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Students will graduate prepared and motivated to succeed in their choice of career and higher education and to contribute to the common good. ×

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Career Technical Education (CTE) in California is organized into 15 industry sectors, or groupings, which link to specific career pathways. A career pathway is a coherent sequence of rigorous academic and technical courses that allow students to apply academics and to develop technical skills in a curricular area. Career pathways prepare students for successful completion of state academic and technical standards and more advanced postsecondary course work related to the career in which they are interested.

Diana LaMar, Ed.D., Director, State & Federal Programs

Barbara Robles, Administrative Secretary

(760) 416-6073

Each of the high schools in the Palm Springs Unified School District has career pathways that can be accessed by clicking here.

Click on the links below to view the various Career Pathways:

The Palm Springs Unified School District works closely with its business and industry partners, some of whom include:


These, and other powerful partners provide relevant, rigorous courses of study through internships, mentorships, and career exploration field trips.

Upon graduation from high school, students are ready to begin work, or continue with regional post-secondary education.   Post-secondary education is pursued at College of the Desert (COD), California State College San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus,  the University of California Riverside Palm Desert Campus, and other post-secondary institutions.

 Financial Aide assistance is available through Pathways to Success.


Last updated: 12/12/2012 2:32:59 PM