The Vision of the Cochise Technology District is to provide high quality Career and Technical Educational Programs for all students enabling them to have the necessary career and technical skills to enter the work force or advanced training/education upon high school graduation.
The Mission of the Cochise Technology District is to enhance the financial resources available for providing comprehensive career and technology education opportunities to the people of Cochise County.
The Joint Technology District will focus on six major goals
- Expand the number of courses available to all students
- Upgrade and expand equipment available to students
- Support member school districts in attracting and retaining well-qualified teachers
- Keep more students in schools
- Improve the quality of entry-level workers in the county
- Support local districts by consolidating financial and curricular initiatives utilizing the economies of scale provided by a group.
The Cochise Technology District officially began on July 1, 2001 as an idea shared by the seven satellite superintendents and governing boards. Douglas School District joined July 1, 2004. The eight satellite high schools in the District are Bowie, Benson, Douglas, San Simon, St. David, Tombstone, Valley Union and Willcox. The Cochise Technology District Governing Board and Administration have worked with the Governing Boards and Administrations in the eight satellite high schools to develop and improve Career and Technical Education Programs for their students.
For the 2009-2010 school year Cochise Technology District reported to the Arizona Department of Education 2,221 students enrolled in the seven satellite high schools’ Career and Technical Programs. This enrollment generated $2,256,594 in revenues for the eight satellite high schools to improve and expand their Career and Technical Programs.
The source of the funding is state aid and local tax dollars, an average of $3.00 to $5.00 per household per year. These additional revenues allow the eight satellite high schools to accomplish the District’s Vision of providing high quality Career and Technical Educational Programs for all students enabling them to have the necessary career and technical skills to enter the work force and advanced training/education upon high school graduation.