Grant Builds School Job Training Program Program of the Month Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Union High School District South San Francisco Unified
CTE Events Did You Know Apprenticeship: Wave of the Future? Career Tech Update Smart Brief Study Finds Little Tracking, Big Graduation Boost, in Career-Tech Focus Why we desperately need to bring back Vocational Training in schools - Forbes
Best Jobs in America BOG Report and Recommendation CTE Glossary of Terms CTE's Role in Dropout Prevention CTE Today CTE Works Doing What Matters New World of Work Pathways to Prosperity for Americas Youth Preparing a Globally Competent Workforce Structured Career Pathways & Student Support What is Career Ready? Foundation Standards Career Development Resources Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE
21st Century Skills-Soft Skills Builder How Education Systems approach breadth of skills New Skills for Youth Primary Attributes for Classroom and Digital Badging Assessment Soft Skills Give Workers a Big Edge State Chief asked to focus on workforce skills The Power of a Positive Attitude
Economic Trends in the San Francisco Metro Area San Francisco Economic Market
Finance and Business Information Technology

Aragon High School

Career Technical Education classes include:

 

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Industry Sector


Foods and Nutrition
Grades: 9 - 12

Food and Nutrition meets the "g" requirement for UC approved courses.

Foods and Nutrition is a one-year course in nutrition education and basic food preparation.  The course includes planning and preparing foods that contribute to nutritionally balanced meals.  Each student will have experiences with personal nutritional requirements, consumer economics, use and care of equipment, and with their team, basic food preparation. 

 

Culinary Arts
Grades: 10, 11 & 12

Prerequisite: Foods and Nutrition with a grade of C or better, or instructor's approval.

This course goes beyond "the basics."  It emphasizes new  and exciting foods, interesting seasonings, and advanced cooking skills.  Students work with the equipment and techniques necessary to prepare gourmet meals.  Second semester acquaints students with other countries and their traditions through the study, preparation, and serving of foods common to those countries.  The students will plan, prepare, and serve festive foods from different cultures.

 

 

Information and Communication Industry Sector


Principles of Computer Science
Prerequisite: Completion of Geometry

Course Description:  Understand and apply the main principles of algorithm design and programming:  loops, variables, arrays, lists, recursion, objects and Boolean logic.

  • Learn to code fluently in Python in a well-structured fashion and in good style; learn to pay attention to code clarity and documentation.
  • Understand the concept of an algorithm; implement algorithms in SNAP! & Python using conditional and iterative control structures and recursion.
  • Learn to select appropriate algorithms and data structures to solve a given problem.
  • Learn about the history, social implications, future of computing, applications that have changed the world, and progress in other fields that has resulted from computers and programming.

The course will be taught with the assistance of TEALS - http://www.tealsk12.org

 

 

AP Computer Science
Course Description:  This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of the Java programming language, teach you to think like a software designer, and prepare you for the AP exam in computer science.  This course will be taught using the Java programming language.  Java is a good language for new programmers and is required for the AP Computer Science Examinations.  This is a college level course.  Objectives include the following:

  • Understand and apply the main principles of object-oriented software design and programming: classes and objects, constructors, methods, instance and static variables, inheritance, class hierarchies, and polymorphism.
  • Learn to code fluently in Java in a well-structured fashion and in good style; learn to pay attention to code clarity and documentation.
  • Learn to use Java library packages and classes within the scope of the AP Java subset
  • Understand the concept of an algorithm; implement algorithms in Java using conditional and iterative control structures and recursion.
  • Learn to select appropriate algorithms and data structures to solve a given problem.
  • Learn common searching and sorting algorithms:  Sequential Search and Binary Search; Selection Sort, Insertion Sort, and Mergesort.
  • Understand one- and two-dimensional arrays, the List interface, and the ArrayList class, and use them appropriately in programming projects.
  • Acquire skills in designing object-oriented software solutions to problems from various application areas.  Learn the case studies and accompanying exercises and questions provided by the College Board.

 

Engineering and Architecture Industry Sector

Engineering and Technology
Grades: 11 & 12

Prerequisite: "C" or better in Geometry & Chemistry, and currently or will be taking Physics

Course Description:  This is a year long course that looks at a variety of engineering fields.  Major Topics Covered:  Structural Engineering, CAD and Blueprints; Building Design; Seismic Requirements; Material Science; Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Aerospace Design; Robotics; Transportation Technology; Hydraulics--Pneumatics; Control Systems; Machine and Tool Usage; Media Usage.  These studies will acquaint the student with the fields allowing for a better selection process when choosing a university.  This course is listed as a "g" elective lab class under the UC system.  It is not intended as an alternative to any science required coursework and does not meet the district physical science graduation requirement.