Director: Cassandra Norman-McGhee
7701 Scott Hamilton Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209
The Career and Alternative Education Department is designed to help students prepare for a career through training in a wide variety of career focus areas. Students enrolled in career and technical education programs will be prepared for post-high school opportunities by ensuring they are equipped with a solid foundation of academic skills and the ability to apply those skills in advanced education training and employment; workplace skills, including work ethic, employability skills and higher order thinking skills; and technical competencies, including computer proficiency. Career and technical student organizations are an integral part of the career and technical education programs that are offered in each school.
Many of the courses offered at Metropolitan Career Center are eligible for post secondary credit at several institutions around the state. Also, the business education courses at all high schools are eligible for articulated credit at Pulaski Technical College.
This department also supervises the district's alternative education programs.
The Career and Alternative Education Department has 6 components: Metropolitan Career Center, Accelerated Learning Center, Adult Education Center, Hamilton Learning Center, Felder Academy and all the secondary Career and Technical Teachers in the Little Rock School District. This Department equips traditional and non-traditional students with career preparation and college preparation skills. We equip tomorrow's workforce. We support the Mission and Vision of the Little Rock School District.