Work Ready:Grades 7-12
El Dorado Trade School provides an ideal choice for students seeking to pursue a vocational career path while fulfilling their middle and high school education requirements. The program and its courses are fully accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and students earn an El Dorado County Office of Education certified High School diploma upon successful completion of the program.
We serve students in grades 7-12 with the goal to help our students develop the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace and in higher education. We understand that a successful business person is one who presents himself well, is articulate, and has skills which will benefit his company. We consider school to be the “workplace” of our students. Our rules, dress code, and expectations, are designed to guide students to respect themselves, those whom they are with, and those with whom they will interact with in the real world.
Our classes are designed to engage students rather than rely on rote memory or seat-work. Our curriculum, experiences, projects, and guests challenge our students to reason through ideas and form valuable, intelligent opinions and answers. Our curriculum focuses on helping students develop good communication skills, problem solving ability, and an understanding of the world.
Our electives include: Woodshop, Leadership, Ceramics, Living on your own, Foods and Nutrition, Using Technology, Construction, Personal Fitness, Career Exploration and others. Many students take advantage of our County's Regional Occupation Program (ROP) during their Junior or Senior year where they can take specific vocational classes. ROP courses are offered at a variety of locations throughout the County and include: Auto CAD, Culinary Arts, Welding, Cosmetology, Fire Technology, Marketing, Health Careers, Animal Health, Auto Body, and Auto Engine.