Admission Guidelines


TISD CTE offers an equal education opportunity. We admit students and make available to them all of the program advantages, privileges and courses of study without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or age in its programs, services or activities.

If there is a student with limited English proficiency, a qualified TISD staff member will assist the student in completing the necessary forms, as applicable, and assist in interpreting during the application process, as needed, upon the request of the student.

Disabled students may voluntarily self-identify for the purpose of requesting reasonable accommodations during the admission process.

Information on limited English Proficiency and/or disability submitted voluntarily by the applicant, for the purpose of receiving assistance and accommodations during the entire admission process, will not affect his/her admission to any CTE program.

Any student enrolled in TISD is eligible to register and/or apply for fall admission or admission during the school year to CTE programs. The student must be eligible to be promoted into the grade that they seek to enter for fall admission.

BZ4Q5358Transfer students from other districts, charter schools, private schools, and/or home school settings may also apply for fall admission or admission during the school year provided they expect to be promoted to the grade they seek to enter by their current school.

All students will be evaluated according to the selection criteria contained in these guidelines; however, qualified TISD students will be given priority.


BZ4Q5289TISD disseminates information about CTE programs and courses offered through a variety of methods, including:

  • Student centered career day events targeted to applicable incoming grade levels.
  • Student tours of community businesses.
  • Open house events for students and parents.
  • Student course catalog, annually updated and distributed as well as posted to the website.
  • One-on-one student meetings with counselors.
  • Parent conferences/meetings.

Admission Process

TISD counselors review Career Cruising and/or student interest inventories in order to place students into courses according to their area(s) of interest.

BZ4Q5320TISD offers CTE programs in:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Information Technology
  • Law Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Admission to these programs is based on four components:

  1. Aptitude as evidenced in successful completion of prerequisite courses
  2. Interest
  3. Age appropriateness
  4. Class space available

During one-on-one student-counselor meetings, students identify and register for courses of interest, such as CTE program courses, as well as other necessary courses to meet graduation requirements.

Some CTE courses require job-shadowing and internship experiences with area businesses. For example, the Health Science program frequently requires students to participate in clinical rotations at various local health care facilities. Additionally, the Veterinary Technician Assistant program and the Manufacturing program both have regular interaction with partnering businesses. Since students in such programs have direct contact with patients and/or businesses, these programs have an application and interview process required for admission.