New York State Education Department Approved Programs

What does it mean to be a NYSED approved CTE program?

As of 2015, students in NYSED-approved programs have had the opportunity to make use of a CTE graduation pathway. To use the CTE 4+1 graduation pathway option, students must successfully complete an approved program (including a three-part technical skills assessment).

Approved programs lead to an industry-recognized credential and offer:

  • an opportunity to apply academic concepts to real-world situations,

  • preparation for industry-based assessments or certifications;

  • the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced standing while still in high school; and

  • work-based learning opportunities where students demonstrate mastery of skills essential in the workplace.

Buffalo Public Schools current program offerings:







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(All photos represent BPS students engaged in CTE coursework)

Please refer to the district's Notice of Non-Discrimination when applying for any Career and Technical Education program.  

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