FCS College & Career Development/CTAE (Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education) seeks to provide an on-going partnership between education and business/industry to prepare the students of Forsyth County with the skills necessary to meet world-class standards, successfully continue life-long learning, and enter the marketplace as productive citizens. Our students participate in career pathways that provide seamless instruction in career and technical education that connects academic and technical skills to future educational and career opportunities. Options within the program offer curriculum and instruction linked to industry standards in labs featuring the latest technology and equipment replicating simulated work environments. Successful completion of a career pathway also allows students to industry credentialing required in today's job market. CTAE allows the student to:
- blend rigorous academic/technical preparation
- discover their interests and passions, empowering them to choose the educational pathway that will lead to success in high school, college, and career
- utilize career development services
- experience all aspects of a business or industry
- plan for transitions into post-secondary opportunities – college, beginning a career, registered apprenticeships, or the military
After graduating high school, students continue post-secondary education at specialty schools, technical colleges, community colleges, and major universities across the country. In addition, several of the career pathways are articulated for college credit. While pursuing additional education, students may use Hope and State Aid Programs (which includes both the Zell Miller Scholarships and Zell Miller Grants), Federal Aid, and other scholarship opportunities posted on high school counseling websites.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY: The Forsyth County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or gender in employment decisions or educational programs and activities, including its athletic programs. Any student, employee, applicant for employment, parent or other individual who believes he or she has been subjected to harassment or discrimination by other students or employees of the school district based upon any of the factors listed above should promptly report the same to the principal of the school or the appropriate coordinator as listed below, who will implement the board's discriminatory complaints or harassment procedures. Students may also report harassment or discrimination to their school counselor. Equity coordinators for the school system are:Title VIMr. Nathan Turner (Students)Dr. Cindy Salloum (Personnel)Title IXMr. Nathan Turner (Students)Dr. Cindy Salloum (Personnel)ADA and 504Ms. Sarah Taylor (Students)Dr. Cindy Salloum (Personnel)Sports EquityMr. Nathan Turner (Students)CTAEDr. Valery Lowe (Students)Equity coordinators may be contacted at the Forsyth County Board of Education and Professional Development Center, 1120 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, Georgia 30040, (770) 887-2461. Students and employees will not be subjected to retaliation for reporting such harassment or discrimination. A copy of the discriminatory complaints procedure under Forsyth County School District Policy GAAA/JAA (Equal Opportunity/Discriminatory Complaints) or under Policy IDFA (Gender Equity in Sports) is located in the school district policy manual that is available on the school system website.