RCHS Career & Technical Education

The Career and Technology Education (CTE) department was designed to provide students with the academic and technical skills they need to compete in the global workforce and/or to continue their education at the post-secondary level after graduation.

Royse City High Schools offers students a variety of courses through a comprehensive study from 9 of the Achieve Texas 16 career clusters.

Career clusters are designed to follow a coherent sequence of courses in a graduation plan, and CTE employees collaborate with teachers and other departments to design, implement, and assess core and career-program offerings.

Basic and advanced academic classes are integrated with technical skills courses to allow students to identify possible career options and to give them the transferable skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

It is the policy of the Career and Technology Education department not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, handicap or disability, ancestry, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, veteran status or political affiliation in its education or employment programs and activities, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

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Career & Technical Education

Want College Credit?

Advanced Technical Credit is the way to go!

Some of our CTE courses could give the students college credit.  If the student is graduating with the Distinguished Diploma, they will need 4 Advanced Measure credits.  Advanced Technical Credit courses can satisfy that requirement!

Advanced Technical Credit

Advanced Technical Credit courses can also count as an advanced measure and college credit at many community colleges around the state of Texas. 

To receive college credits, students must complete a sequence of ATC courses.  Students can begin their ATC courses their Freshmen/Sophomore year’s BUT must take additional ATC courses in the same field as a junior or senior to receive college credit for the courses taken.

For an example, the student takes Business Information Management 1 as a freshmen.  Then they take Business Information Management II and Accounting in their junior and senior year, they would get college credit for all three courses.

If a student only takes Business Information Management I as a freshman and takes no more ATC courses, they would not get college credit for that class.

Here is a list of the ATC courses at RCHS:

  • Accounting I
  • Advanced Audio Video Production
  • * Business Information Management I
  • Business Information Management II
  • Culinary Arts
  • Advanced Culinary Arts
  • * Digital & Interactive Media
  • * Interior Design
  • Practicum in Culinary Arts
  • Practicum in Culinary Arts II
  • Web Technologies I

* ATC courses taken freshmen or sophomore year will only count as college credit if courses in the coherent sequence are taken the junior or senior year.

To receive college credit for the ATC courses you took during high school you need to do the following:

  1. Enroll in a participating college within 15 months of graduation.
  2. Take a copy of your high school transcript to the college when you enroll and tell the college admissions staff that you took high school courses that may count for college credit. You should then complete a petition for credit form.
  3. Ask the college staff to help you identify the college courses that are equivalent to the ATC courses you took in high school. The college can only award you credit for courses that they offer.
  4. Select a college technical certificate or degree plan that includes one or more of those courses.
  5. Some colleges may delay the awarding of your credit until you have completed six hours of college credit – check with the college to see what is required. AP and/or CLEP tests may apply towards the six required hours.
  6. You will not be charged tuition and fees to receive this credit; however, the college may charge you a small administrative fee to post the credit to your transcript.
  7. Finally, check with the college registrar to make sure your credit is posted to your college transcript.

For more information, go to www.atctexas.org

Nondiscrimination Disclaimers

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Career and Technology Education

Public Notification of Nondiscrimination

Royse City High School offers career and technology education programs in Agriculture, Animation & Graphic Arts, Audio/Video Production, Business, Child Development, Communications, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Finance, Internetworking, Marketing, and Web Design.   Admission to these programs is based on interest and aptitude, age appropriateness, and class space availability.

It is the policy of Royse City ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Royse City ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.

For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Director for Career & Technology Education:

Kenny Kaye Hudson
P.O. Box 479,
Royse City, TX 75189
hudsonk@rcisd.org
972-636-2431

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Career and Technology Education

Notificación Pública de No Discriminación

Royse City High School ofrece programas vocacionales en:  Agriculture, Animation & Graphic Arts, Audio/Video Production, Business, Child Development, Communications, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Finance, Internetworking, Marketing and Web Design.  La admisión a estos programas se basa en el interés y la aptitud, la pertenencia de la edad del estudiante y las existencias del tamaño de la clase.

Es la norma de Royse City ISD no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda. 

Royse City ISD tomará las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y vocacionales.

Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Director of Career & Technology en:

Kenny Kaye Hudson
P.O. Box 479,
Royse City, TX 75189
hudsonk@rcisd.org
972-636-2431

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