College & Career Readiness

Career and Technical Education

Career and technical education programs offer a sequence of courses that provides students with coherent and rigorous content. CTE content is aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current and emerging professions.

All career and technical education opportunities in Somerville ISD will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the United States Department of Education requires that local education agencies (LEAs) provide career and technical education (CTE) programs, services, and activities in accordance with the requirements of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has regulatory responsibilities for CTE programs in Texas public secondary schools and is required to adopt a civil rights compliance program to identify, remedy, and/or prevent discrimination in the CTE programs operated by LEAs.

Public Notification of Nondiscrimination

Somerville ISD offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications. Admission to these programs is based on student interest, grade-level appropriateness, and class availability

It is the policy of Somerville ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Somerville ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.

For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Karla Sparks at ksparks@somervilleisd.org 979-596-2153.

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Texas College & Career Readiness Standards

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of all backgrounds are entering and completing postsecondary education programs. However, despite these substantial gains, Texas trails other states in preparing and sending students to postsecondary education. It is also clear that K-12 students, along

with their parents, are uncertain about what students must know and what intellectual skills they must possess to be successful beyond high school.

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