Career & Technical Education

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) supports students as they develop as workers and lifelong learners. CTE prepares students for a range of careers, requiring varying levels of education, from high school to postsecondary certificates to two-and four-year college degrees. It’s high school and college education that provides students with:
    • Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world.
    • Employability skills, from job-related skills to workplace ethics.
    • Education pathways that help students explore interests and careers.
    The subject areas most often associated with CTE:
    • Trades and Industry
    • Business and Marketing
    • Agriculture
    • Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Health Occupations
    • Technology


    In Sumner, these areas are represented by Programs Of Study that include all curricular areas. They help guide students’ course selections and future planning. This planning begins in middle school and continues to be expanded or changed throughout high school. Programs Of study allow a student to connect to life after high school by connecting curriculum to his/her own interests and skills.


    Sumner School District Career and Technical Education equips students with the employability and academic skills necessary to be successful in the changing workforce and the ability to live a purposeful life in a global society as a passionate, productive, life-long learner.


    Sumner School District Career and Technical Education: Bridging the gap between academics and career.

    We Value:

    • Learning
    • Partnerships
    • Professional Growth
    • Relationships
    • Relevance
    • Rigor
    • Technology
    • Work Ethic

    Additional information about educational planning is available in the Career and Information Center at Bonney Lake High School, the Career Center at Sumner High School and the Sumner School District Career and Technical Education office (253) 891-6062.

    Additional information about Career and Technical Education is available on the OSPI Web site.


good to know: