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Special School District of St. Louis County

Career & Technical Education

SSD’s Career and Technical Education Division operates two technical high schools with more than 30 programs in a wide range of technical areas. Technical course offerings range from traditional technical fields, such as precision machining and construction, to such burgeoning fields as network administration and health sciences. Programs at the two schools accept applications from all 10th- through 12th-grade students from St. Louis County.

North Technical High School
opened its doors in 1968. Today it educates and trains about 1,000 students in a wide range of career and technical fields. The school is located in North St. Louis County.

South Technical High School opened in 1967, and now serves about 1,000 students from around St. Louis County. The school is located on a large campus in South St. Louis County.

The Technical Education Division also provides adult education opportunities through the Applied Technology Services Department. The Department educates and trains students in four program clusters, including automotive, construction, health careers and manufacturing.
SSD Fast Facts
  • According to available data, 68 percent of students who completed programs at North and South Tech continued their education at the post-secondary level, 17 percent went directly into the workforce (many of them continuing their education part-time as well), and 3 percent entered the military.
  • The Technical Education Division partners with more than 370 employers and post-secondary schools that serve on program advisory committees. These partnerships allow students to network, participate in business and industry internships and gain valuable experience prior to graduation.
  • Programs at the high schools offer students the opportunity to earn professional licenses and certifications, college credits through articulation and dual-credit agreements, and advanced placement in 12 apprenticeship programs.
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12110 Clayton Rd, Town & Country, MO 63131  /  314.989.8100  /  314.989.8552 – 711 (Missouri Relay)

Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) is a leader in providing special education services to students with disabilities and also provides a wide range of career and technical education programs.
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