All Leander ISD students have the opportunity to enroll in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses along with their traditional core academic courses. CTE courses are designed to provide authentic learning experiences through academically rigorous and industry aligned curriculum. The goal is for students to create a balanced four-year plan that includes the best of both academic and CTE courses.
Students enrolled in certain CTE courses have the opportunity to participate in a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) appropriate to the course in which they are enrolled. CTSOs promote leadership development, job skill training, and can provide scholarship opportunities. Students have the opportunity to reach advanced level CTE courses to increase the rigor of their learning and complete a CTE program of study sequence for an endorsement and/or earn recognized industry certifications.
Elementary School Experiences
Elementary elective experiences vertically aligned with middle school and high school programs:
For more information visit Elementary School Experiences.
Middle School Experiences
LISD offers middle school courses within these areas:
- Arts, A/V Technology and Communication
- Business, Marketing and Finance
- English Electives (Creative Writing, Journalism, Speech/Debate)
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
For more information visit Middle School Experiences.
The full list of CTE courses can be found in the LISD Course Catalog.
High School Experiences
LISD CTE Career Clusters
- Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
- Architecture and Construction
- Arts, A/V Technology Communications
- Business, Marketing, and Finance
- Education and Training
- Health Science
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Human Services
- Law and Public Service
- (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Other Supported Programs
- Career Preparation
- JROTC – Airforce and Navy
- PALS and Leadership
- Speech and Debate
For more information on specific programs visit Programs of Study.
Industry & Community Engagement
Students gain real world authentic experiences by using the skills they learn in their CTE programs to work and serve in their community.
LISD featured work-based learning programs:
- COOL Experiences
- School-Based Enterprises
- Uncharted Learning
To learn more about additional LISD work-based learning opportunities visit Industry & Community Engagement.
For a districtwide staff listing, visit the Staff Directory page.
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Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career & Technical Education Programs
It is the policy of Leander ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its Career and Technology Education Programs, services, or activities. Leander ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.
Es norma de Leander ISD de no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales. Leander ISD tomará las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso de la lengua inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión o participación en todos
los programas educativos y vocacionales.