Expanding Career Pathway Option for SVSD High School Students
The focus of our District’s Career Technical Education (CTE) Program is to provide high skills training to students, positioning them for success by exposing them to a variety of career skills and options. As we highlighted in our Sports Medicine story, purchasing the new interactive Anatomage 3D medical imaging table is just one step in bringing expanded medical training opportunities to students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District.
Mount Si High School Assistant Principal and CTE Director Brian Ferguson shared a few other exciting developments in the works for next year:
To complement the Sports Medicine program, Mount Si High School’s second level Anatomy and Physiology course will be transforming to a new curriculum in the fall of 2021-22 called Human Body Systems. This will be a prerequisite course to a new course offered in 2022-23 called Medical Innovations, which will be available for students wanting to pursue nursing or other medical careers in not related to sports medicine.
MSHS plans to also offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification as a culminating opportunity for students in the program. The CNA certification allows individuals to be immediately employable in many large medical facilities, as well as provides valuable training for students to pursue additional certifications that will add to their employability.
Additionally next year, Technical Theater will be a new option for students, taking full advantage of new learning opportunities that our Performing Arts Center will provide. This course will focus on the technical aspect of theater arts, learning sound, lighting, set design, and the management behind theater productions.
“We are excited to expand this program and offer these great opportunities to students,” said Ferguson. Every Scholar Needs a Skill is the CTE program’s motto.
For a complete listing of the current CTE pathways (with courses descriptions) available to SVSD high school students, click here. All students at Mount Si High School and Two Rivers High School have access to all CTE courses.