CTE Advantage Program
At the request of its nine component school districts, the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi) has unveiled the CTE Advantage Program this fall.
The traditional half-day CTE model will still exist, but the new Advantage option will offer innovative instruction to ninth through 12th grade students in a non-traditional education setting. Students will have to apply for the program, where they will be able to pursue multiple CTE courses during their high school career, some with industry credentials and college credits offered.
Taught by NYS certified educators, the rigorous, semester-block program will combine all of the required diploma exit requirements and CTE curriculum, including Regents exams. The Advantage program will also feature the following new credit-bearing options: art, chorus, physics, biology, English Language Arts (9-12), social studies (9-12), math (9-12), engineering and foreign language.
Spending the full school day at CiTi will eliminate back and forth transportation time, allowing students to focus on learning career skills and earning graduation requirements, so that their senior year can be dedicated to internships, job shadowing and real-life experiences.
Students who attend will still be able to participate in all of the extracurricular activities in their home district, such as sports, clubs, prom and homecoming, and they will still earn their graduation certificate with all of their peers at their home district graduation ceremony.