation of mobile apps for Android. Students are challenged to be creative and innovative, as they collaboratively design and develop mobile solutions to engaging, authentic problems. Students will develop or increase proficiency in the following skills: critical thinking, creativity, self-expression, incremental approach to problem-solving, self-confidence, patience, self-discipline, attention to detail, grit and determination. These skills and qualities are closely related to success in adulthood.
Areas of Study offered at Tenino High School:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
In agriculture and natural resources classes, students will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities in a variety of ways. They will learn about different ecosystems and environmental issues, propagate and grow plants in a greenhouse environment and learn landscape design. Students will create floral arrangements, learn about animals in vet-science courses, learn welding techniques, or create woodworking projects.
Classes in the Marketing Department offer comprehensive education and training opportunities for all students that will prepare them with the skills and knowledge to work in a 21st century global economy, particularly as entrepreneurs or in other business settings. Students have the opportunity to participate in activities such as operating the school store.
Classes in the Business Department offer comprehensive education and training opportunities for all students that will prepare them with the skills and knowledge to work in a 21st Century global economy, particularly as entrepreneurs or in other business settings. Students are able to participate in classes such as game design, leadership, and do office internships on campus.
Dual Credit Classes at THS
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Dual Credit classes are offered at Tenino High School and in partnership with South Sound Community College. These CTE Dual Credit classes are taught at the high school and in alignment with the community college standards. The classes integrate rigorous academics with technical skills to prepare for post secondary goals. Students earn both high school and community college credit for earning a B or above in the articulated courses.
The Statewide Enrollment and Reporting System (SERS) is an online tool that registers students for CTE dual credit classes and track their grades. Tenino High School teachers enter final grades into SERS when a student successfully completes a dual credit class. Additionally, partnering colleges use student information in SERS to award college credit on each student’s college transcript.