Hallsville CTE

  • Career and Technical Education courses are designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today's high-demand occupational environment. CTE courses help students explore their future career goals and encourage students to develop a personal career plan while providing information on post-secondary opportunities.

Career Clusters

  • A Career Cluster is a group of organizations and broad industries that share certain features. Recently, Texas has restructured the 16 Career Clusters developed by the U.S. Department of Education into 14 Career Clusters. Hallsville High School has learning opportunities available in 10 of the 14 clusters.

    Students may choose a Career Program of Study from any of the following Achieve Texas Career Clusters at Hallsville High School:

    • Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources
    • Arts,Audio Visual Technology, and Communications
    • Business, Marketing, and Finance
    • Education and Training
    • Energy
    • Health Science
    • Hospitality and Tourism
    • Law and Public Service
    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
    • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Programs of Study

  • The Division of College, Career, and Military Preparation has engaged members of the workforce, secondary education, and higher education to advise on the development of programs of study, including coherent sequences of courses, industry-based certifications, and work-based learning to ensure students are prepared for in-demand, high-skill, high-wage careers in Texas.

    Numerous Programs of Study are available through the college major or career interest preparation. Choosing a Program of Study will help students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to follow a seamless transition from HHS into college or other postsecondary plans for life after graduating from high school. When students know where their education is headed and why, their classes will become more meaningful.

CTE Dual Credit

  • Dual credit is enrollment in college classes through an approved college for credit in both high school and college. These CTE courses can be taken either on the HHS campus or at the approved college campus. Currently, dual credit courses are offered through Kilgore College and LeTourneau University.

Career Practicum

  • With the need for highly skilled labor, Hallsville High School will offer students advanced training in Career and Technical Education through Career Practicum Programs. A Practicum course is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences occur in a paid or unpaid arrangement at a variety of locations, such as employment, independent study, internships, assistantship, mentorship, or voluntary work designed to prepare students with "real world" experiences. Through this program, students will develop skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and in society and to make a successful transition to the workplace or postsecondary education. This program is open to students in Grade 12 who are participating in a Program of Study within the CTE department of HHS.

Industry Certifications

  • Numerous industry certification programs are available at Hallsville High School. Exam and certification fees are paid either in full or partially by the CTE department for qualified students, depending on availability of funds.

Mission Statement

  • It is the mission of the Hallsville Independent School District's Department of Career and Technical Education to use real world learning experiences, career awareness activities, technology, and industrial standards to provide the skills necessary for students to gain entry-level employment in a high-skill, high-wage job and/or continue their education at a postsecondary institution.

    It is the policy of Hallsville ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its vocational programs, services, or activities, and to provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.


  • Kathy Gaw

    Kathy Gaw
    Phone: 903-668-5990 Ext.  4214