Career Technical Education (CTE) is a specialized grant program that provides K-12 students with academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. This program exists at many high schools across the nation and at Chaparral Star Academy. At CSA, this means providing funding for specialized equipment, training, and articulated college credit for area colleges like ACC and UT. In other words, students can earn college credit for certain CTE courses taken in high school at CSA.
COURSES THAT ARTICULATE AT CSA
The following courses offer an Austin Community College dual-enrollment component where students do not have to leave the school in order to receive eligible college credits through ACC:
Graphic Design & Illustration (articulates to ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I at ACC)
Advanced Graphic Design & Illustration (articulates to GRPH 1359 Vector Graphics at ACC)
Practicum in Graphic Design & Illustration (articulates to ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I at ACC)
STUDENT ARTICULATION ELIGIBILITY
Students are given credit if they take each class for a full school year and maintain at least an 80 average. Each course has college training standard equipment, software, and a trained ACC level employee. These courses are also articulated to other schools that offer the same course numbers.