Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 have the option of attending the Fayette County Career and Technical Institute in the afternoon, in the second half of the school day. Students who choose to attend will attend their classes in the morning here at UHS, and will leave the high school after lunch to attend the FCCTI in the afternoon. This is good for students who do not wish to take a bunch of extra classes here at UHS and also for students who are figured out on what they wanna do after graduation. If students complete the program that they are in, they will get a certification that they can get a job with right after graduation without having to go to college.
Students should be decided by the end of the 3rd 9 weeks of their freshman year if they wish to attend CTI or not. I think that if students are even a little interested in going, they should try and go. If they don’t like it, they have plenty of time to drop out of it and come back to the high school full time. Its easier for the guidance counselors to take students out of vo-tech than it is to put them in late. So its better to be in CTI and not want to be than to not be enrolled and wish to be. It’s not as easy to enroll into CTI late because a lot of programs fill up and the chances of the one you want being open is low. Unless you are 100% positive that you aren’t interested and don’t want to attend, you should enroll and try it, in case you like it.
However, if you plan on going to college after high school and would rather do that, then you should probably just stay at the high school full time.