Career & Technical Education

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an area of study that includes rigorous academic content closely aligned with career and technical subject matter. Formerly referred to as occupational studies, the CTE programs offered in Rush-Henrietta include areas of study that:

    • offer a sequence of courses that provide individuals with the academic and technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and for careers, and
    • include competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills of an individual.

    To view New York State definitions related to Career and Technical Education, please click here.

    The CTE programs offered in Rush-Henrietta include Business, Technology, and Family & Consumer Sciences.

      Students Learning the Latest Computer Applications    Measure Twice, Cut Once!    Cooking up Some Fun in Family and Consumer Science! 

    Highlights of the departments include:

    • the Business Department’s course offerings include Accounting, Advertising, Marketing, and Management
    • the academically challenging Project Lead the Way curriculum at middle and high school levels in Technology
    • a Home & Careers curriculum in the middle schools that builds student confidence in personal and family-related competencies
    • technologically advanced courses to prepare students for today's business world
    • the Cisco Networking program, a collaboration of the Business and Technology Departments
    • opportunities for college credit at Monroe Community College or Rochester Institute of Technology in several courses

    For more information, contact Tim Shafer at 359-5528 or Mark MacMillan at 359-5056.