• What Do Students Need from Their Family?Dad and Son

      Give your child praise for effort and completing assignments.  Encourage him or her to try their hardest on all projects and assignments.
      Encourage your child to do their work independently, but be available to help when needed.
      Set aside time each day for homework and chores.  You may want to use a calendar to keep track of due dates and tasks.
      Talk to your child about school and homework.  Ask your student to share their homework, projects and other school work with you.  Ask how things are going.  Be willing to contact their teacher when problems arise.
      Help your student prepare for spelling tests or other tests by quizzing them at home.
      Set expectations for:
      • when homework is done
      • when your child may watch TV
      • play video games
      • play on the computer
      • talk on the phone.    

    If your child does not have homework, have him or her read for at least 30 minutes.

Why CTE?



    High-Quality CTE Programs

    The elements of high-quality CTE programs include:

    • Standards-aligned and Integrated Curriculum: development of CTE program curriculum and standards.
    • Integrated Network of Partnerships: business and community partnerships to support CTE program alignment and success.
    • Course Sequencing and Credentials: coordination of coursework progression in CTE programs and career pathways that lead to recognized postsecondary credentials.
    • Career-Connected Learning and Experiential Learning: career planning and career-based experiential learning opportunities.
    • Industry-specific Facilities, Equipment, Technology and Materials: facilities and equipment specific to work in given career fields.
    • Work-Based Learning (WBL): firsthand, onsite student engagement opportunities in a given career field.
    • Data for Program Improvement and Advocacy: use of data for continuous program improvement and advocacy.
    • Student Leadership Development: leadership development through embedded classroom activities and CTSO opportunities.
    • Access, Equity and Inclusion: CTE program promotion and support for all student populations.
    • Student-Centered Instruction: instructional strategies that support attainment of career-relevant knowledge and skills.
    • Professional Development for Knowledgeable Experts: qualifications and professional development of secondary CTE teachers.

    Did you know

    • The high school graduation rate for Minnesota students who are CTE concentrators (enrolled in two or more CTE courses) is 92%.
    • Nearly two-thirds (65%) of Minnesota high school CTE concentrators enroll in postsecondary for further education and career development.
    • In Minnesota, 86% of postsecondary students completing a CTE program were placed in employment by the end of the second quarter following program completion.
    • Nearly two-thirds (65%) of jobs will require some postsecondary training and/or education beyond high school.






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