Local CTAE Graduation Rate Surpasses State

The Georgia Department of Education released the 2023 graduation rate for students involved in Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs.  The rate is calculated for those students who complete a CTAE pathway, which consists of three sequential courses in the same career subject area.  The state CTAE graduation rate rose from 97.12% in 2022 to 97.75%. 

In the state's press release, State Superintendent Richard Woods shared, "The graduation rate for students who engage in CTAE opportunities continues to show how these programs engage students in their education and prepare them for their next steps after high school.  We will continue to invest in CTAE and the relevant, industry-recognized skills it provides for our students." For the full state press release, visit the Georgia Department of Education website.

Colquitt County High School's CTAE graduation rate is 98.3%, higher than the state's.  The high school CTAE graduation rate surpasses the overall high school graduation rate of 88.49%.  "We are proud of the work of our students, teachers, and parents in achieving a gain in the CTAE graduation rate," shared Dan Chappuis, CCHS Principal.  “This demonstrates the profound impact involvement in school activities and career, technical, and agricultural education has on students.”

Colquitt County High School offers 13 career clusters with 22 pathways.  The career clusters are Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources; Architectural and Construction; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Human Services, Information Technology; Law Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution and Logistics; Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeships.  In addition to the pathways offered by Colquitt County High School, students can participate in dual enrollment with Southern Regional Technical College in several career programs, including welding, construction, barbering, and cosmetology. Students may talk with their school counselor about CTAE course options.

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