The Fifthstar Makerspace Team at Schurz High School was awarded an Award of Excellence from the Illinois State Board of Education. This is the highest level recognition offered by ISBE. The team wrote and was selected for the United State Department of Education CTE Makeover Challenge Grant summer of 2016 and spent the 2016-2017 school year building out the space and making it a viable learning environment. The award recognizes the hard work put in by each team member to make Fifthstar Makerspace a reality and formally connect the Northside Maker Faire (annually hosted at Schurz HS), CTE programs, and the Schurz learning community to a space in the building dedicated to making.
Kevin Rutter - CTE Business & Entrepreneurship
Aaron Arreguin - CTE Digital Media
Caitlin Stich - CTE Digital Media
Peter Schoedel - CTE Engineering (Project Lead the Way)
Kelsey Virgous - Schurz HS Technology Coordinator
Christina Pei - Northside Maker Faire Director
Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers work-based learning for high school students to explore specific industry-related careers at an intimate level. Students follow a college and career preparatory curriculum with experiences that include: job shadows, apprenticeships, paid internships and industry certifications.
For more information about CTE and the application process, go to; https://chooseyourfuture.cps.edu/career-technical-education/what-is-cte/