Patron tour explores Battle Ground Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education programs

Patron tour explores Battle Ground Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education programs

BATTLE GROUND — Community members and parents of eighth graders are invited to the annual patron tour of Battle Ground Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes on Fri., March 3.


The tour will visit three schools where visitors will see firsthand what students learn in CTE classes such as welding, culinary arts, early childhood education, video game design and agriculture. Patrons will tour CTE classes at Battle Ground and Prairie high schools as well as the Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental Education (CASEE).


“Career and Technical Education classes help prepare students for the future,” said Cindy Arnold, director of CTE. “No matter whether they’re planning to enter the workforce right out of high school or continue their education in college, these classes provide our students with the necessary skills to be successful, and we look forward to sharing what they’re learning.”


At Battle Ground Public Schools, more than 200 CTE classes are taught each semester in 36 content areas by teachers who have worked in the industry they are teaching. Many of the district’s CTE programs have agreements with local community colleges that let students receive college credit for some of the high school classes.


The tour offers parents and members of the business community an inside look at the classrooms and students in action. It’s a great way for parents of eighth graders to learn more about the classes and CTE programs that students in the Battle Ground Public Schools district can take at Prairie and Battle Ground high schools.


The Career and Technical Education Patron tour will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fri., March 3. It will begin at Battle Ground High School, continue to Prairie High School and then end at CASEE. Transportation will be provided between campuses. Please RSVP by Feb. 23 to the CTE program by calling (360) 885-5359 or emailing


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Kelly Moyer has been reporting for community newspapers since the mid-1990s, including the Newport News-Times on the Oregon Coast; the Lewistown Sentinel, a daily newspaper in central Pennsylvania; the Gresham Outlook, Wilsonville Spokesman, Sherwood Gazette and South County Spotlight newspapers in the Portland metro area; and The Reflector newspaper in Battle Ground, Wash. She also is the former managing editor of Midwifery Today, an international magazine for birth professionals. Kelly, a University of Oregon alumnus and Pennsylvania native, lives with her family in Northeast Portland.

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