Career and Technical Education (CTE)

  • Career Technical Education (CTE) is an educational pathway that provides learners with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for college and careers. Students in CTE programs take specialized courses, in addition to required courses, and have the opportunity to participate in internships, engage with mentors, and practice what they are learning through project-based learning.

    CTE gives purpose to learning by emphasizing real-world skills and practical knowledge within a selected career area.  Each year, LOSD reviews its CTE Programs of Study and identifies the next steps to increase CTE opportunities that are of interest and in demand for students at both Lake Oswego and Lakeridge High School. Offering CTE pathways include the development of Programs of Study with qualified teachers who have industry experience and physical spaces and equipment.

    A CTE Program of Study is a sequence of two or more CTE courses (2 credits, 3 credits starting in 2024-25) within a student's area of career interest. Pathways are designed to connect high school classes to college, industry certifications, and/or a career. For a student to become a “CTE concentrator,” they must earn 2 or more credits in a single Program of Study, with at least 1 credit in a course flagged at the Intermediate or Advanced level.

    All CTE opportunities will be offered regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, language ability, religion, or age (including state and federal protected classes). There are no enrollment or admission barriers or any process to participate in CTE courses and pathways.  The District will take steps to assure that lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs.  CTE credits must be earned in grades 9 and higher.

    Our high schools currently offer CTE pathways in Marketing, Engineering, Culinary Arts, and Computer Science.  Please see specific CTE pathways courses in each high school’s curriculum guide posted on each school's website under Curriculum for the current CTE offerings in LOSD.  If you have any questions please contact:

    Desiree Fisher, Principal, Lakeridge High School
    1235 Overlook Dr, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
    (503) 534-2319

    Kristen Colyer, Principal, Lake Oswego High School
    2501 Country Club Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
    (503) 534-2313

    Lou Bailey, Executive Director, Secondary Schools and Title IX Coordinator
    2455 SW Country Club Rd Lake Oswego, OR 97034
    (503) 534-2000

    Scott Schinderle, Executive Director, Student Services and 504 / IEP Compliance
    2455 SW Country Club Rd Lake Oswego, OR 97034
    (503) 534-2000


    Lake Oswego High School Curriculum Guide

    Lakeridge High School Curriculum Guide