• SHHS Career & Technical Education LogoThe Spring Hill USD 230 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are organized educational activities that offer students a sequence of courses relevant to technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for a smooth transition from high school to postsecondary education (technical colleges, community colleges, and universities), apprenticeship opportunities, the military, and/or to the workplace. Spring Hill High students can utilize Xello as a source to discover careers and take career interest inventories.

    Tomorrow’s jobs will require more knowledge, better skills, and more flexible workers who continually update their knowledge and skills. The goal is to provide students with relevant contexts for learning through pathways to college and career readiness. These Career Clusters link what students learn in school to the knowledge and skills they need for success in college careers. KSDE recently released the following definition of college and career readiness as follows:

    “College and Career Ready means an individual has the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, and employability skills to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification or in the workforce, without the need for remediation.”

    The Spring Hill Schools currently has CTE programs in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Education and Training; Restaurant and Hospitality Services; Finance; Marketing; Architecture & Construction; Programming and Software Development; Web and Digital Communications; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; and Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications.

    Be sure to connect with the SHHS Career & Technical Education Twitter (@SHHS_CTE). For questions and more information, contact Clay Frigon, Career and Technical Education Coordinator, via email at frigonc@usd230.org, or call (913) 592-7355.

    CTE Program Staff

    • Agriculture: Alicia Hampton, Brett Gearhart
    • Finance & Teacher Education: Cadie O'Donnell, Morgan Abel
    • Human Services/Hospitality: Leah Good, Erika Lundstrom
    • Arts, AV, Communications: Anna Manning, Brad Reinking
    • Design and Pre-Construction: David Londene
    • Teacher Education and Training: Georann Whitman
    • Programming & Engineering: Brent Smitheran
    • Engineering: Andrew Shockley, Matthew Lundy, Melissa Reinhart
    • Health Science: William Meier, Emily Veer, Stephanie Higgs