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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

CTE Students Gain Life Skills

Battle Ground Public Schools have a statewide reputation for great career and technical course offerings. In addition to learning technical skills, students can learn employability and leadership skills in all program areas. Many of our programs have articulation agreements with local community colleges, allowing students to receive college credit for some of the classes they have taken in high school. A hallmark of the Career and Technical Education program is CASEE – the Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental Education located in Brush Prairie. Students also can apply to Cascadia Technical Academy, a cooperative program for high school students who attend school districts in southwest Washington.

Career and Technical Education careers

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Health Service
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

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Apprenticeship Signing Day recognizes district students entering skilled trades

May 20, 2022

Battle Ground Public Schools celebrated the students who are graduating directly into fulfilling careers in skilled trades this week. Apprenticeship Signing Day at the Lewisville Campus recognized Career & Technical Education (CTE) students from the district who will be joining trade schools and apprenticeship programs after they graduate. Read more –>.

Cindy Arnold and Kris Neal

Battle Ground Career and Technical Education program earns state awards

Aug. 27, 2021

The Washington Association for Career and Technical Education (WA-ACTE) summer conference this month landed some big awards for the Battle Ground school district CTE program. CTE Director Cindy Arnold was recognized with the WA-ACTE Administrator of the Year award, while Work-Based Learning Coordinator Kris Neal took home the Washington Association for Career Counseling and Employment readiness (WA-CCER) Counseling and Career Development Professional award. Read more –>.

Fourth graders attempt to crank an engine at the automotive careers booth

Battle Ground fourth graders find fun at district’s Career Exploration Fair

It was all fun and fabulousness on Monday as more than 800 fourth graders from Battle Ground Public Schools converged at the district’s first Career Exploration Fair to learn about the kinds of activities that employees take on in a variety of job fields. Read more –>.

CASEE Students doing Environmental Science field work

Partnerships enable Battle Ground students to earn college credit

Students no longer have to wait to get into college to earn college credit. In Battle Ground Public Schools, students can start earning the credits that will help them get a jump start on their college education as early as their sophomore year in high school. Read more –>.

BGHS Junior Benjamin Cahoon operates a camera at a football game

Broadcast partnership brings school events to your living room

With rain falling steadily under the bright Friday night lights, the Battle Ground High School football team is closing out its season in front of a raucous Homecoming crowd. The football team is doing its part to keep the crowd energized en route to a decisive 45-7 victory over South Kitsap High School. All the while, another team of dedicated students is working behind the scenes to broadcast the game on live television (and streaming online) for those unable or unwilling to brave the elements and watch the game in person. Read more –>.

Contact Info

Cindy Arnold
Director, Career and Technical Education
360-885-5359 arnold.cindy@battlegroundps.org

Bree Sanchez
Administrative Assistant to the Director
360-885-5359 sanchez.bree@battlegroundps.org

Carol Davenport
Middle School Facilitator
360-885-5373 davenport.carol@battlegroundps.org

CTE Nondiscrimination

The Battle Ground School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its program or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The Battle Ground School District offers career and technical education classes in 16 career cluster program areas under its open admissions policy. Specifically, the Battle Ground School District offers admissions based on selective criteria in programs like Teaching Academy, and the CASEE programs through a separate application process that is non-discriminatory. For more information about the application process and particular course offerings, contact the admissions office at 360-885-5359. Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in Career and Technical Education programs. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Executive Director of Human Resources Michelle Reinhardt and Title IX compliance officer Tom Adams,  11104 NE 149th Street, Brush Prairie, WA at 360-885-5300.


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