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Career and Technical Education

Sally Wheeler, Career and Technical Education Coordinator
850-926-7125 ext: 8015

Program Overview

Wakulla High School's Career and Technical Education Programs are organized into specific programs of study. When students complete the courses that comprise a particular program, they are prepared for employment or further education in that field.  

Currently, WHS offers programs in the areas of aerospace technology, automotive maintenance, cosmetology,  digital design, web development, building trades, hospitality, welding, , phlebotomy,  engineering technology, HVAC, and nursing assistant through our Medical Academy.  These programs articulate into college or technical education programs at the post-secondary level, if the student chooses to pursue this field.

Career and Technical Education Faculty

Heather CashCosmetology
Joseph GravesHeating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technology
Eric Kasheta, Diesel Engine Mechanic and Technology
Kristi Lawhon,  Medical Academy
David McCurley, Building Trades and Construction
Breonne MurrayEngineering Academy
Brandy Oliver Phlebotomy
Kristy PhillipsHospitality and Tourism, Culinary Arts
Mollie Robinson, Digital Information Technology, Foundations of Web Design
Jessica Slusher, Foundations of Web Design
Joseph Kean,  Applied Welding Technology
James ThaxtonAerospace Technology
Hunter Tucker, Digital Information Technology, Digital Design II, Yearbook
William Usherwood Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
Sally Wheeler, On-the-job Training

CTE Resources

College Cost Savings Through Industry Certification Chart

STEPS Manual from FLDOE

Section 1003.02 (1)(j), Florida Statutes, requires that district school boards: 
Notify the parent of a student who earns an industry certification that articulates for postsecondary credit of the estimated cost savings to the parent before the student’s high school graduation versus the cost of acquiring such certification after high school graduation, which would include the tuition and fees associated with available postsecondary credits. Also, the student and the parent must be informed of any additional industry certifications available to the student.

Economic Security Report Summary and Full Report

GET THERE: Florida's Workforce Education Initiative

CTE Non-Discrimination Statement:
Wakulla County School District offers the following career and technical programs, including career academies wherein students may earn industry certification on the Wakulla High School Campus: *Aerospace, *Phlebotomy, Engineering Academy, Medical Academy, Cosmetology, Digital Design, *Culinary Arts, *Architecture & Construction, *HVAC, *Automotive Service Technology and *Applied Welding Technologies. *Denotes secondary and post-secondary courses offered. All post-secondary courses are offered on the Wakulla High School campus and students earn high school credit. Post-secondary courses are offered on the Wakulla High School campus or Lively Technical Center and students earn college credit. 
Admission/Selection Criteria:

Student is required to be 16 years old OR have completed 9th grade.
2.0 GPA Unweighted GPA.
Attendance & Discipline records will be reviewed.

Engineering Academy and Medical Academy require different admissions criteria. See web pages for additional information and applications.

The district prohibits discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment, and in access to educational programs and activities, and prohibits harassment of any individual or group on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or genetic information (and other protected classes included in the district’s nondiscrimination policies).

Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation. The district may assess each student’s ability to benefit from specific programs through placement tests and counseling, and, if necessary, will provide services or referrals to better prepare students for successful participation.
The designated Equity Coordinator, Title IX and Section 504 Compliance Coordinator as required by 34 C.F.R. 100.6(d) is Lori Sandgren, Executive Director of Human Resources, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327; (850)926-0065;