High Schools

NSERVE manages grants received through the Illinois State Board of Education for a variety of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses in high schools. These experiential classes give students an opportunity to gain real-world experience in a career pathway that interests then,

Here are some of the programs active in the NSERVE region high schools

Geometry in Construction

Geometry in Construction  provides a practical way of learning geometry through hands-on learning.



Healthcare is a career area with an increasing need for skilled staff. A variety of healthcare courses are offered, including some which award a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) qualification.

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Hospitality & Tourism

Courses in Culinary Arts, Entrepreneurships and Hospitality are offered in many NSERVE area schools. Students can earn a ServSafe Certification which is a key requirement for working in the hospitality/tourism industry.

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Courses in Early Childhood Education can help students earn the ECE Level 1 certification which can transfer as college credit at many post-secondary institutions


A wide range of business courses  include Marketing, Business Technology, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, and Merchandising

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Project Lead the Way (PLTW) pre-engineering courses are offered in all NSERVE region schools.  These courses encompass all areas of STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - preparing students for careers in engineering and manufacturing