Career & Technical Education (CTE)

  • What is a CTE pathway?

    A CTE pathway is a sequence of two or more CTE courses within a student’s area of career interest.  Pathways are designed to connect high school classes to college, industry certifications, and/or a career.


    Why are CTE courses and pathways important?                                                                                                         

    Career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill and high-demand careers. CTE offers a unique opportunity to engage students in an enormous variety of subjects, incorporating academic, creative and technical skills, with the specific goal, of preparing students for life after high school. With CTE, students gain knowledge, attitude and skills to succeed.


    Why should students participate in a CTE pathway?
    While in high school, students have the opportunity to acquire free technical skills training in the career field he/she is interested in.  Students will learn valuable technical skills and soft skills making them employable regardless of the field of study they actually end up in.


    Are any CTE classes in pathways articulated with local community colleges?
    Yes!  Some CTE courses are articulated with Glendale Community College.  At the beginning of each school year, CTE teachers work with GUSD Lead Pathway counselor and GCC Articulation coordinator/counselor to begin or renew their course articulation agreements. 


    Are any CTE classes offered as Dual with local community colleges?
    Yes, check the GUSD CTE website: or GCC’s website:
    for more information on courses and enrollment.


    How do CTE courses prepare students for college and career?
    All CTE courses support the Common Core and CTE Model Curriculum Standards (MCS).  Learning rigorous academic skills, especially in English Language Arts and Mathematics are an integral part of each CTE course outline and competencies.  These skills help our students put English Language Arts and Mathematics to work in a real-world, hands-on environment they can relate to.  These standards are rigorous, evidence-based, relevant and reasonable in scope


    Are any CTE classes UC/CSU a-g Approved?
    Yes, see approved course listing by High School. 

    CTE UC/CSU Approved Courses


    CTE Brochure(PDF)

    GUSD Pathways and Associated Schools (PDF)



CTE Announcements

  • STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973): The Board of Education prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying targeted at any student by anyone, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in district programs. Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to Dr. Lena Richter, (818) 241-3111. A copy of the District's Uniform Complaint Policy is available by calling (818) 241-3111, ext. 1457. The District's Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Kelly King, (818) 241-3111. The District's 504 Coordinator is Beatriz Bautista, (818) 241-3111.

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