More to come later, but details were unveiled today for a proposed vocational high school that would be run under a partnership of the Wake County school system and Wake Technical Community College.
The career and technical education high school would open in August 2013 and offer courses in areas such as air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, biopharmaceuticals, collision repair, cosmetology, plumbing, game development and welding. Pending an approved lease, it would be located at the former Coca-Cola Bottling Facility at 2200 South Wilmington Street in Raleigh.
In addition to working with high school students, the facility would offer evening technical courses for adults.
The proposal would be to open for the 2013-14 school year and eventually house up to 700 high school students.
Students would graduate with a high school diploma and college credits that would entitle them to a Wake Tech diploma or a certificate.
The reaction was generally positive today from school board members and county commissioners. But school board member Jim Martin said said he’s concerned about having a standalone high school focused on students who don’t plan to attend college.
Click here to view the handout about the CTE high school.