Here's How - Vertical Alignment

Group discussion icon The first of three vertical alignment programs we will review is Statewide Articulation.

This program involves the process of secondary and post-secondary subject matter experts meeting on a periodic basis to create curriculum alignment in specified subjects. The focus is on Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses on the secondary side and technical credit workforce courses on the post-secondary side. 

This alignment provides high school students with the opportunity to earn academic credits toward a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree within a particular career path.

These particular career paths can now be selected by students as early as middle school and are referred to as Career Clusters.


Go to Career Clusters. On the right of the page, find a Career Cluster that might be appropriate for a middle school student in your subject area. (The Clusters are found on the PDF downloads.)

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