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?

Teacher Preparation Education Pathway

May 5, 2021

Students enrolled in the Teacher Preparation Education Pathway have had a busy month! In March, students sat for their CPR and First Aid certification offered by Smithfield High School.


Despite all of the new challenges with Covid-19 restrictions, we are proud to have sent 12 TPEP students to CCRI to take the ParaPro exam to become a paraprofessional! Great job!


CTE Spotlight

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

This month Smithfield High School is excited to honor Academy of Finance member Megan Nicholson. Megan is a junior here at SHS and is a member of both the Academy of Finance and Future Business Leaders of America. She recently participated in the RI FBLA State Competition where she placed 3rd in the Accounting event. Megan earned a scholarship from Johnson & Wales University for this achievement. As a well rounded student, she is also a member of both the SHS soccer and basketball teams. We are confident she will be successful in her future ventures upon her graduation from SHS in 2022!