CTE Concentrator Definition: Under the previous definition of a CTE Concentrator, a student must earn a C average or higher in at least 6 high school credits in a career sequence. The updated definition is a student must earn a C average in at least two non-duplicative advanced courses (courses beyond an introductory course) within a particular program or program of study. This new definition will begin with the 2023 graduating cohort (freshmen beginning in 2019-20); current high schoolers are grandfathered under the 6 credits definition.
Though current high school students are grandfathered under the current CTE Concentrator definition – earning at least 6 high school credits in a career sequence – schools may opt to use this new definition of two courses for their current students.
USE FOR THE SIX CREDIT DEFINITION à CTE Pathway Courses approved for the 2019-2022 cohorts
USE FOR THE TWO ADVANCED COURSE DEFINITION à CTE Pathway Courses approved for the 2023 cohort
PLEASE NOTE: “Preparing for College and Careers” and “Personal Financial Responsibility” (or “Adult Roles & Responsibilities” in some schools – to maintain local flexibility) are foundational Career and Technical Education courses recommended for every student in every Pathway. Of these foundation courses, only the Preparing for College and Careers (PCC) course counts toward CTE concentrator status in ALL State established CTE pathways. The course frameworks for these courses include a course description, course specifications, and the state standards for the course. All course frameworks are indexed by subject/content area on the Indiana Academic Standards web page. Want an easy way to determine which courses will count toward concentration by pathway - click here.