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    Career pathways are state-approved career enhancement programs defined as a coherent, articulated sequence of rigorous academic and career related courses usually commencing in the ninth grade and leading to an associate degree, and/or an industry-recognized certificate or licensure, and/or a baccalaureate degree and beyond.

    Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) provides all Georgia students with the opportunity to select at least three sequenced electives in a career pathway, along with recommended academic course work, to prepare them to continue their education at any level or enter the world of work.

    Selection of a pathway will be based on self-awareness and the investigation of occupations plus related educational levels aligned with the pathway. Most high-demand, high-skilled, high-wage occupations in all concentrations still require education beyond high school. Implementation of career pathways is a collaborative effort between the local system, the Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia.

     

     

    CTAE Department

     

     

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    Halie Bissell ✉
    Department Chair
    Marketing Principles
    Marketing & Entrepreneurship
    Marketing Management

     

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    Kyle Chapman ✉
    Basic Ag Science
    Forest Science
    Wildlife Management

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    Joseph Fouts ✉
    Audio, Video Tech & Film I
    Audio, Video Tech & Film II
    Audio, Video Tech & Film III

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    April Goodson ✉
    Cosmetology I
    Cosmetology II
    Cosmetology III
    Intro Personal Care Services

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    Msgt. Tanya Hagarman ✉
    A/O Science Leadership 100
    A/O Science Leadership 200
    A/O Sci Space Exploration

     

     

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    Brent Harris ✉
    Intro to Digital Technology
    Computer Science Principles
    Work-Based Learning (WBL)

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    Zack Kilday ✉
    Essentials of Healthcare
    Human Anatomy / Physiology
    Allied Health & Medicine

     

     

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    Sean Lewis ✉
    Marketing Principles
    Intro Sports Entertainment Mktg
    Adv Sports Entertainment Mktg

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    Sandy Osoinach ✉
    Intro to Culinary Arts
    Culinary Arts I
    Culinary Arts II

     

     

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    MSgt. Stan Parker ✉
    A/O Science Leadership 100
    A/O Science Leadership 200
    Flight Science

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    Jaime Russell ✉
    Intro to Graphics & Design
    Graphic Design & Production
    Advanced Graphic Design

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    Masude Sayedzada ✉
    Automotive Technologies I
    Automotive Technologies II
    Automotive Technologies III

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    Monique Tolbert ✉
    Intro to Healthcare Sciences
    Allied Health & Medicine

     

     

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    Arthur Wilson ✉
    Intro to Drafting & Design
    Arch Drawing & Design I
    Arch Drawing & Design II

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE):

    EPHS has a robust CTAE program including 12 career pathways: Allied Health & Medicine, Architectural Drawing & Design, Audio Video Technology & Film (AVTF), Automobile Maintenance & Light Repair, Culinary Arts, Forestry/Wildlife Systems, Graphic Design, AFJROTC, Marketing Management, Personal Care Services/Cosmetology, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, and Web & Digital Design. Four pathways are industry certified and all have industry credentialed instructors. They provide cutting edge instruction to more than 300 pathway completers each year and enjoy an approximate 73% overall annual pass rate on the relative end-of-pathway exams.

    The AVTF program opened for 2019-2020 and has flourished. AVTF students are already providing the audio-visual services for many of our school events. While distance learning, they created a “To Our Seniors” video of teacher messages to 2020 graduates. They filmed our 2020 graduation ceremony, and, will produce a weekly news broadcast for EPHS events beginning in the Fall of 2020. These opportunities provide students with hands-on, real-world experiences.

    Sports & Entertainment marketing student teams submitted entries to the Project211 contest sponsored by Fort Safety. The project's mission was to provide filtered Wi-Fi at a reasonable cost to protect kids and families from harmful content and cyber criminals in public places. Teams were to create a marketing and business plan that included web, digital, and graphic designs to start a Wi-Fi filtering business called Project211. EPHS captured 1st and 2nd place in the competition.

    EPHS’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (AFJROTC) provides many opportunities to our students. The Kitty Hawk Air Society (KHAS), the academic honor society of AFJROTC promotes high academic standards and achievement, school and community service, self-confidence and initiative.  KHAS cadets offer before-and after-school tutoring to other cadets. Approximately 25% of cadets took advantage of tutoring.

    The AFJROTC cadet leadership’s key initiative for 2019-2022 school years is to increase female interest in STEM programs and activities. Weekly, female accomplishments in STEM-related fields are shared with all classes and information on successful women in STEM are posted throughout the classrooms. Other STEM opportunities include:

    • Drone/Multicopter club–videos various high school band, drill competitions, homecoming, etc., events.
    • Rocketry club (beginner and advanced) –learn rocketry basics including construction, propellants, launch and recovery.
    • Robotics club--introduces building and coding.

    Over 90% of EPHS cadets participate in these activities. AFJROTC cadets at EPHS can participate in flight programs of partnering universities nationwide. Approximately 1,400 cadets applied and qualified for consideration of an Aviation Scholarship. An EPHS cadet was one of 150 awarded the $20,000 scholarship and received flight training at California Baptist University.

    The CTAE department also provides instruction through six Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) including CTI, DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA, SkillsUSA. These CTSOs provide career and leadership opportunities to approximately 550 members. They have opportunities to compete at the school, region, state, and national levels in career specific and general employability and leadership areas. We are proud to have CTSO participants competing at the State and National level each year.

    Our Marketing Management and Sports Entertainment Marketing pathways operate two school-based enterprises (SBEs): The Raider Trader and The Treasure Ship. Approximately 40 students staff the SBEs, and approximately 11 students work in the SBE as their WBL placement. SBEs provide students with the opportunity to learn via hands-on experiences that reinforce classroom instruction focusing on the courses’ core curriculum standards. The marketing SBE’s are a very effective tool helping prepare students for post-secondary life.

    EPHS’ CTAE department is the only high school in Paulding County to run a Career Crew club at a feeder elementary school. Monthly, students representing one of our CTAE programs visit Abney Elementary School to host a Career Crew club meeting focused on helping elementary students explore the various careers available to them. The meetings are 100% student planned, organized, and led and spotlight the different pathways offered at EPHS. Pathways/programs rotate throughout the year ensuring all pathways/programs are featured. This is a great learning opportunity for the elementary students and a fantastic leadership opportunity for our high school students.