About Our Campus

In 2015, the residents of the Aldine ISD passed a school bond referendum, which included building a Career and Technical Education High School. This new campus will allow Aldine to provide students an opportunity to gain valuable workforce skills. The Dr. Archie L. Blanson Career and Technical Education High School will open in the fall of 2018.

The AISD CTE program continues to grow as high school campuses focus on implementing House Bill 5. The bill known as HB5 encourages students to graduate with a program area endorsement. It also encourages students to obtain an industry standard recognized national certification. Currently, the CTE Department serves approximately 27 percent of the District’s student population. The figure includes eighth-grade students to high school seniors. The CTE High School will enable AISD students to meet the growing demands of the workforce.

The CTE High School will be a state-of-the-art educational training facility. Students will be able to continue their education and training at a two- or four-year college after high school. The facility will emulate the business/industry and the college environments. Students will use business- and industry-standard technology, software, hardware and equipment.

The goals for each student attending the CTE High School is to:

  • Complete a Foundation Program of Study With Endorsement,
  • Complete an industry-based certificate and/or,
  • Complete college-level/workforce certificate and/or,
  • Complete college hours toward an associate’s degree.

The CTE High School will provide new program opportunities for students in the multiple areas, including Animation, Audio/Video Production, Computer Programming & Game Design, Construction Technology, Dental Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Physical Therapy Assistant (see a complete list of programs).

Additionally, the District is centralizing several programs to better serve the entire student population. The changes will increase CTE programs’ flexibility. And this will increase adaptability to meet the changing technology needs of those programs.

The CTE High School will serve 1,500 ninth through 12th-grade students as a new school of choice in the district. This school will be a school of choice. The District will accept students through an application process.

I encourage students and parents to consider this unique opportunity. Visit the CTE High School website to see if this campus aligns will your career goals.

Your future is our mission.

Ben Ibarra