February is National College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) Month
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California Career Pathways Trust Grant Provides New Opportunities for Students
More than 1,800 students from Escondido middle schools of the surrounding area visited Escondido Union High School District's three main high schools. The annual event gave specific insight about the unique technical programs assocated at each high school. The middle schoolers participated in tours at and were met by student representatives from culinary arts, agriculture, auto mechanics and robotics -- engaiging in different career pathways offered at each high school. Click on the title to read the UT article.
With the help of community partners like the fine dining restaurant Vintana, EUHSD is in the process of developing and expanding the various culinary arts programs at our campuses. This past summer, OGHS culinary arts teacher Laura Gardinder worked at Vintana and was exposed to the methods and latest trends at the popular fine dining venue. The district also hopes to create a culinary arts program curriculum for college bound students aspiring to craft their skills into a profession. Read the Union Tribune article by Pat Maio to learn more about the district’s plan for future culinary initiatives.
EUHSD would like to congratulate 15 of our high school seniors who were selected to attend our summer CNA class. These students will earn 10 elective credits and will also be licensed by the State of California to work at patient care facilities ranging from hospitals, retirement centers, hospice and home health. These candidates were selected from a group of students who successfully completed our year-long course, Healthcare Fundamentals and Healthcare Essentials. For the past year, these students attended classes after school at their home EUHSD campus. When they complete the program at the end of the summer, eight employers in Escondido have said that they are eager to hire our nurses. This program was made possible through a partnership with EUHSD, Escondido Adult School, Escondido Education COMPACT, and Las Villas Del Norte Retirement Center.
Congratulations to Darren Francis of Orange Glen High School for receiving the CAROCP Award. Darren was nominated by his teacher Mr. Fravel for his outstanding work in Print and Graphic. The CAROCP Award is awarded to distinguished ROP Students who not only excel in the classroom but show great potential for success in their future education and career. Great job Darren!
Every year, students of the agricultural programs at San Pasqual High School and Escondido High School give tours to elementary students. These tours help educate youngsters about the importance of farm life in our local communities. Creating presentations and scheduling events, EUHSD students become event organizers. At the same time, students learn advance theories from the areas of engineering, genetics, and horticulture within their CCTE classes, gearing up for their future.Click on the picture on the left to view the UT San Diego article by Michelle Breier with pictures from Don Boomer and the video package from CBS News 8.
Fashion, Video, Culinary Arts, Transportation, Graphic Design and more were all featured at the 2014 College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) Showcase Event, held at Westfield North County on March 15th. Over 125 students and teachers shared displays and engaging activities highlighting the unique programs available throughout EUHSD. Click here for a current list of programs or to view pictures from the Showcase Event.
“Jump Aboard 2015” brought over 1800 current eighth-grade students on 45 buses to the campuses of Escondido, Orange Glen and San Pasqual High Schools on January 27th and 28th. Led by ASB members and other student volunteers, the potential EUHSD students visited culinary arts, wood shop, robotics, agriculture, auto, journalism, dance, drama, music, along with many other programs on each site. In addition, students learned firsthand about AVID, the after school programs, support services and unique opportunities in which they can participate.
The art of carpentry provides skillful trade experiences at San Pasqual High School. As these fellow Eagles craft their talent in designing and building diverse projects within the fundamentals of construction, they develop as sense of accomplishment and belonging through their personal work. EUHSD Community Relations Intern Kari Doi reports.
Known for their award winning performance at the San Diego County Fair, U-T San Diego reporter Michelle Breier documented the Agricultural activities at Escondido High School. The program continues to teach students the qualities of responsibility and investment through hands-on projects in livestock and gardening.