Arizona secondary vocational programs were developed by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), Career and Technical Education (CTE) for secondary schools. The secondary programs are divided into three levels beginning with general exploratory skills progressing to skills related to specific occupations.
Level I, which is designed for grades 7 and 8, is the
exploratory level. It represents a core of academic and technical competencies that support all occupations and career exploration for all interest areas.
Level II, which is designed for grades 9 and 10,
serves as the transition between the broad exploration provided at Level I and the occupationally specific instruction provided at Level III.
Level III, which is designed for grades 11 and
12, provides students with occupationally specific preparation that leads to employment after graduation and/or further education and training.