In 2008, Mountain Institute CTED was approved by local voters in each community during the November general election by an overwhelming 70% in each community. The voters approved a funding structure that is based on local property tax dollars generated at a rate of $5.00 per $100,000 of a property’s assessed value as well as contributions from the state general fund as required by the school equalization statutes.
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Classes began in August for the 2009-2010 school years with 1,124 students, with some of those students in high school and Yavapai College dual enrollment.
During that time, we enhanced many programs offered at our partner school districts, including:
- $215,000 upgrade in Chino Valley High School’s culinary program,
- $290,000 in upgrades to Agriculture and Welding programs at Mayer, Bagdad, Seligman, and Ash Fork.
- Ash Fork’s Welding program has been recognized as one of the outstanding high school welding programs in America by the American Welding Society.
We expanded our Central Campus Programs with the addition of Pre-Engineering in partnership with Yavapai College at their CTEC Campus.
Year 2 Student Achievements
MICTED’s Pre-engineering students achieved the highest scores on the Arizona CTE end of program assessments.
MICTED Nursing (CNA) students finished in the top 10 at National Competition and again the following year (in both 2010 & 2011).
We distributed $1.8 million in MICTED revenue to member districts, based on revenue generated from the 2,100 students enrolled.
Funding was allocated to member districts to:
- Develop new programs (Pre-engineering, Sports Medicine, Drafting & Design, and Medical Professions),
- Remodel or upgrade existing programs,
- Install new CTE equipment to bring programs in line with business and industry standards.
Year 3 Student Achievements
Our students acheived high passing rates: 92.33% of students in MICTED district passed CTE Assessments which was higher than any other CTED in the state of Arizona.
CTED/CTE students scored 20% or higher on all three areas of the AIMS tests when compared to non CTE students statewide.
In our fourth year, we launched a comprehensive two-year Allied Health program that explores Medical Professions in year one and branches out into our already highly successful Nursing (CNA) or Sports Medicine programs with a third option to stay in Medical Professions for year two.
MICTED now has 17 programs that take place at either one of our satellite campuses (which are programs established within the seven public school in the county) or on our central campus (which are programs established by MICTED hosted at one of the Yavapai College campuses) , which offer college credits through Yavapai College dual enrollment (or concurrent enrollment) agreements that offer anywhere from 6 to 24 credits, with the tuition being paid by MICTED.
MICTED plans to incorporate broadband delivery and infrastructure to expand its Distance Learning program to include the Education Professions program — pilot launched earlier last year — and the Drafting and Design Technologies program.
MICTED is also pleased to announce the addition of a new Aviation Program offered in partnership with Yavapai College that will lead to FAA certifications in fixed wing flight and helicopter and air traffic control ground schools.
Year 4 Student achievements
Between the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years, student enrollment increased from 2,147 to 2,226.
Mountain Institute CTED students average an 87% success rate on state CTE end-of-program assessments.
We have achieved high graduation rates: 93% of CTED students across Arizona graduate from high school which is 21% higher than the state average.