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    What is Career and Technical Education?

    Jackson High School is a comprehensive secondary school providing traditional academics as well as career and technical programming. Career & Technical education is for college and non-college bound students.  Most career and technical programs are two years in nature (junior and senior years). 

    Most students take a college prep course load while participating in a program.  In fact, Career & Technical Education is better known as College Tech Prep, since the programs are aligned closely with college programming in the career field area and could lead to earning students college credits upon successful completion of program requirements.  All JHS Career & Technical programs have converted to "College Tech Prep."

    The school staff is here to serve students on an individual basis. Counselors will provide guidance to students helping them to fulfill their educational and career goals.  Students who have failed required courses prior to the junior year must work closely with their counselor to ensure that graduation requirements are met.

    A student who wishes to include electives that seem restrictive to participation in a Career Tech block (such as JSA, Band, Choir or JAGS) should meet with their counselor to develop a schedule that will accommodate the students' interests.

    There are many programs available to Jackson students through our partnership with other countywide high schools.  

    Career & Technical information plus a detailed description of each program appears within the Program of Study   


    Students completing a career and technical program will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by Jackson Local Schools which can be used as an added credential in college and employment applications.  The criteria for consideration are: 90% attendance over the two-year program, satisfactory grades, skill achievement and recommendation of the career and technical department review team.  


    Please refer to the Programs of Study. 



    This testing system offers end-of-program assessments for all students in career-technical programs.  Tests may be taken online through WebXam, a web-based administration interface where students can be scheduled to take tests and student test results can be viewed. Students may also be required to take industry specific certification, governmental licensure, and private vendor program exams.  All tests are aligned to technical content standards and have been approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

    Creer Technical Education and Civil Rights Disclaimer: Jackson High School participates in a Career and Technical Compact Program in partnership with Lake Local, Plain Local (GlenOak) and North Canton City (Hoover) schools.  The Stark County Career Compact does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.



Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management
Automotive Technologies
Clinical Health Care Services
Engineering and Architecture
Construction Technologies
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