Welcome to Career and Technical Educa​tion

Northside’s newest culinary arts program at Harlan High School participated in a Go Public Back-to-School Cook-Off.  The culinary team was comprised of Harlan High School student Yaheidy Anaya, Destinee Mosley, alternate Camille Johnston, instructor David La Boy and Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods. Including the Superintendent as a member of the team made for a fun event!

Harlan’s culinary team took second place in the mystery basket styled competition. Students, instructor and Superintendent had one hour to prepare their flat iron steak, herb-roasted potatoes, roasted vegetables and avocado/cucumber sauce.

Congratulations Harlan Culinary Arts team!

Learn more about Northside's upcoming Magnet Schools

Students in Northside’s Career and Technical​ Education (CTE) programs spend much of their time learning through a hands-on approach that prepares students for occupations and further study. CTE programs are available in middle school and high school and are available in many career areas of interest to students.

Students interested in a particular field can look at the coherent sequence of courses to see the courses that will help them prepare for their chosen careers.

Students may also wish to choose an academy or magnet school designed to prepare students for careers. Northside’s career oriented magnet schools include Business Careers High School, Construction Careers Academy, Health Careers High School, and Jay Science and Engineering Academy.

Industry recognized certifications may be earned in some courses. Check with the CTE instructor for more information.

Some courses may even allow the students to earn college credit. Any student who is interested should talk with his or her CTE instructor or counselor.

Career and Technical Education brochure link


The mission of Career and Technical Education is to provide Northside students with opportunities to learn coherent, rigorous content that is aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge essential for careers and college readiness.





Through the Music and Memory program, John Jay High School students, of Northside Independent School District, positively impact the lives of older Texans.
This video demonstrates students learning while supporting the efforts of Music and Memory. John Jay High School, NISD Published on Jul 27, 2016.

It is the policy of Northside Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its career and technology programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Es norma de Distrito Esolar Independiente de Northside no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios, o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo requier en el Titulo VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Titulo IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972; y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.