The Center for
Advanced Research and Technology (CART) is the most comprehensive,
state-of-the-art education reform effort at the secondary level to date. The
CART combines rigorous academics with technical, design, process, entrepreneurial,
and critical thinking skills.
The 75,000 square foot CART facility, designed as a high
performance business atmosphere, is organized around four career clusters. They
are Professional Sciences,Engineering, Advanced Communications, and Global Economics. Within each
cluster are several career-specific laboratories in which students complete
industry-based projects and receive academic credit for advanced English,
science, math, and technology.
twelfth grade students from the Clovis and Fresno Unified School Districts are
bused to CART where they attend half-day classes in one of the laboratories
taught by teams of instructors from both education and business. The
partnership between the school districts is a unique opportunity to make
systemic change in education and positively influence the future of all
students in the San Joaquin Valley, a rapidly expanding economic area for
high-tech business and agricultural firms.
CART provides a
state-of-the-art research and technology facility where students design and
complete projects in collaboration with partners from the local, national, and
international business community. Through learning plans, individualized
attention, and a coordinated sequence of projects, CART students explore the
variety of ways they can achieve their career goals. Working with business
partners, teachers, and parents, students design a program of study that
qualifies them to pursue the post-secondary path of their choice from
entry-level positions to industry certification to university admission. With
the knowledge, skills, and support they receive, students leave CART ready to
launch their careers.
Contact Information for CART