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From the CTE Director

Patty Thomas, CTE Director Alcoa City Schools

Welcome to the website for Alcoa City Schools Career and Technical Education.

Alcoa City Schools boasts a 99.4% graduation rate and our CTE concentrators are currently outperforming the state in ACT benchmarks for English Language Arts and Math.  We currently have five CTE programs of study at Alcoa High School with plans to introduce additional programs of study within the next four years.  

One of our goals is to ensure that all CTE concentrators (students who complete two or more consecutive courses within a program of study) graduate with an industry certification, and/or a work-based learning portfolio, and/or postsecondary credits relating to their field of study. 

Alcoa City Schools welcomes business and industry input. We host advisory committee meetings at least once per semester. Business and industry partners who are interested in participating in these meetings should contact Patty Thomas, CTE Director.

Our department is dedicated to providing rigorous and relevant career programs of study that align with local labor market needs.

For further information please contact me.

Thank you,

Patty Thomas
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Alcoa City Schools Career and Technical Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth group.

Private schools in the Alcoa City Schools zone may contact Patty Thomas, CTE Director, at 865-982-4631 or for information concerning CTE offerings and professional development activities by CTE.