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Walton County School District

Career and Technical Education

What is Career and Technical Education?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic knowledge plus technical skills attainment which are necessary to succeed in future careers or at a Post-secondary institution.  CTE prepares students for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies through the program curriculum standards.  These same standards may also prepare students for national industry standards as evidenced by certification exams. Through the use of hands-on projects and curriculum in these programs, students are engaged and eager to learn.

The mission of Walton County School District’s CTE Programs is to prepare students of all ages for success in college and career by helping them develop the skills, technical knowledge, academic rigor and real-world experiences necessary to be successful in a high-skill, high-demand career in an ever changing global market.

Walton County School District is in the process of developing partnerships with local employers, the community, and colleges to give our students an opportunity to build a network of resources for success after graduation from high school.

Walton County Schools Career & Technical Education for Technical Dual Enrollment & Middle School



Emerald Coast Middle School

Freeport Middle School

Seaside Neighborhood School

Paxton (Middle) School

Walton Middle School

Magnet Innovative Center at St. Joe, Watersound (MIC) 

Program of Study Informational Video

Work-Based Learning/On-the-Job Training (OJT) Resources

Contact Information

  • Coordinator of Instructional Support Services                         

    Chris Brown                                                                                

    Walton County School District                                                       

    145 Park St.                                                                                

    DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435                                                          

    850-892-1100 ext. 1363                                                               

    850-892-1195 (fax)  


  • Career Counselor

    Abby Kellam

    Walton County School District                                                       

    145 Park St.                                                                                

    DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

    [email protected]                                                         

    850-892-1100 ext. 1553   

Walton County School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law in its educational programs, services or activities or in its hiring or employment practices.  Retaliation against an employee for engaging in a protected activity is prohibited.  The Board also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.
Lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation.  The district may assess each student’s ability to benefit from special programs through placement tests and counseling, and, if necessary will provide services or referrals to better prepare students for successful participation.
Applicants/individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer, 145 Park Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435, 850-892-1100, ext. 1111, for assistance.