Wrapping Up a Successful Semester: CALS Team Highlights and Future Plans

As we approach the end of the semester, it’s a time for reflection and celebration at CALS. The CALS team has been hard at work, and we’re excited to share some of the highlights and upcoming plans that make this semester particularly special.

Team Appreciation:

To express our gratitude for the dedication and hard work of the CALS team, a collaborative effort was initiated with Chef McKinzie and Chef Andrea. Together with the CTE culinary students, they baked delightful appreciation treats for every CALS member. This thoughtful gesture not only celebrates the team’s efforts but also underscores the spirit of collaboration that defines CALS.

BTPA Success and Future Prospects:

The Business Technology Pathway Academy (BTPA) has had a bustling semester, marked by a successful cohort at Rountree and ongoing recruitment for the next cohort at 399 Encinal on January 22, 2024. Sean Patrick, a key member of our team, played a pivotal role in the success of the Trades Day event at the Santa Cruz Civic Center in collaboration with Your Future is our Business. Such engagements contribute to the real-world preparation our students receive.

Program-Specific Updates:

Our Dental Program is gearing up for its advisory meeting on December 13, while the Medical Program is diligently preparing students for practicals next semester. These milestones underscore the hands-on and practical approach that defines CALS programs, ensuring our students are well-prepared for their future careers.

Looking Ahead to 2024-2025:

As we bid farewell to 2023, our high school CTE magnet programs are already gearing up for the recruitment process for the 2024-2025 academic year. The focus is on maintaining current sections and exploring the possibility of adding a new ETECH program, showcasing CALS’ commitment to staying at the forefront of career and technical education.

The end of the semester at CALS is not just a conclusion but a celebration of achievements, collaboration, and a glimpse into the promising future. As we express our appreciation for the hard work of the CALS team, we also look forward to the exciting prospects that the coming year holds. CALS remains dedicated to providing high-quality career and technical education, shaping the path for students to thrive in their chosen fields.