Juniors and seniors can apply to attend CART (Center for Advanced Research and Technology), which is located off of Clovis Avenue, south of Sierra Vista Mall. Students that are accepted into CART spend half of the day at Buchanan High School and the other half of the day on the CART campus.
CTE (Career Technical Education) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.
The Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) provides a 75,000 square-foot state-of-the-art research and technology facility where students from Clovis Unified and Fresno Unified design and complete projects in collaboration with partners from the local, national, and international business community. Participation in CART is a privilege for students in 11th grade and 12th grade. Transportation is provided between Buchanan High School and CART. Students who are selected to enroll attend half-day classes in one of the 16 laboratories taught by teams of instructors from both education and business. Interested students must apply online and are selected through a lottery process.
IMPORTANT DATES (2017-18)
Friday, December 1: On-line application opens
Monday, December 4: CART presentation at the BHS Library Lecture Hall. There will be a presentation each period that day. World History teachers will take their classes to the presentation. Sophomores that don't have a World History class and juniors are also invited to attend one of the sessions as long as they have permission from their teacher.
Thursday, January 11: BHS students tour CART campus, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Open to the first 100 students that turn in a completed permission slip (permission slips are available in the Counseling Center). Students that attend will miss 1st period and will return to campus at the beginning of 3rd period. Students will have a guided tour of CART while classes are in session and will participate in a "Q-and-A" session with the CART counselor and CART students.
Thursday, January 18: CART Showcase (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Thursday, January 25 and Thursday, February 1: Parent Information Nights at CART (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Friday, February 9: On-line applications are due by 4:00 p.m.
Mid-March: Students that applied for CART will be notified about being accepted into a CART lab or if they will be placed on a waiting list.
Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context.
ROP stands for Regional Occupational Program, a state-funded educational program providing career preparation and guidance to meet identified educational and industry standards with some on the job training. These classes are ideal for students that are determining their career focus, seeking a career, or enhancing their current skills.
There are 15 Sectors in CTE and within each Sector are different Pathways. A Pathway will have an introductory class, a concentrator course (more detail), and a capstone course (which includes community classroom, internships, high level skill development, & certifications).
Click HERE to see the different CTE Pathways offered at Buchanan High School during the 2017-18 school year.
Juniors and seniors have the option of taking CTE/ROP classes at any of the Clovis Unified high schools. Students attend CTE/ROP classes for two periods. Unfortunately, CUSD does not provide transportation to other school sites for any of the CTE/ROP classes. Here is a list of the CTE/ROP classes and CTE Pathways that are offered at each CUSD site during the 2017-18 school year:
Buchanan High School
Journalism and Publishing
CTE Pathways at BHS:
Clovis North High School
Principles of Athletic Training
Rehabilitation Therapy Careers
CTE Pathways at Clovis North:
Clovis West High School
Auto Systems Technology
Small Business Management
CTE Pathways at Clovis West:
Clovis High School
Architectural Engineering Design
Building Scaled Structures
Careers with Children
Electrical Systems, Sounds and Communication
CTE Pathways at Clovis High School
Clovis East High School
Fire Fighting Technology I and II
Welding Process and Fabrication
CTE Pathways at Clovis East
Click HERE to access the Buchanan High School CTE website
Click HERE for the list of CTE programs available in the Fresno/Clovis area. (updated September 8, 2017)
Our local community colleges offer a variety of CTE opportunities for students. Click on the school logo to see what that school has to offer: