College & Career Academies

  • According to the Association for Career and Technical Education, "today's cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers."

    Thompson High School's College & Career Academies offer programs in varying areas of study, providing challenging and enriching opportunities that will prepare students for both college and career.

    Why Career Tech?
    (Check out these stats from ACTE)

    • High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.
    • 81 percent of dropouts say relevant, real-world learning opportunities would have kept them in high school.
    • The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 93 percent, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent.
    • More than 75 percent of secondary CTE concentrators pursued postsecondary education shortly after high school.