Arizona Connections Academy: Career Technical Education

Committed to helping every student prepare for a bright future after high school, Arizona Connections Academy (ACA) offers Career Technical Education (CTE) courses that combine both college preparation and real-world workforce skills development into one customized program.

Programs of Study

Students no longer need to choose between taking the academic courses needed for college and a vocational or technical training program.

Study is organized by distinct groupings of occupations and industries. These “career clusters” are based on the knowledge and skills they each require. By completing these career pathways, students can narrow down his or her area of interest in order to design an education plan and better utilize career technology to help achieve career goals.

Proven Success Rate

The U.S. Department of Education has found that high school students enrolled in CTE programs enjoy a graduation rate of more than 90 percent. Additionally, 70 percent of high school students who concentrate on CTE areas stayed in post-secondary education or transferred to a four-year degree program.

View ACA's currently offered elective Career Technical Education courses.