McIntosh First in State with Operator Program

The McIntosh School District accomplished a first this year…for the entire state. In January, the district learned it had been awarded a Workforce Education Grant to purchase three Heavy Equipment Simulators, which will be used for South Dakota’s first Heavy Equipment Operator curriculum. The newly developed curriculum and concurrent credit courses will integrate academic content, [...]

Parkston Pride

The past year has brought great academic success and much to be proud of in the Parkston School District. Both Parkston Elementary and Parkston High School had some of the highest School Performance Index scores in the state and the District’s colony schools saw tremendous growth with their scores. “We are very proud of our [...]

Plenty of CTE Courses at Platte-Geddes

With more than 20 Career and Technical Education courses to offer and greater than 100 students enrolled in these courses, the Platte-Geddes has plenty to be proud of with these programs. “We're pretty proud of the number of CTE courses we offer at Platte-Geddes,” Superintendent Joel Bailey said. “The majority of our students are enrolled [...]

Students at Winner High School Doing Work on Dual Credit

For Winner High School Junior and Senior students one thing is certain, dual credit classes are creating college ready kids. “I highly recommend taking dual credits courses to anyone that is able to take them,” Junior Riley Calhoon said. “Being able to take dual credit classes has not only helped me get ready for college, [...]

CTE Bringing Districts and Employers Together

School districts around South Dakota are partnering with employers to implement modern, high quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. “These strong, sustainable partnerships are proving to be successful by informing classroom instruction and providing students with real-world connections,” Assistant Director of Secondary CTE Erin Larson said. Employer partnerships show students the value of career [...]