CTE (Law & Engineering)
Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives high school students the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers. In CTE programs students will learn how core school subjects like math, science and writing are used in real-life. CTE students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training in their chosen program and gain real-world experience through job shadows and internships. Currently, Jones offers two CTE program in the areas of law and engineering.
The program is designed to introduce students to and prepare them for careers in law and public safety such as police officers, lawyers, court reporters, firefighters, and detective. Pre-Law is a four-year honors program that equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for success in life and education after high school graduation.
Jones offers an award-winning pre-law program. Students will develop critical thinking skills, learn debate techniques, self-advocacy, and awareness of contemporary issues. Jones has a dedicated modern courtroom where students partake in mock trials. Students participate in exciting internship opportunities with prestigious law firms such as Baker McKenzie and Winston & Strawn, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the Cook County State’s Attorney. There is a strong focus on experiential learning that allows students to visit courthouses and law firms, and listen to guest speakers. During the third year of the program, students have the option to take a dual credit course through Loyola University and receive college credit.
Pre-Engineering CTE Program
As a student in the Pre-Engineering program, you will be exposed to all areas of the engineering industry, including design and drafting, structural concepts, product design and production technology. Not only will you have the opportunity to design and create models with your hands, but you will also be taught how to use computer design software to analyze and evaluate your plans. After you master the lessons and techniques taught in class, you will get the chance to develop an original product or machine design and see your ideas come to life!
Jones offers four sequential engineering courses:
- Honors Introduction to Engineering Design
- Honors Principles of Engineering
- Honors Digital Electronics
- Engineering Design and Development (EDD)
The Jones engineering program partners with Thornton Tomasetti, a leading innovator in engineering and design with a strong commitment to the Chicago community.