Career & Technical Education has long been an educational choice for students in the Dickson County School system. The CTE program has helped many students discover career interests and develop skills to assist them in future employment beyond high school. CTE courses provide students with opportunities to blend academic knowledge with real life work experiences and helps prepare students to enter college or technical post-secondary education or acquire high-demand, high-wage jobs in their community.
Eighty-three percent of Dickson County students enrolled in 9th-12th grades are taking a CTE course. The state of Tennessee requires that all students should graduate from high school ready for college, careers, and citizenship. Students in the Class of 2013 and beyond are required to choose an Elective Focus. Career and Technical Education encourages students to further their education to be prepared for success at the post-secondary level and in their chosen careers. Many of tomorrow's nurses, engineers, and small business owners will come from Career and Technical Education programs.
It is the policy of the Dickson County Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, creed, age, marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.