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JTED drafting, design students earn math credit

In 2014, Arizona Department of Education (ADE) approved nine Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for embedded academic credit in science, math, and economics. Students are required to have four years of math, three years of science, and half a year of economics. Even though ADE has approved these embedded credits, it's up to individual school districts to get board approval for the embedded credit.

Mountain Institute JTED (MIJTED) is pleased to announce that, in conjunction with Chino Valley High School (CVHS), the Chino Valley Unified School District Board passed the fourth year of math credit for the MIJTED Drafting and Design Program taught at CVHS. This action not only gives the students credit for completing the drafting and design program, but also gives them a math credit.

Mr. Rick Bradshaw, CTE director; and Mr. Allen Foster, Drafting and Design instructor - both at CVHS - worked diligently along with ADE this past year to crosswalk the math standards and the drafting and design curriculum to meet the ADE requirements for embedded credit.

The following additional CTE programs were approved for an embedded math credit: Accounting and Related Services, Architectural Drafting, Automotive Technologies, Business Management and Administrative Services, Construction Technologies, Mechanical Drafting, Software Development, and Welding Technologies. ADE also approved embedded credits for economics in Agribusiness Systems, Entertainment Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Sales and Marketing. Finally, the embedded credit for science was approved for Agribusiness Systems; Animal Systems; Environmental Service Systems; Food Products and Processing Systems; Natural Renewable Resources Systems; Plant Systems; and Power, Structural, and Technical Systems.

Mountain Institute JTED is urging more school districts to take advantage of this excellent opportunity for students to earn credits in math, science, and economics, while enrolled in their CTE programs.

Mountain Institute, one of 14 Arizona JTEDs (Joint Technical Education Districts), serves high-school eligible students in western Yavapai County, including public, private, charter, home school, and accommodation school students. Education partners include Yavapai College, and the following Unified School Districts: Ash Fork, Bagdad, Chino Valley, Humboldt, Mayer, Prescott, and Seligman.

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