Woodward High School, which is a part of Cincinnati Schools, set up its career technical programs in 2003 and these programs have been growing since that time. All high schools in the Cincinnati Schoolscomply with a college preparatory curriculum but as part of the restructuring of high schools in the Cincinnati Schools, compact specialized courses were created.
Woodward Career Technical High School is not only a resurrected small school but an alternative school for the razzed Woodward High School. Students started enrolling in school in the new building in 2005. Theses career technical programs concentrate on the students’ needs for knowledge in the career technology fields and practical experience that will give the students an advantage in further education pursuits and the future job market.
The Woodward Career Technical High School is designed to provide students a smaller, more centered learning environment that will better prepare students for their future. The success of these programs over the last couple of years has led to Cincinnati Schools developing seven more small, focused high schools housed within the existing high schools. Since 2003 the Woodward Career Technical High School has added one ninth grade class with the goal of being a full 9-12 grade program. The re-designed building gives a corporate look and feel while housing the needed practical labs. Over the next few years, Cincinnati Schools plans to upgrade and rebuild all the high schools in the Cincinnati Schools system.
Cincinnati Schools has chosen as the three most significant career technical programs as based upon their potential in the future job market: advanced technologies, building technologies and health technologies. Students can select which program is the best for them. The advanced technologies program is targeted on the growth of automated and computer controlled manufacturing and the engineering principles needed to work in this field. The building technologies program prepares students to be leaders in the construction industry with a focus on computer based architectural design. The health technologies program educates students in health services careers focusing on biotechnology and medical science lab work. Keeping this in mind, Cincinnati Schools have team up with partners in the business world such as Procter & Gamble Co.