Career Tech

The Opelika City School system offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, or disability in grades 9-12. Arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation.

Opelika High School offers Career and Technical Education courses in the following programs:

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Education and Training
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Project Lead the Way (Engineering)
  • Health Science
  • Information Technology
  • Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications

Each pathway is designed to first introduce students to a particular career pathway by discussing the types of jobs that are associated with that career as well as the educational or work experience needed to begin work in that career. As students' progress through the coursework in a particular pathway, the courses become more in depth and skill oriented. By a student's senior year, if they have taken the required prerequisite coursework, they will be expected to enroll in a works/project based course where they will apply the knowledge and skills they have studied.

For students that are not able to complete the required prerequisite coursework or who transfer to Opelika after starting high school, there is the possibility of skipping certain courses in a pathway if they have completed similar coursework at another school or at Opelika or the student shows the necessary motivation and desire to succeed in the advanced coursework. In both instances, teacher approval to skip a prerequisite class must be acquired.

Persons seeking detailed information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact:

Mrs. Katie Murray
Career Technical Coordinator
Opelika City Schools
P.O. Box 2469
Opelika, AL 36803-2469
334-745-9700
katherine.murray@opelikaschools.org

Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Mr. Kenneth Burton, Assistant Superintendent for Administration
Compliance Coordinator, Section 504, Title IX
Opelika City Schools
P.O. Box 2469
Opelika, AL 36803-2469
334-745-9700

Mrs. Jean Miller, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Title VI Coordinator
Opelika City Schools
P.O. Box 2469
Opelika, AL 36803-2469
334-745-9700

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