DRIVE One Career Technical High School's Mission Statement


"Drive One Career Technical High School will cultivate the potential in each student by
integrating differentiated classroom academic instruction and hands-on instruction with
relevant work-based experiences. All students will discover their talents, skills, and abilities
and develop a plan for their chosen field. All students will be connected to academic,
technical skills, employability kills that prepare them for post-secondary success."


This is accomplished by the following:

  • Establish a safe, secure learning environment where respect, honesty, and appreciation of individual differences are fostered.

  • Deliver an alternative education program to serve at-risk students who needs are not being met inthe traditional school setting

  • Create a career pathway to assist students in achieving their educational and personal goals

  • Identify each student’s strengths and challenges at enrollment and provide them with personalized educational plan to meet their academic needs.

  • Offer a blended learning model that combines online and face-to-face curriculum that provides a solid academic program to  meet the student’s learning plan and graduation requirements

  • Provide remedial instruction in Math and Reading, as needed.

  • Arrange for each student to explore a variety of skilled trade opportunities based on their interests

  • Provide each student with relevant, work-based experiences and internships

  • Offer Credit Recovery and Accelerated Pacing

  • Provide students with the daily living skills that they need to obtain a job, keep a job, and manage their personal finances, etc.

  • Foster and promote partnerships with businesses in the community

  • Create an inclusive learning community where everyone (staff, students, parents, community members) work together to achieve excellence.

What Former Students Have To Say About CTHS:

"DRIVE provided me with great memories and helped me jumpstart on my career.; Transferring to DRIVE was the best decision I ever made."

-Isiah Cook

Class of 2019

Paint Technician
Axalta Coating Systems

"DRIVE One opened my eyes to a career I never would have known about. The volunteer's/mentor's collective success and support influenced me to pursue a career in the automotive industry."

-Miranda Rumfelt

Class of 2018

Creative Design - Clay Sculptor

General Motors

"DRIVE One Definitely prepared me for my career as a service technician. Without them and the skills they taught me, I wouldn't be where I am today."

-Nick Arnone

Class of 2018

Service Technician
Mike Dorian Ford


What Industry Has To Say About CTHS:

"Working with the Drive One Tech Center over the past few years has been exciting and rewarding not only for Axalta but also for the students involved."

-Nancy Lockhart

Global Product Manger-Color

Axalta Coating Systems

"DRIVE One is an integral partner in providing much needed talent"

-Mark Williams

Corporate Recruiter

The Suburban Collection

"Roy O’Brien Ford, has benefitted greatly by the recruitment of over twenty graduates of DRIVE One to fill various positions in our dealership of 105 employees."

-Mark O'Brien


Roy O'Brien Ford

Partner Organizations:

In addition to harnessing their skills and earning a diploma, DOTCTHS students will have opportunities to work on project cars, attend extra-curricular exhibitions, and find career placement through community partnerships with these great organizations: