School of Choice Option for High School Students
Aldine ISD’s Career and Technical Education High School opened in the fall of 2018. The building was
named after former Deputy Superintendent Dr. Archie L. Blanson and complements the District’s growing
range of options for students. The District’s main goal is to ensure all students graduate from high school
career and college ready.
The state-of-the-art facility provides students with access to real-world experiences and career training.
They have the opportunity to graduate with industry certifications, workforce certifications and/or hours
toward their post-secondary education. Dual credit courses help students finish college early and save on
Students’ core courses are aligned with their career and technical education courses based on their
program of study. Students gain knowledge and skills in all courses to support their long term career
Skilled Workers in Demand
The career-focused curriculum and programs will prepare students for the workforce. Students will
develop specific academic, intellectual and technical knowledge and experiences. They will gain the 21st
century skills necessary to be competitive in the global workforce. Many of these high-paying jobs do not
require a two- or four-year college degree. Blanson CTE HS students will be able to earn industry-
recognized certifications. This will allow them to enter the workforce upon graduation.
A Career-Focused High School
The 227,000 square-foot building houses specialized career programs of study. Career and technical
education instructors bring to Blanson CTE HS a wide array of industry experience, training and education
to assist students with being ready for the global workforce demand. The collaborative learning
environment of the campus enables all educators to be involved in students’ preparation for the
workforce and/or college.