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Culinary Arts Academy Student, Cosumnes Oaks High School

“The teachers not only teach you cooking skills, but life skills. Now , I see cooking as an art and it’s a great way to show who I am and to show other people that same level of joy.”

ARTSwork Pathway Student, Sheldon High School

“Not only has it been a wonderful experience to be involved in both the ARTSwork classes here at Sheldon, but it has and forever will be home.”

Animation, Design Arts & Digital Media Arts Pathway, Franklin High School

“Working in teams gives us real-world experiences and we have the chance to put our work into the community.”

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.”

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.”

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!”

Business Partner

“It is refreshing to see an organization with such a commitment to community service. Look around at many events in Elk Grove and Elk Grove FFA students will be working.”

Green Renewable Energy Engineering Network Academy Student, Franklin High School

“I wouldn’t have traded this experience for any other. Its impacted me in the most positive ways and I’ve met so many incredible individuals who have shaped me into the engineer I’ve become.”

Biotechnology (Biotech) Academy, Former Student, Sheldon High School

“I just finished my 3rd year of med school, finished all of my clinical rotations and am now studying for my boards. I wanted to thank the Biotech Academy for stimulating my interest in science while I was in high school and acknowledge again that I would not be in the place that I am without it.”

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.”

The Yes and… protocol

How does Yes and work...When grappling with a problem, consider using the Yes and...protocol.  You need at least 2 people and this is how it works:(Person 1) I need to complete a project on Egypt but I’m not sure how to start.  I think I can begin by looking up the...

Ideas for Helping Your Student / Child Learn Questioning / Conversation Techniques

How to contribute to a conversation by asking who, what, where, when, why and how questions. How to actively listen and take turns in a conversation: “Can you explain…”, “Is there more information about…”, “What I’ve learned about this topic is…”How to share their...

Proposition 51 Help Improve and Expand Career Technical Education Programs

Proposition 51 is used to supply grants to eligible schools for the purpose of improving and expanding their Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. Specifically, the measure allows for eligible schools to apply for new construction funding, remodeling and...

Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG)

On January 25, 2018, Elk Grove Unified submitted an application for continued Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) funding from the California Department of Education (CDE). As part of ongoing CTEIG funding for high quality CTE pathways, the State is...

Strong Workforce Program Funding

The Strong Workforce Program (SWP) helps to strengthen career education programs through regional collaboration and by preparing more students for high-demand, high-wage jobs. The College and Career Connections Department currently is developing several applications...

Ideas for Parents and Teachers to Help Develop Creative Problem Solvers

'Izzy, Did You Ask a Good Question Today?'This is a digitized version of an article from The New York Times print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To the Editor:Isidor I. Rabi, the Nobel laureate in physics who died Jan. 11, was once asked,...

What Does it Mean for Students to be Truly College- and Career-Ready?

With input from over 100 community members, a college and career-ready graduate is prepared to successfully demonstrate six critical skills:Creative Problem-solvingTechnical LiteracyCommunication and CollaborationSelf-Awareness, Self-Reliance,...

Are Career Fairs Worth Taking a Student or Young Adult to?

A career fair that gives students a chance to meet employers and discuss future career opportunities. This is a wonderful way to learn how to communicate with employers and ask questions. Many employers from a variety of industries attend these events and there are...

How do You Know What Careers are a Good Match for You?

Oh, the places you’ll work!A career includes all the roles one will commit to throughout his or her life, including paid and unpaid work, education, training, volunteer work and other activities. It’s important to think about what type of career will be of interest....

Students Take Careers For Test-Drive Through Work-Based Learning

Why Choose Work-Based Learning? Benefits to students. Work-based learning can help students improve academically. It helps them understand that what they learn in the classroom is connected to the real world. And, it is a great way to explore career options. Benefits...
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