What is CTE?
CTE stands for Career Technical Education.
CTE classes provide a program of study that involves a multi-year sequence of courses, that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to post-secondary education and careers.
CTE Dance Classes At ELAPA:
CTE Beginning Dance (Grades 9-12)
CTE Advanced Dance Performance and Choreography (Grades 10-12)
CTE Dance Choreography (Grades 11-12)--Starting Fall 2021
CTE Dance Company (Grade 12)--Starting Fall 2022
Professional Dance and Choreography:
Students refine multi-genre technical, performance, and choreographic skills for live and recorded performance to prepare for careers in professional dance. They design production elements (i.e., staging, lighting, film, projection, costuming, and sound); perform for multiple audiences; explore careers in commercial, educational, and concert dance; and learn about the business side of dance including licensing, company and studio management, and self marketing.
What is AME?
The California Department of Education established the Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) industry sector to support high school students interested in pursuing careers in California’s thriving creative workforce. AME programs align with California Career Technical Education (CTE) Model Curriculum Standards which define the knowledge, skills, and practical experience required for students to pursue post-secondary, vocational, and/or apprenticeship training. AME programs build on traditional arts programs to include a comprehensive career readiness component. In 2019, the sector has grown to serve 231,000 students and is the largest CTE sector in the state of California.
What are the AME Pathways?
AME pathways are sequential focus areas that allow students to advance their studies in a particular creative discipline and gain pre-professional career and post-secondary preparatory experience at the high school level. Students must complete 300 hours (or two consecutive years) of standards-aligned intermediate and advanced level coursework in one of the career focus areas to complete a pathway. Workforce Pathways Guiding Policy Principles define high quality CTE and establish essential elements for programs to follow. Components of a successful pathway include a professional or technical core, academic connections, a work-based learning or internship program, student, strong industry advisory, leadership, and student support services.