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 (2016-17)
December 1: CART application opens on-line
December 5: CART presentation at BHS Library Lecture Hall. Click HERE to see the PowerPoint that was presented to our students.
December 7: Registration for CART tour (January 11, see below) begins in the Career Center (Room 853). The first 100 students to turn in completed permission slips will get to go on the tour!!!
January 11: BHS students tour CART campus (8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)
January 19: CART Showcase (5:00 to 8:00 pm)
January 25 & February 2: Parent Information Night (6:00 to 7:00 pm)
February 10: DEADLINE for CART on-line application!
Mid-March: Students notified about being accepted into CART lab or if they will be put on a waiting list
Click HERE for the list of CTE programs available in the Fresno/Clovis area. (updated October 25, 2016)
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:
Click HERE to access the Buchanan High School CTE website