Growing MI Career Pathways

Explore the transformative power of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at charter schools. Dive into the real-life experiences of charter school students who participate in CTE programs, showcasing their journeys from classroom learning to real-world success.

CTE Programs Impact College Enrollment

91% of high school graduates who earned 2-3 CTE credits enrolled in college

CTE Provides Career Direction to Students

6 out of 10 students are planning to pursue a career related to their CTE area of study

CTE Impact HS Graduation Rates

Students enrolled in CTE programs have a graduation rate of 93% compared to the national average of 80%


Chandler Park Academy

The JROTC program at Chandler Park Academy includes classroom instruction and laboratory instruction in the history, customs, traditions, and purpose of Army JROTC, including the development of basic leadership skills to include leadership principles, values, and attributes. 

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Charlton Heston Academy

Students in the cosmetology program learn hands-on cosmetology skills. Students run a hair salon open to the public where 2nd year and up students take clients. Students in this program compete in the Skills USA competition against other students around the state in the cosmetology field. 

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Star International Academy

Students in the CNA program learn hands-on basic nursing practices. Students learn the necessary skills to become a Certified Nursing Assistant and become licensed through their coursework. .

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Advanced Technology Academy

Students in the mechatronics program receive hands-on training in hydraulics, pneumatics, motor control, AC/DC electrical systems, welding, mechanical drives, and more. Additionally, students get a chance to see each of these being used in the real-world industry. 

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Rising Stars Academy

Rising Stars Academy is a charter public school for adults with disabilities ages 18-26. Their culinary arts program provides students with the opportunity to learn hands-on skills in the kitchen.

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Countryside Academy

The aviation program is designed as a two-year course for students serious about becoming a licensed pilot. The program is focused on exploration and skill building and provides an invaluable portal to a challenging and rewarding aviation pathway.

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