Steve Rizzo

Director of Career Technical Education

srizzo@wusd.ws

Washington Union High School Career Pathways

We at Washington Union truly believe rigor, relevance, and relationships are the cornerstones of a quality comprehensive high school education. To support that, we will provide students the opportunity to participate in a Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway. Students will build strong relationships with their teacher and cohorted students. Furthermore, by working in a CTE Pathway, students will participate in relevant learning experiences that will prepare them for college and/or a career.

A CTE Pathway is a sequence of three or more CTE courses within a student’s area of career interest. Pathways are designed to connect high school classes to college, industry certifications, and/or a career. While in high school, students will have the opportunity to acquire free technical skills training in the career field he/she is interested in. Students will learn valuable technical skills and “soft” skills making them employable regardless of the field of study they actually end up in. Three of our pathways, Wonderful Agriculture Career Prep Academy, Floral Design and our Health Institute, have dual enrollment opportunities with State Center Community College. All CTE courses support rigorous state standards and ensure students are learning rigorous academic skills, especially in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Wherever your journey on the road of education takes you, we want you to end up in a chosen career. Some students’ journey on this road will end with a PhD, some will graduate high school and enter the workforce, and most will end up somewhere in between. The important thing to remember is that you will require knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in your future endeavors.

At Washington Union High School we look forward to cultivating achievement and growing futures.

Dual Enrollment

Three of our pathways, Wonderful Agriculture Career Prep Academy, Floral Design, and our Health Institute, have dual enrollment opportunities with State Center Community College. All CTE courses support the Common Core and ensure students are learning rigorous academic skills, especially in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Quick Links to Pathway Pages

Health Science and Medical Technology

Education, Child Development, and Family Services

Digital Media Production

Applied Robotics

Public Services Law and Justice

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Athletics Career and College Ready

Business and Finance

Illustration

Building and Construction Trades