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Mission Statement

To provide quality career programs which contribute to student's educational achievement and the economic development of California through career guidance, employment training, job development and other educational support services for high school students.


General Information

CTE classes offer students a chance to explore and experience a career field before making a commitment to a college major. Students will have the opportunity to learn job skills at an actual job site or in a simulated work environment. Career areas such as Sports Medicine, Microsoft Office Certification, Auto Technology, Business & Entrepreneurship, Culinary Arts, Architectural Drawing, Wood Shop, Fashion Design & Merchandising, Careers in Education, Film & Video Production, , Web Design, Animation Fundamental, Technical Theater, Child Care Occupations, Food services,  Retail Sales and Office Occupations are among the selections described in the following sections from which students may choose.

All CTE classes award high school credits that count toward practical or fine art graduation requirements. CTE classes are offered during the regular school day or after school. Classes are taught by both contracted teachers and by vocational credentialed specialists who are experienced or employed in their respective fields. They offer realistic and practical learning experiences in a variety of settings. FOR INFORMATION ON DAYS AND TIMES OF EACH CLASS, SEE THE  CTE COORDINATOR IN C-1 OR YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR IN THE COUNSELING OFFICES AT AGOURA HIGH SCHOOL.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Las Virgenes Unified School District and/or all representatives thereof shall not illegally discriminate against any student, employee, adult applicant, or any person the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin or other areas not limited to: educational programs; extracurricular activities; counseling including career counseling; scholarships; and employment programs which the District operates.

CTE Classes

Classes are open to all students except Careers in Education and Sports Medicine are only available for 11th and 12th graders.

CTE  will be offering the following DAY classes

Animation Fundamentals*
Architectural Drawing*
Auto Technology
Business & Entrepreneurship**
Careers In Education
Culinary Arts
Fashion Design & Merchandising
Film & Video Production*
Microsoft Office Certification
Sports Medicine**
Technical Theater
Theatre III (Prof. Actor)
Web Design**
Wood Shop

CVE Work Experience Program - 10 credits
Food Services
Child Care Occupations
Office Occupations
Retail Sales


Student must be employed and work at least (ten) 10 hours per week in a foods, child care, office or retail job AND attend a related class every week. The job site must be located in the local geographic area and must be approved by the teacher.  Home offices DO NOT QUALIFY for this program unless the actual office is supervised and separate from the living quarters of the home. . See the "CTE Work Experience Program - How Does it Work?" page for more information.

Student MUST have a job by August registration to be assigned to a related class. These classes are very popular and fill quickly. Students without jobs will be placed on a waiting list and should see their counselors to discuss other options.

Shelley Diament (818) 889-1262 ext. 257

Work Experience Program

How Does it Work?

You MUST have a JOB at August registration.  Location must be approved by the instructor and must be within the geographic location of the school.  Babysitting does not meet the requirements of this program.
Note: It does not make a difference if you are here on permit. You must comply with the same rules as students who live within the district.

You will be assigned  to a class depending upon the kind of job you have. Our classes are Retail Sales, Child Care, Office or Food Services. You will attend this class once a week. Attendance in this class is MANDATORY in fact, much of your grade depends on excellent attendance.

You must work a minimum of 10 hours per week at your job. Your employer will sign an agreement that you will not be scheduled to work during your class time. Your teacher will come to your job site on a regular basis to evaluate your performance on the job and get time sheets signed.