• DVUSD Career and Technical Education

    DVUSD has provided our students with a wealth of opportunities you can obtain more detailed information about our Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs and opportunities for your students from our district CTE web page.  Check out the DVUSD Career Tree Flip Book


    CTE Internships
    Learning is not limited to the classroom. Internship opportunities are a supervised work-based learning experience in a paid or unpaid position within the CTE program of study. The CTE internship provides on the job experience and valuable industry networking. Students must complete the Online Application for DVUSD Career and Technical Education Programs. *The participating student will be responsible for their own transportation and the parent/guardian agrees to assume liability for travel to and from the facility.    


    Dual Enrollment
    CTE students can receive college credit for courses taken in their high school setting. These courses are offered at the high school and taught by high school teachers with community college certification and will earn students both high school credit and college credit.  There will be a community college tuition fee for these courses. Not all CTE courses are dual-enrolled. Students must check with their instructors to see if this opportunity is available.


    What are the benefits of CTE?

    • We are preparing our students today for jobs that don’t even exist yet! The global economy places a premium on skills acquisition and innovation. Students can cultivate and grow their knowledge and skills through further education. 

    • CTE programs prepare students to be successful by providing adaptable skills and knowledge, thereby ensuring flexibility to transition careers as interests change, opportunities emerge and the economy transforms.

    • CTE programs provide students the rigor and relevance needed to succeed in today’s global economy. Students are presented with opportunities to develop specialized skills while in high school and apply their academic knowledge in real-world settings. Regardless of Post-secondary plans, CTE provides all students with cutting edge training and opportunities in their chosen program of study. 

    The CTE programs of study currently offered on the Mountain Ridge campus include:  

    CTE Program

    MRHS Teacher Email

    Phone

    MRHS Staff Webpage

    CTE Student Organization Links

    Animation

    Greg Perry

    (623) 376-3110

    Website

    Arizona SkillsUSA

    National SkillsUSA

    Biomedical Sciences

    Kim Rodgers

    (623) 376-3044

    Website

    MRHS HOSA

    Arizona HOSA

    National HOSA

    CTE Internship

    Debbie Moore

    (623) 376-3103

    Website

     

    Digital Communications

    Adam Korman

    (623) 376-3118

    Website

    Arizona SkillsUSA

    National SkillsUSA

    Education Professions

    Signature Program Application

    Heidi Moya

    (623) 376-3142  

    Website

    AZ EdRising

    National EdRising

    Film and TV Broadcasting

    Shawna Bernard

    (623) 376-3101

    Website

    MRHS FBLA

    Arizona FBLA

    National FBLA

    Engineering

    Signature Program Application

    Travis Randolph

    (623) 376-3106

    Website

    Arizona SkillsUSA

    National SkillsUSA

    Graphic Communications

    Adam Korman

    Greg Perry

    (623) 376-3118

    (623) 376-3110

    Website

    Website

    Arizona SkillsUSA

    National SkillsUSA

    Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship 

    Debbie Moore

    (623) 376-3103

    Website

    MRHS DECA

    Arizona DECA

    National DECA

    Software Development

     

    David Martin

    (623) 376-3109

    Website

    MRHS FBLA

    Arizona FBLA

    National FBLA

    Career and Technical Student Organizations
    Mountain Ridge also offers students a variety of career and technical student organizations, which are organizations (CTSO) that reinforce CTE instruction through co-curricular activities that prepare young people to, become productive citizens and leaders.

    • DECA:
      This organization is a national association of marketing education students, provides teachers and members with educational and leadership development activities to merge with the education classroom instructional program.

    • Educators Rising:
      This organization is sponsored by PDK International, is a student organization that provides students interested in education-related careers with activities and materials that help them explore the teaching profession in a variety of ways. FEA helps students develop the skills and strong leadership traits that are found in high-quality educators and significantly contribute to the development of the next generation of great educators.

    • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA):
      This student organization is a dynamic organization of young people preparing for success as leaders in our businesses, government, and communities. This site was created to help current and prospective FBLA-PBL members find information about the association, its programs and services, and its members.

    • HOSA:
      This student organization is an international student organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions.

    • SkillsUSA:
      This organization is a national organization serving high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.