• Illinois cutting-edge, rigorous, and relevant K-12 Career and Technical Education programs prepare youth for success in future careers. Students in Illinois Secondary CTE Programs gain knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for success in post-secondary education and economically viable career opportunities.  

    CTE Enrollment Policy

    Career and Technical Education (CTE) –  All Proviso students are invited to participate in our college and career pathways in Proviso Township High Schools.  


    The application process begins in November of each year prior to scheduling [Apply HERE]. To be eligible to participate, students must meet the following criteria: 

    1. Rising Junior headed towards 12.0 credits by the end of your sophomore year
    2. Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher
    3. No major disciplinary issues during the current school year  


    Please note: The administration reserves the right to review each application on a case-by-case basis.

    Current Pathways at Proviso:

    • Automotive Mechanic/Technician
    • Barbering (Erskine Reeve's Barber Academy)
    • Business Management and Administration
    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
    • Cosmetology  (Ms. Robert's Beauty Academy)
    • Criminal Justice
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Engineering Technology
    • Information Technology Specialist
    • Manufacturing
    • Nutrition and Culinary Arts
    • Science Technology Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.)


    Additional Information:

    1. Bus transportation is provided for all students attending Triton College, Cosmetology School, and Barbering School.  (Students are permitted to drive themselves by completing a district waiver form). Students are not permitted to drive other students. 
    2. PTHS students may attend daytime and/or night classes at Triton College, Cosmetology School, and Barbering School depending on course offerings.


    CTE courses offered at Proviso Township High Schools D209 are as follows:

    Accounting 1 and 2

    Aerospace Engineering (PLTW)

    AP Computer Science Principles

    Advanced Concepts in Computer Science

    Advanced Marketing

    Automotive Mechanics - Comprehensive

    Automotive Service

    Barbering 1 and 2

    Business Communications

    Business Law

    Child Development

    Computer Concepts and Software Applications

    Computer Integrated Manufacturing (PLTW)

    Cosmetology 1 and 2

    Culinary Occupations 1 and 2

    Digital Literacy & Software Applications

    Early Childhood Education 1 and 2 (DC)

    Emerging Technologies

    Engineering Design and Development (PLTW)


    Foundations of Technology

    Human Development and Wellness (DC)

    Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)

    Mastery of Metals – CNC Design

    Mastery of Metals - Manual Mill & Lathe

    Nutrition & Culinary Arts

    Principles of Engineering (PLTW)

    Teaching Methodology

    Technical Math (CTE) TM003

    Web Design & Media Development 1 and 2

    Work-Based Learning (WBL) – Business

    Work-Based Learning (WBL) – FCS (Family and Consumer Science)



    District 209 offers the Career and Technical Education Program, in which admission cannot be denied on the basis of a student's race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or social or economic status.