Porter County Career and Technical Education
In addition to the traditional classroom, Boone Grove is
pleased to provide the opportunity for students to participate in
Career and Technical Education (Vocational). CTE provides
students with hands-on skills in "in-demand" career fields and
gives them an exciting place to explore their future career paths.
Participation in CTE helps students meet the necessary
requirements for both the
Indiana Core 40 and Technical Honors diplomas.
Understandably parents and guardians often have
questions and misconceptions about their student's participation in
CTE. Here are some common myths regarding CTE and facts to
Myth: CTE is
only for students that aren't "cutting it" in the
Fact: In this day in age, students all across the
academic achievement spectrum are participating in CTE to learn the
skills necessary for variety of careers, including Dentistry,
Carpentry, Emergency Medical Services, Health Care, Computer
Technical Support, and Engineering. Many high-achieving
students are particpating in CTE to get a "jump start" to their
eventual college majors.
student cannot earn an Academic Honors Diploma if they attend
Fact: While challenging, students can often earn
BOTH the Academic AND Technical Honors Diplomas if they are willing
to take outside required courses online and/or in summer school.
Students and parents are encouraged to talk with their school
counselor to determine how requirements can be
CTE can "replace" classroom credits my student is deficient
Fact: All Indiana students must meet
Core 40 diploma requirements to both graduate and participate
in CTE. Students in a credit-deficient situation are encouraged to
meet with their school counselor to create a plan to participate in
CTE is a "waste of time" for students wanting to attend a
Fact: Again, students can earn one or both of
Indiana's Honors Diplomas by participating in CTE. In
addition, most programs at the Porter County Career and Technical
Education Center offer college dual-credit opportunities.
Porter County Career and
Technical Education Center
PCCTE Handbook 2016-2017
Regional Apprenticeship Opportunities