CTE (Career Technical Education)

Overview & Mission Statement

Mission Statement for A. C. Reynolds High School Career Technical Education(CTE) -- Career and College Ready

The mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to empower students to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy. CTE programs are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievement of students, including basic skills, as well as their ability to work independently and as part of a team, think creatively and solve problems, and utilize technology in the thinking and problem-solving process.

Career and Technical Education fulfills an increasingly significant role in school reform efforts. Students who concentrate in a CTE area, earning at least four related technical credits with one of those credits coming from an advanced level course and meeting other criteria are better prepared for the further education and advanced training required to be successful in 21st century careers. A. C. Reynolds High School Career and Technical Education teachers partner with business and industry and with community colleges and other post-secondary institutions to ensure Career and Technical Education serves the needs of individual students.

The Career and Technical Education faculty at Reynolds align their instruction with "Career Clusters." Career Clusters are broad groupings of occupations/career specialties, organized by common knowledge and skills required for career success. These Career Clusters are used as an organizing tool for curriculum design, school counselors, and a framework for seamless transition to career and college.

The ACR High School CTE Department staff has over 300 years of experience in education and industry, as well as numerous industry certifications and credentials. Our instructors are able to relate instruction to actual industry experience in health care, travel, hospitality, tourism, marketing, management, child care, automotive, and construction. Each staff member is committed to giving individual students all the skills necessary to succeed not only at AC Reynolds, but in the next stages of their lives, whether it be furthering their education or entering the workforce.

In compliance with Federal Law, Buncombe County Schools administers all education programs including its Career and Technical Education Programs, employment, activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.