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Agriculture Technology Academy Student, Florin High School

The hands-on learning, you’re experiencing it right there and it gives you more options as a student. Some students are not just good at reading, some students have to see it, hear it, or touch it. Ag Tech really addresses all learning styles and is a really positive environment.”

Innovative Design & Engineering Academy (IDEA) Student, Pleasant Grove High School

“IDEA showed me real life situations on things that I will actually use in my future. Also, I love the staff of the academy & students & it feels like we are a family in our own aside from the whole of PGHS.”

Tech Digital Academy Student, Elk Grove High School

“This academy allows students to be exposed to, not only many types of artists, but also amazing teachers and students.”

HealthTECH Academy, Former Student, Valley High School

“The last four years of being in the Health TECH Academy have been the absolute highlight of my high school experience. Being given so many extraordinary opportunities has allowed me to get an overall sense of what being a health ambassador is and greatly developed my passion.”

School of Technology, Engineering and Media (STEM) Student, Franklin High School

“I believe STEM is an outstanding program for youth, such as myself, because not only does it help students better understand technology, but it also prepares students for both college as well as employment.”

DATA Academy Student, Monterey Trail High School

“DATA was a family. Despite my lack of participation in any of the DATA events which includes some of the DATA meetings and all the wonderful field trips I missed out on, I knew when I walked in a DATA class setting; everyone was either my brother or my sister. This has helped me achieved my goals not necessarily what DATA provided to me with the major I picked, but rather something else. My goal when I walked into high school was to discover myself, understand who I want to be as person, and make High School as memorable as I can. DATA has truly helped me achieve that and more.”

Sports Careers Academy Student, Laguna Creek High School

“The academy has been a great experience. We get to do hands-on activities: we visit the middle school here, work the basketball games and help out injured players.”

Manufacturing Production Technology Academy (MPTA) Student, Laguna Creek High School

“Being in MPTA has taught me many new skills that I can apply in the real world. This academy has changed my approach to projects and their complications for the better. Working in groups have improved my social skills and offered me many opportunities to creatively express myself in a life-like environment.”

Building Trades and Engineering Pathway, Former Student, Sheldon High School

“I’ve made cabinets and built a shed in this program–skills I can use in real-life for the rest of my life. It’s amazing!”

Green Energy Technology Academy (GETA) Student, Laguna Creek High School

The thing I enjoy the most about GETA is that we get to use a lot of power tools, tools you normally don’t get to use, and we are NCCER certified in tool handling. Most classes are not very hands-on, but GETA classes are 100% hands on, so I’m 100% GETA.”

State Continues Funding Career Technical Education through 2018-2019 School Year

GOOD NEWS!!! The 2018-19 state budget includes ongoing funding for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, including $150 million via the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) and $150 million for K-12 schools from the state community colleges’ Strong...

Florin’s PLTW Robotics Program Participate in Community Festival

Florin High School's Project Lead The Way - Robotics students was representing the school at Hack The Pak, an event focused on educating the public about STEM-focused opportunities within the Sacramento region, including within Elk Grove Unified!

Upgraded Summer Civic Program Offers Students Five Weeks of Training for 160 Hours of Learning and Experience Worth 10 Elective Credits

The Successful Summer at City Hall is Now the Summer Civic Program Thanks to a Partnership with the City of Elk Grove and Support from Several Local Public Service Entities ELK GROVE, Calif. – June 15, 2018 – On Monday, June 18, 2018, more than two dozen Elk Grove...

Franklin High’s Digital Media Student Advocates for Conservation With Grand Prize Winning Water Spots Public Service Announcement

The Elk Grove Unified School District is a strong believer in conserving, reusing and advocating for the Earth’s natural resources and is proud to recognize Franklin High School animation student, Gabriel Shane Aguirre for his award-winning Water Spots...

25 Elk Grove Unified Students Receive Top Honors in 2018 Teen Biotech Challenge Website Building Competition

Competition Aims to Engage Students to Broaden Understanding of Biotechnological Advancements ELK GROVE, Calif. – May 25, 2018 – Sheldon High School Bio-Technology Academy students walked away with 23 awards in the 2018 Teen Biotech Challenge (TBC) using website...

EXPLORE Work-Based Learning

Summer Internships Many of our partners have interviewed and selected dozens of our CTE students for paid summer internships based on the skill sets developed in their academies and pathways.  Over 100 juniors and seniors have been placed in the month of May and more...


How Are We Doing?  Perkins funds are federal dollars provided to enhance, expand, and supplement CTE pathways.  EGUSD evaluates the impact of Perkins and CTE pathways every year. Take a look at our Perkins Infographic to see for yourself—click here.   CTEIG Update:...

EGUSD Academy/Pathway Recognition and Certification 2018-2019

Academies and pathway programs are encouraged to participate in the District’s 2018-2019 recognition and certification process. Participants have the opportunity to be recognized or certified by the Board of Trustees during a Board of Education meeting on February 19,...

Summer Keynote Speaker Series

Dr. Kevin Fleming will present “(Re)Defining the Goal: Providing True Career Readiness” on June 18 at Cosumnes River College's Recital Hall from 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. EGUSD ERO Credit is available: Kevin Fleming June 18 - ERO Session (SRN): 1811002001 Dr. Lindsay...

2017-18 Key Highlights: Ford NGL Community-Connected Learning

Challenge Based Learning (CBL) is an approach used to teach students real-work skills through real-world, hands-on curriculum. This year, three Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in the Elk Grove Unified School District utilized CBL with their students....
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