Golden Valley High School CTE - Overview, Vision and Mission

Congratulations Class of 2023
Click on the image to see our Seniors who completed a CTE Pathway
Welcome to Golden Valley High School CTE Career Pathways!
This is the path to the competitive advantage of earning and learning after high school graduation! Career Technical Education Pathways at Golden Valley High School offer technical job skills, knowing what to study in college based on your interests, the confidence to build your future with authenticity, and a network of likeminded friends.
Our Grizzly Pathway Completers earn more than credits for elective classes (but they do earn credits for every course!). Many of our students use CTE to build job ready skills while preparing for college, which means they have great options to earn cash while they go to college. Some pathways offer dual enrollment college classes while in high school and/or earn industry certifications that lead to good paying entry level jobs as they graduate high school. 
Not certain what pathway is right for you? Explore a pathway this summer and earn 5 practical arts credits while you discover what interests you:
Golden Valley High School Career & Technical Education Overview, Vision and Mission:

At Golden Valley High School our Career & Technical Education staff are committed to providing ongoing, relevant courses with the latest technology to assist our students in planning for their futures. We currently have ten Career Pathways on campus: Culinary Arts, Information Technology (Computer Science), Digital Media Arts, Health Science (Allied Health & Wellness and Medical Assistant), Video Production, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Emergency Medical Response, Business & Marketing, and Education & Leadership. We are in the process of developing additional Career Pathways that we believe will meet the needs of our students as they enter the 21st Century workplace.

Registration for next year is happening now! If you would liked to request a course, stop by the Career & College Readiness Center located in the 500 building or click here.
Golden Valley HS Career Pathways provide an overall emphasis on developing work-place skills and academic rigor. This extra layer of attention enables our students to become better qualified to compete for a career of their choice or enter college with the competitive advantage of having skills to compete for coveted scholarships and university programs.
Golden Valley High School career courses allow students to discover their talents, skills, and abilities, then chart an appropriate path toward career choices that are informed and 

The pathway model offers students an opportunity to concentrate on a specific cluster of classes that allow them to explore their interests, skills, and talents. Completion of a pathway is rewarded with a certificate of study in their chosen field and the right to wear white cords at graduation.

Career path options at Golden Valley for the 2021-2022 school year include: Culinary Arts, Information Technology, Contemporary Multimedia Design (aka Graphic Design), Allied Health & Wellness, Digital Media Arts, Sports Broadcasting, and Video Production. 
Golden Valley High School students are eligible to take Extended Day Pathways. The following classes are hosted on the GVHS campus: Digital Photography, Education & Leadership, Emergency Medical Responder, Forensics & Criminology, Intro to Business, 21st Century Marketing, and Medical Assistant. Interested in Animal Science, Automotive Technology, Cyber Security, Dental Assistant, Engineering, Fire Academy, Hospitality & Tourism, Pharmacy Technician, or Sports Medicine? Extended Day classes are offered throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. All Hart District high school students are eligible to take classes after their school day and earn practical arts credits while they gain valuable job ready skills. 
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Golden Valley CTE Mission Statement:

The mission of the Golden Valley Career and Technical Education program is to cultivate the potential in our students by integrating rigorous classroom instruction with relevant, work-based experiences that inspire, guide and empower them for post-secondary college and careers. Our CTE program will bridge the academic, employability and technical skills that prepare our students for leadership roles in the working world.