Combs High School is dedicated to giving students opportunities to learn and grow both academically as well as technically. We offer many classes through Career and Technical Education Programs to help students learn the skills necessary to pursue careers in areas such as Agriculture, Early Childhood Education, Fashion Design and Merchandising, and several Business Programs. Teachers of CTE courses have specialized Arizona certification in Career and Technical Education. Additional courses that Combs High School could offer are Technology, Nursing, Surgical Assistant, Physical Therapy, and other Health Occupations.
CTE courses that are not offered at Combs High can be taken at EVIT, East Valley Institute of Technology. EVIT is a joint technological education district serving over 35 high schools in the East Valley. Students attend EVIT half day and earn elective credits while attending their home high school the other half day for academic credits. Courses at EVIT that are currently not offered at Combs High School are Interior Design, 3d Animation, Radio Broadcasting, Aviation, Culinary Arts, Commercial Banking, Construction, Diesel/Heavy Equipment Tech, PMT (Machinist), Welding, Automotive, Collision Repair, Fire Fighting, Law Enforcement, Cosmetology, Aesthetics, Massage Therapy, and Health Careers.
As Combs High School grows in population, the CTE Department will offer more and more courses for students on our campus. Our Agriculture, Early Childhood, and Fashion Programs are currently in need of community members to serve on our Advisory Boards. If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in helping guide the future of our students through Career and Technical Education, please contact the CTE Coordinator, Annette Schmidt, by e-mail or call (480) 882-3540. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please contact Ms. Schmidt.