“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”W.B. Yeats

The State of Tennessee requires that all students should graduate from high school ready for college, careers, and citizenship. Students in Tennessee are required to choose an Elective Focus and nearly eighty-three percent of Dickson County students enrolled in 9th-12th grades are taking a Career & Technical course as their elective focus choice.

Career and Technical Education encourages students to further their education to be prepared for success at the post-secondary level and in their chosen careers. Many of tomorrow's nurses, engineers, and small business owners will come from Career and Technical Education programs.


Career & Technical Programs are available for high school students. Dickson County Schools currently has 13 career cluster opportunities between the two high schools in the district. More information on these programs can be found using the main site navigation at the top of the page.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Dickson County Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, creed, age, marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.