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Career and Technical Education

Career & Technical Education (CTE) provides students with both academic and career-oriented courses that prepare students for high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand careers. Through a sequence of course offerings within an occupational pathway, called Programs of Study, students have opportunities to cultivate skills that will lead to industry-based certifications and preparation for the next level of training beyond high school. Abilene ISD is dedicated to helping students succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.


Mission Statement

The Mission of the Career and Technical Education Program in the Abilene Independent School District is to prepare students for post-secondary education and/or the workforce and to assume productive roles in the family and the community.


The LIFT Center

The AbileneISD will proudly open The LIFT Center in August 2021! The Leadership & Innovative in Future Technologies Center will be home to ATEMS High School and many CTE programs of study. We are excited to be offering courses in automotive technology, carpentry, electrical technology, digital communications, graphic design, culinary arts, information technology, programming & software development, cybersecurity, engineering, and welding.


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Statement of Non-Discrimination

Abilene Independent School District offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications; Business, Marketing, and Finance; Education and Training; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law and Public Service; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM); Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Admission to these programs based on grade placement, aptitude, interest, and the availability of class space. It is the policy of Abilene 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 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. It is the policy of Abilene 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 1964, 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 1973, as amended. Abilene 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 Alison Sims (alison.sims@abileneisd.org) at 241 Pine Street, Abilene, TX 79601, 325-677-1444, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator Stephanie Holloway (stephanie.holloway@abileneisd.org) at 241 Pine Street, Abilene, TX 79601, 325-677-1444.

Notificación Publica de No Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Abilene ofrece programas de educación técnica y vocacional en Agricultura, Alimentos y Recursos Naturales; Arquitectura y construcción; Artes, tecnología audiovisual, y comunicaciones; Negocios, Marketing y Finanzas; Educación y entrenamiento; Ciencia de la salud; Hospitalidad y Turismo; Servicios Humanos; Tecnologías de la información; Derecho y servicio público; Fabricación; Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas (STEM); Transporte, distribución y logística. La admisión a estos programas se basa en la colocación del grado, la aptitud, el interés y la disponibilidad de espacio de la clase. Es norma del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Abilene no discriminar en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda. Es norma del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Abilene no discriminar en sus procedimientos de empleo por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda; y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda. El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Abilene tomará las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y vocacionales. Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos de quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, Alison Sims (alison.sims@abileneisd.org) en 241 Pine Street, Abilene, TX 79601, 325-677-1444y/o el Coordinador de la Sección 504 en Holloway (stephanie.holloway@abileneisd.org) en 241 Pine Street, Abilene, TX 79601, 325-677-1444.


Abilene ISD Translation and Interpretation Services

It is ABILENE ISD’s goal to communicate with you about your child’s education. This often includes translated documents and a language interpreter for meetings and conversations. Educational information includes campus improvement plans and parent involvement policies. Abilene ISD provides oral translation and interpretation to all families in the Abilene Independent School District in our top language, Spanish. Oral translation and interpretation services for other languages, including Swahili, French, Kirundi, Nepal, and Arabic are available. Written translations in these languages will be provided as practicable.

Who to Contact:
For oral translation and interpretation services intended for parent-school communications to EL students and families, contact your campus principal or the person(s) below to request translation or interpretation services. Requests should be made 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Erika Maldonado-Soto, Program Officer for Bilingual/ESL Services, 325-677-1444, ext. 7192 or Dr. Karen Munoz, Ex. Director for Federal Programs & District Planning, 325-677-1444, ext. 3216