Career and Technical Education Interdisciplinary Courses

Published: 5/20/2014 1:50 PM

 

The high school graduation requirements, which became effective with the graduating class of 2002 allow for interdisciplinary courses to substitute for specific academic courses required for graduation.

This option provides high schools the opportunity to offer courses which have the same academic rigor as traditional courses, but the content is delivered through a more contextual hands-on approach. The staff in the Division of Curriculum Development and the Division of Career and Technical Education have designed several interdisciplinary courses that meet the high school graduation requirements.  Any high school, career and technical center, or state operated area technology center would be eligible to offer these interdisciplinary courses.
 
The Kentucky Board of Education allows a school district to substitute an applied or interdisciplinary course for a required core academic course if the alternative course provides rigorous content and addresses the same applicable components of the required course. This option provides high schools the opportunity to offer courses which have the same academic rigor as traditional courses, but the content is delivered through a more contextual hands-on approach.
Laura Arnold
Office of Career and Technical Education
500 Mero Street, 20th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4286
Fax (502) 564-2241