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Career and Technical Education

PVSchools CTE hosts a wide range of programs that provide students the rigor and relevance needed to succeed in today’s global economy. Students are presented with opportunities to develop specialized skills while in high school and apply their academic knowledge in real-world settings. Regardless of post-secondary plans, CTE provides all students with cutting-edge training and opportunities in their chosen program of study. Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the Career and Technical Education programs of the schools.

CTE programs align with current, emerging, and projected labor market needs. CTE is delivered through comprehensive programs of study aligned to the National Career Clusters framework. Relevant work-based learning opportunities and leadership development are incorporated into the program of study through career and technical student organizations (CTSOs).

Curriculum Supplemented by West-MEC

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PVSchools partners with West-MEC (Western Maricopa Education Center) to offer advanced career training at various central campuses in the valley. To see a list of programs offered, please visit the West-MEC site or speak with a Guidance Counselor on your home campus.

Culinary Alumni  

Chad Raymond

Chad A. Raymond

Director of E-Commerce for Albertsons Companies
Paradise Valley High School School Culinary Alumnus

"My career started with a joy and passion for cooking. During the culinary course, I learned how to motivate people and manage processes. I found out that I excelled at both during school. CTE gave me a real environment to learn and apply skills I was taught. I found this type of learning suited me better than the traditional classroom setting. In my career today, it still comes down to motivating people and managing processes to achieve goals and business objectives."