Battle Ground Schools' Patron Tour Explores Career and Technical Education

posted Jan 29, 2016, 2:40 PM by Rita Sanders

Battle Ground Schools' Patron Tour Explores Career and Technical Education

January 29, 2016

A patron tour of Battle Ground Public Schools' Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes at three schools is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18. Community members and parents are invited to participate in the tour and see firsthand what students are learning in CTE classes such as welding, culinary arts, early childhood education, video game design and agriculture.

Patrons will tour CTE classes at Battle Ground and Prairie high schools as well as CASEE. "CTE classes help students get jobs out of high school and give them the skills to go to college," said Cindy Arnold, director of CTE. "The classes are a big part of our students' schedules, and we want to share what they are learning." At Battle Ground Public Schools, more than 200 CTE classes are taught each semester in 36 content areas by teachers who have worked in the industry they are teaching. Many of the district's CTE programs have agreements with local community colleges that let students receive college credit for some of the high school classes.

The tour offers parents and members of the business community an inside look at the classrooms and students in action. It's a great way for parents of eighth graders to learn more about the classes and CTE programs that students in the Battle Ground Public Schools district can take at Prairie and Battle Ground high schools.

The Career and Technical Education Patron tour will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. It will begin at Battle Ground High School, continue to Prairie High School, and then end at CASEE. Transportation will be provided between campuses. Please RSVP by Feb. 10 to the CTE program: 885-5359 or