Career and Technical Education

In Michigan, Career & Technical Education is designed as part of Michigan's career preparation system to provide learners with experiences, knowledge, and skills that will prepare them to choose and obtain employment upon high school completion. Click here to watch a video and learn more. 

Sherry Kenward, Director of Student Services, ext. 2339
Paulette Woodside, Office Manager of Student Services, ext. 2332
Rachel Meerman, CTE Para, ext. 2353
Julie Baron, CTE Para, ext. 4345
Dawn Hoffman, CTE Para, ext. 2348
Sue Calo, CTE Media Para, ext. 2326
Marguerite Reinhold and Lori Woolm, CTE Auto Paras, ext. 2125
Kim Ferney, CTE Hospitality Management Para, ext. 2123

Applied Horticulture

The CTE Applied Horticulture program here at Anchor Bay High School has really helped students achieve skills in the different career areas of the horticulture field. Students are learning the principles of horticultural science; basic techniques of horticulture, including soil management, plant propagation, selection and maintenance of plant materials, and landscape design. We will begin planting annual and perennial flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs in our greenhouse in early April.

Students have also been learning about Turf Management and Care. Our class works on the football, baseball, soccer and practice fields, seeding, fertilizing, and maintaining the grass. In Coastal Flora, our student-run floral shop, we have many new arrangements, gifts, and fresh flowers, all designed by our students.

Students experience business management skills of a retail flower shop by designing floral displays; handling flowers, plants, and floral accessories. Also, students learn the aesthetic principles of design firsthand as they create a series of floral compositions from natural and artificial materials.

CTE courses are very important to many high school students. These classes promote new ideas and give students many skills that can be learned first hand. These skills will be used for the rest of their lives.

Remember to stop by Coastal Flora to pick up your garden plants and flowers this year in early May!

Marketing / Business / DECA

The Anchor Bay High School CTE Marketing/Business Department is preparing students for the working world after high school in many ways. Our Marketing/Business programs teach students the skills need in today's business world, from retail to business management, interviewing and career development.

Students in the Marketing/Business areas are enrolled in classes which teach life skills. Introduction To Business students learn about economics and consumers, careers and operations, in the everyday economic environment of today. Also taught are skills in banking, checking, savings, credit, investments and insurance.

Marketing students are planning their future in the marketing and business fields of study. The course teaches the fundamentals of marketing with the basic terms and concepts. The knowledge and tools necessary to design and implement effective marketing programs is taught in these courses.

The Store Management / Retail Floral Management give the students an opportunity to develop the skills they will need to run a retail store. The Nautical Shoppe, our school store is open during the school day during all lunches.

All students are given the opportunity to join the Anchor Bay DECA Club. DECA provides opportunities for its members to explore career options, gain real-world experience, and take on leadership roles. The Club competes with other Marketing students at District, State, and International levels.

Stop by and check out the Marketing/Business Department and The Nautical Shoppe here at Anchor Bay. Your FUTURE is our business.


Anchor Bay's broadcasting class just keeps growing. This year there are two classes which allowed the students to venture out and add unique segments to the broadcast. Students filmed sporting events, produced and editing commercials and public service announcements. They also produced a daily broadcast that is shown to the school and played on Comcast Channel 6 two times a day.

The class is run as a "hands on" experience with the students filling all the roles found in an actual news broadcast. The students research the stories that they report on and can even do "in the field" assignments. One day they may be anchoring behind the news desk and the next time running the camera or directing. They even get a chance to run the soundboard and toaster. No, they are not making breakfast; the toaster is a VT-3 Editing Computer program that allows for the whole broadcast to be put together with the special effects, blue screen, news clips, and transitions.

So keep your TV's tuned to WABS Channel 6 to see what new things Anchor Bay's broadcasting class is up to!

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