Academy Pipeline

Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with real world context, hands-on experience and 21st century skills that can be explored beginning in middle school through high school and beyond. CTE Transitions provides a bridge that connects learning to careers. Transitions help students acquire the technical skills, knowledge and attitudes needed in preparation for high skill, high wage, and high demand occupations in current and emerging professions. Academy Pathways are a perfect blend of vocational education and rigorous academics.

For more information contact: CTE Transitions Specialist, Prudence Chase 760-346-8041 ext. 6542 or e-mail:

High School Pathways Non-Academy

Amistad High School - Automotive Technology

Indio High School - Agriculture

Shadow Hills High School - Engineering

Palm Desert High School - Business, Finance and Insurance

Desert Hot Springs High School - Graphic Design, Digital Media - NOT ROP

Desert Mirage High School - Design, Visual and Media Arts (will be Academy in 2015-2016)

Desert Mirage High School - Engineering Design

Desert Mirage High School - Health Careers

Coachella Valley High School - Agriculture

Coachella Valley High School - Information Support and Services

Coachella Valley High School - Retail and Marketing

Coachella Valley High School - Engineering

La Quinta High School - Hospitality

West Shores High School - Engineering

West Shores High School - C.N.A.

Mt. San Jacinto - Computer Applications (NOT ROP)

Ramon Academy - Computer Applications (NOT ROP)

Palm Springs High School - Digital Media, Film, Broadcast - NOT ROP

Cathedral City High School - MESA and Robotics - NOT ROP

Palm Springs High School - Welding - NOT ROP

Cosmetology - NOT ROP (open to all students in PSUSD)

Rancho Mirage High School - Technical Theater - NOT ROP

Rancho Mirage High School - ROP Hospitality

Palm Desert High School - STEM Engineering