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:

  • freshINCedu

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)
  • Leadership
  • 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
  • Journalism
  • PALS and Leadership
  • Speech and Debate

For more information on specific programs visit Programs of Study.

Industry & Community Engagement

Programs and Content Under Development

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:

To learn more about additional LISD work-based learning opportunities visit Industry & Community Engagement.

Staff Directory

For a districtwide staff listing, visit the Staff Directory page.

CTE Student of the Week

Ariana Sandoval at Early College High School is the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student of the Week.  Teacher Jesus Aguilar-Landaverde said that Ariana is an exemplary engineering design student with attention to detail and willingness to explore new technologies such as video tracking software, motor-controlled earthquake simulation tables, Arduino circuits and introductory text-based coding […] … Read more
March 28, 2023
Senior Raegan Schwab at Leander High School is the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student of the Week. Raegan has served as the President of Leander Future Farmers of America (FFA). She has also been a member of the livestock show team with a breeding heifer, a member of the Veterinary Medical Career Development Event […] … Read more
March 7, 2023
Junior Charles Koch from Vista Ridge High School is the Leander ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) student of the week. Charles received third place and a $500 scholarship in an underwater welding contest at The Ocean Corporation’s underwater welding school in Houston. “Charles is a hard working student that is always on top of […] … Read more
February 28, 2023

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.