Specialized Course Enrollment is the percentage of all enrollments in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses at the high school, in academic courses at community colleges and universities, and career and technical courses at the high school and community colleges.
High school students have the option to enroll in courses that provide instruction geared towards their post-graduate goals. Students who plan to attend college may choose to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or community college or university academic courses, which cover more advanced course material.
Students who plan to enter the workforce following high school graduation may choose to enroll in career and technical courses at their high school and/or community college, which provide training and skills for careers in areas such as auto mechanics or business management.
Consider talking with your child's teacher(s) or your school's counselor(s) as early as possible for help in planning for your child's post-graduate goals.
To see the last few years' performance in Career and Technical Education (CTE) of any high school, please visit the online CTE Local Planning System (LPS) website. To review a school system's LPS, click on the log-on button in the left column. Then use the log-on and password "guest" to access specific school systems. Here you will find six performance indicators, each with a performance screen covering four years of trend information along with information on local strategies to improve performance.
For more technical information about these data and its sources, please see the Data Sources & Information Guide.