Career & Technical Education

Students in Northside’s Career and Technical​ Education (CTE) programs spend much of their time learning through a hands-on approach that prepares students for occupations and further study. CTE programs are available in middle school and high school and are available in many career areas of interest to students.

Students interested in a particular field can look at the coherent sequence of courses to see the courses that will help them prepare for their chosen careers. Students may also wish to choose an academy or magnet school designed to prepare students for careers. Northside’s career oriented high school and middle school magnet schools include Agriculture Academy, Construction Careers Academy, Health Careers High School, Jay Science and Engineering Academy, Jones STEM Middle School, Marshall Law & Medical Services High School, NSITE (Northside School of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship), and Zachry Global Communication, Information Technology & Cybersecurity Middle School.

Industry recognized certifications may be earned in some courses & some courses may even allow the students to earn college credit. Any student who is interested should talk with his or her CTE instructor or counselor.

Alamo Academies
If you are a high school student in the San Antonio area, Alamo Academies is an invaluable resource. Juniors and seniors have the unique opportunity to explore a variety of STEM career paths to make educated decisions for the future. 94% of students who graduate from our programs pursue higher education, join the armed forces or enter into high-wage employment in career fields related to Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology/Security, and Diesel Technology.
Campus CTE Sites
Each NISD High School and Middle School campus offers a variety of CTE programs. Please visit the individual campus CTE websites for more information on these programs.
Career Exploration

Here you will find the access information for Choices 360 Career Explorer which is NISD’s interest inventory program.There are many things to consider as you think about future occupations.  Included are some lesson plans to follow if you or your child need guidance, as well as helpful login information.

 

College Credit Opportunities
High school students can earn college credits by signing up for CTE dual credit. Some courses are offered at specific campuses and others are offered at the college campus. Information about earning college credits may be obtained from the school’s counseling department.
Endorsements & Programs of Study

In support of the State of Texas’ college and career planning initiative, NISD has developed multiple Programs of Study (POS) which combine rigorous academics and relevant career and technical education to create a plan of study that has real focus and purpose for students. A POS consists of a recommended coherent sequence of courses based on the student’s interest, skills, and college and career goals and provides the student and his/her family with a seamless transition to employment and/or postsecondary education and to higher wage, higher skill, and higher demand jobs in the workforce.

 

Industry Based Certifications
Northside offers students many opportunities to earn current industry based certifications through our CTE courses. These certifications will help students, as they exit high school, with gainful employment or assist in continuing their education.
Magnet Programs

Northside offers 7 high school and 2 middle school magnet programs for students interested in specific career fields. All high school magnet schools (except for Health Careers High School) operate as a school-within-a-school, which allows students to participate in Fine Arts programs like band, choir and orchestra, sports, and clubs and organizations on their comprehensive high school’s campus. All Northside eighth graders are eligible for enrollment. Applications are also being accepted for students outside Northside ISD. Please check with individual programs for application and age requirements. Enrollment is limited at each school. Transportation will be provided for eligible students.  

Staff Contacts
Contact information for the NISD Career & Technical Education department staff can be found here.
Student Organizations for CTE
Career and Technical Student Organizations are comprised of 11 not-for-profit organizations, specifically authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Perkins Act which provides approximately $1.1 billion in state grants for CTE programs.

Nondiscrimination Notice for CTE


Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs

Northside Independent School District offers Career and Technical Education programs in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology and Communications; Business Marketing and Finance; Education and Training; Health Science; Hospitality & Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law and Public Service; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Transportation, Distribution and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on interest and aptitude, age appropriateness and class space available.

It is the policy of Northside Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its vocational programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1 964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

a is the policy of Northside Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1 964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1 973, as amended.

Northside Independent School District 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. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Stephen Daniel, at 5900 Evers Road, San Antonio, TX 78238, (210) 397-8639, and/or  Director of Section 504, Anna Draker, at 5651 Grissom Road, San Antonio, TX 78238, (21 0) 397-8741.

Aviso Püblico de no Discriminación en los Programas de Educación de Carrera y Tecnología

El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Northside ofrece programas de Educación de Carrera y Tecnología en Agricultura, Alimentos y Recursos Naturales; Arquitectura y Construcción; Artes, Tecnología Audiovisual y Comunicaciones; Gerencia y Administración de Empresas; Educación y Capacitación; Ciencias de Ia Salud; Hotelería y Turismo; Servicios Humanos; Tecnología en Informática; Ley y Servicio Público; Manufactura; Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas; y Transporte, Distribución y Logística. La admisión a estos programas se basa en eI interés y Ia aptitud, Ia edad apropiada y el espacio de clase disponible.

Es polltica del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Northside no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o discapacidad en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, como lo requiere el Titulo VI de Ia Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, segün enmienda; TItulo IX de las Enmiendas Educativas de 1972; y Ia Sección 504 de Ia Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, segün enmienda.

Es polltica del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Northside no discriminar por motivos de raza, color origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad o edad en sus prácticas de empleo, como lo requiere el Titulo VI de Ia Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1 964, segün enmienda; TItulo IX de las Enmiendas Educativas de 1972; Ia Ley de Discriminación por Edad de 1975, segün enmienda; y Ia Sección 504 de Ia Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, segün enmienda.

El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Northside tomará medidas para garantizar que Ia falta de destrezas en el idioma inglés no sea una barrera para Ia admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y vocacionales.

Para obtener información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos de reclamo, comuniquese con el coordinador de Titulo IX, Stephen Daniel, en el 5900 Evers Road, San Antonio, TX 78238, o al (210) 397-8639, y / o Directora de Sección 504, Anna Draker, en el 5651 Grissom Road, San Antonio, TX 78238 o al (210) 397-8741.