On February 22, 2016 Carl Wunsche Sr. High School was selected for the 2016 Excellence in Action Award in the Law Career Cluster. The Criminal Justice Program is under the direction of Mr. Curtis Doss and the Pre-Law program is under the direction of Ms. Mary Scherzer.
Sheriff Ron Hickman paid a visit to the Law Enforcement Explorers meeting on Wednesday, February 23, 2016 to review the program, encourage these dedicated students, and offer his congratulations.
The Center to Advance CTE (formerly the National Career Technical Education Foundation) has a shared mission and vision with Advance CTE to promote a positive environment in which high-quality CTE policies, programs and practices can be developed, nurtured and sustained by:
• Amplifying the successes of and lessons learned by state CTE leaders
• Cultivating critical partners and perspectives
• Promoting and facilitating innovation, and
• Expanding capacity across the CTE community
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work’s annual Excellence in Action award recognizes and honors superior Career Technical Education programs of study across the nation. Selected programs of study will exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Cluster, show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities, and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success.
This award allows Advance CTE to lift up and highlight what high-quality and high-impact programs of study look like to policy makers, employers and education leaders to support a more positive image of CTE. Each recognized program will be honored in an award ceremony, in an ongoing blog series, in a monthly newsletter to Congress, to present at conferences and honored in a ceremony including the 2015 Celebrating Innovations in Career Technical Education at the White House. The 2016 Spring meeting for Advance CTE will be held in May in Washington, D.C.