Smithfield High School

Career & Technical Education Programs

Smithfield High School’s Career and Technical Education Pathway programs offer students the opportunity to begin defining their future from the very beginning of high school. For more than 20 years, our Pathway programs have offered students a three to four course sequence, college credits, and work based learning experiences, giving students a head start in their career field.


CTE Pathway programs are open to all Smithfield High School students, as well as to students from outside of the district through our application.

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What's Happening in CTE?

Catching Up with our Pathways

February 10, 2022


Students in the Computer Science and Information Technology/Cybersecurity Pathways have been busy! AP Computer Science A students are enjoying the new Code.org curriculum. Computing and Data Science students have been working with Phidget sensors while AP Computer Science Principles students are creating apps during a 5 day hackathon! Finally, CyberSecurity students are building computers for the classroom!


In Law and Public Safety, students enrolled in Law II have just completed their two-on-two mock trials, while students in Law and Society are preparing to bring their upcoming negligence case to trial. Criminal Justice EEP students are wrapping up a unit focused on crimes against person and property. The class is transitioning to discussions involving cyberbullying and evaluating whether schools should have the ability to limit a student's online speech. Students are using RI State Statutes to create Public Service Announcements on cyberbullying data, characteristics, and consequences.


Our Academy of Finance had a great win this semester with student Ben Corriveau placing first in the state for the Fall Stock Market Game competition. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students are preparing to compete at the state level as well as visiting Johnson & Wales for a Business Etiquette luncheon on April 6th.


Finally, our Teacher Preparation Pathway is sending love and congratulations to longtime program teacher Karen DiSano on announcing her retirement at the end of the 2021/2022 school year! Thank you for all you have done to support your students and the program over the years!! This change ushers in a new season for the pathway, and we are excited to announce a new course sequence and partnership with Rhode Island College. Please visit our Teacher Preparation tab to learn more.


CTE Spotlight

Each month SHS will Spotlight a CTE student excelling in their field.

This month’s CTE Student Spotlight goes out to Schneider Laguerre! Schneider is currently working hard in 3 Computer Science courses: AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, and Computing and Data Science). After graduation this June, Schneider will be heading to the University of Rhode Island for Pharmacy with a minor in Computer Science. While competing in Cyberpatriot, his team won 3rd place Silver Tier for RI! We are proud of you, best of luck in all that you do!