Edison Career & Technology High School

Edison Career & Technology High School

School Information

  • Edison Career & Technology High School is a Secondary School.

    This school is currently in Receivership status by the New York State Education Department. For more information about Receivership or to view the school’s improvement measures, please visit https://www.rcsdk12.org/receivership.

What Every Family Should Know

  • Edison Career and Technology is - More than a high school education.  We are a Career and Technical Education School (CTE), or Critical and Timely Education, as we like to call it.

    At Edison Career and Technology High School, students are provided the opportunity to invent their future — and the foundation you need to make it happen.

    Edison offers academics, technical training, work-based learning, and support services. Our CTE Pathways connect your high school classes with technical learning, internships, and mentoring to help you get ahead. You can earn industry credentials and college credits, in addition to participating in clubs, sports, and other extra-curricular activities. Put it all together, and you get a one-of-a-kind educational experience.

Program Features

  • At Edison Tech, students follow one of four distinct career pathways where they will get hands-on training and on-the-job experience that ties into their class instruction to make their classes more relevant and exciting. Each pathway is designed to prepare students to move in to in-demand career fields or college after graduation.

    Automotive, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering:
    This pathway prepares students for a variety of careers in engineering, manufacturing, photonics, optics, robotics, automotive technology, and related fields. Projects give students a practical application of English language arts, math, science, and technology.

    Construction, Architecture, and Design:
    This pathway prepares students for a variety of careers in building trades, architecture, and interior design. Students see projects through drafting, building, renovating, and designing phases while applying a variety of academic knowledge and skills.

    Digital Media, Arts, and Communication:
    This pathway prepares students for visual imaging careers including television/video production, graphic design, printing, web design, and coding. Students hone their creative skills by designing and building projects using industry standard software and equipment while applying academic knowledge to real world applications.

    P-Tech Rochester: Pathways to Technology
    At P-Tech, students will be prepared to begin careers in a range of exciting competitive jobs in the computing and information technology industry, such as development of software applications, working on a computer help desk, designing and testing future productions, installing and maintaining technology, and working in the specialized fields of cyber security, cloud and mobile computing, and networking. P-Tech is a six year program in which students graduate with an associate's degree. 

    Uniforms No
    Busing RTS
    Foreign Languages Spanish
    Advanced Placement (AP) Yes
    Health/Wellness Center Yes
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships Advisory committee and work-based learning opportunities related to each Career Pathway
    Student-Parent School Compact Agreement required Yes

Unique Features

    • Relevant hands-on instruction in labs, shops, and classrooms.
    • Work experience at every grade level, including workplace visits, mentoring opportunities, internships, and workbased experiences.
    • Ability to earn industry credentials and college credits.
    • Alternate assessment option in place of one Regents exam.
    • Sports, music, clubs, and extracurricular activities available to provide a well-rounded education.

    Edison is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) school. In 9th grade, students participate in a CTE Foundation Pathway Rotation, where they explore and learn about the three CTE Pathways, Construction/Architecture/Design, Engineering and Manufacturing, and Digital Media Arts and Communication. At the end of 9th grade, students select the CTE Pathway in which they choose to concentrate. In 10th grade, students participate in a CTE Pathway Modules Rotation, where they dig deeper into the components of the pathway they chose. At the end of 10th grade, students choose one CTE program from within their Career Pathway for 11th and 12th grade. All students participate in work-based learning experiences, including paid work.


    NYSED Approved CTE Programs

    • Carpentry
    • Electrical
    • Masonry
    • CADD-Architecture
    • Manufacturing
    • Automotive
    • Advertising Design
    • Digital Video Production

    Shared-Time Programs

    • Automotive at Edison
    • Construction at Edison
    • P-Tech
    • Engineering Technology/Photonics
    • Interactive Media
    • Digital Music and Audio Production
    • Welding
    • Automotive
    • Construction
    • Culinary
    • Media
    • Building and Grounds