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Enrollment Procedures for Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs at the Career & Technology Academy

Programs at the Career & Technology Academy (CTA) are two-year programs. Students may begin these programs in the Junior Year and will complete them during the Senior year. The enrollment process begins January 1 of the student’s sophomore year.

Open Enrollment Is Now Open

ALL interested students must complete the ONLINE CTA ENROLLMENT FORM. The priority enrollment period begins January 1 and closes February 29 at 5:00 p.m.

Enrollment Form

If the student completes the CTA Enrollment Form DURING the Priority Enrollment Period:

  • If there are equal to or fewer students interested in a program than there are spaces available, all students who completed during the priority enrollment period will receive a placement in the program. These students will be contacted no later than the last week of March.
  • If there are more students interested in a program than there are spaces available, students who are interested in the program will move to the next step.
    • All interested students will be required to attend an orientation session for the program.
    • All students who attended orientation will be entered into a lottery.
    • Names are drawn at random until the program is full.
    • Any remaining students are added to a waiting list.
    • Students are notified of their placement status no later than the last week of March.

If the student completes the CTA Enrollment Form any time AFTER the priority enrollment period has ended on the last Thursday of February:

  • Students who complete the enrollment form after the priority enrollment period are automatically added to a waiting list.
  • These students are placed on the waiting list after any lotteries are held for programs with high interest.

Students on the waiting list will be contacted up until the end of the first week of school if space becomes available in a program. Students will have the opportunity to accept or decline the opportunity when contacted.

Enrollment Date Information for the Class of 2026

Enrollment Form Deadlines for the Class of 2026:

  • CTA Priority Enrollment Window Opens - Monday, January 1, 2024 at 12:00 a.m.
  • CTA Priority Enrollment Window Closes - Thursday, February 29 at 5:00 p.m.
  • CTA Waiting List (for missed priority enrollment) Opens - Friday, March 1 at 8:00 a.m. and remains open until August 25, 2024.

Scheduling Deadlines:

  • Mandatory online student orientation meetings for oversubscribed/over-requested programs - March 11-15, 2024. Students will receive email notifications via STUDENT email between March 1 and March 7, 2024. Students who do not attend required meetings are moved to the waitlist.
  • Final list of CTA placements/offers emailed to students no later than March 31, 2024.
  • Student offer acceptance deadline is April 15, 2024. Students must "accept" or "decline" an offer for a space. Spaces not "accepted" by this deadline will be made available to students who are on waitlists.
  • Student "waitlist" offers will begin to be made on April 16, 2024, and will continue through August 25, 2024, if/when spaces become available.

Opportunities to Learn More

Presentations at high schools about CTA for all 10th grade students:

  • January 3 − NHS
  • January 5 − PHS
  • January 10 − HHS
  • January 11 − CHS

Optional Field trips to CTA by school (check with NHS/CHS/HHS/PHS for permission slip deadlines):

  • January 29 − (PM) NHS
  • January 30 − (AM) CHS
  • January 30 − (PM) HHS
  • January 31 − (PM) PHS

CTA Open House

Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 5:30-7:30 pm — ALL ages of students, parents, and community are welcome to attend. Students are not required to attend Open House to be able to submit an enrollment form, but it is encouraged.