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WHAT'S GOING ON IN CTE. . . 

Congratulations Pacific Trails Middle School for your time and effort in participating in our 2nd Annual Codechella: Coding Competition – this regional event was hosted at San Diego City College on Saturday, June 3rd! The goal of this regional event was to provide students with an engaging and meaningful work-based learning opportunity, to practice their coding skills and learn more about the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) pathway.

Over 65 middle and high school students from the region participated in this coding competition, the students were able to showcase their computer science and high-tech skills in a fun and innovative way! The students worked in teams of two to program the dancing Aldebaran NAO Robots and the maze racing Spheros. This regional event was supported by many fantastic educators, industry professionals, college and community volunteers.

Special recognition goes to: 

2nd Place – Will Morris and Emanuele Rimini - PTMS

3rd Place – Sophia Yu and Conan Lu –PTMS

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Congratulations to our Robotics teams at SDUHSD! 
SDA's Team Paradox (Team 2102)-Regional Champs, Creativity Award, Ranked top 3!
 
CCA's Aluminum Narwhals (Team 3128) - Regional Finalists - Woohoo!
 
TP's Millennium Falcons (Team 3647) -Finished first in rankings on Sunday but lost in first playoff match, received a Wildcard Award
 
LCC's Team - First year participating and finished 19th in rankings
 
Over the weekend, all four of our high schools were part of the First Robotics regional competition. Over 60 teams competed over 3 days to earn a spot in the national competition. SDA and CCA were part of the final match which was decided by 2 points. Woohoo! 
 
Next SDA is heading to the Sacramento regional competition at UC Davis and then to the championship in Houston, Texas.  Let's go Team Paradox! 
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CONGRATULATIONS!
TO SDA'S SCOTT HUNTLEY AND HIS CULINARY ARTS STUDENTS FOR
WINNING FIRST PLACE
IN THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY MASTER CHEF COMPETITION!
 
Thank you for your interest in Career and Technical Education (CTE) in the San Dieguito Union High School District.  CTE is not the "vocational education" of years ago. No longer is CTE solely for those students who have elected to transition immediately from high school to work.  Instead, CTE is for all students regardless of their post secondary plans. CTE is for the future doctor developing initial skills in high school by achieving the competencies included in our Health Essentials and Biotechnology program. CTE is for the future engineer who can begin his or her career in the Project Lead the Way Introduction to Engineering Design. CTE is for the computer programmer who wants to start in our Information Technology classes all the way through to AP Computer Science A & B. CTE is for ALL students regardless of their immediate career plans.  
 
 

CTE benefits students by providing them with a true motivation to learn and through it students begin to see the relevance of core subjects such as math, science and language arts. We like to say that CTE provides students with a reason to learn and the power to earn!

See the links to the left to learn more the SDUHSD CTE program!