Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the opportunity to acquire real-life skills to prepare them for successful, continuing education or entry-level career positions. Each CTE course offers relevant project-based activities modeled by professionals from the field. Stauffer CTE courses feed directly into the CTE courses at Warren High School. 

Why should you participate in CTE?

  • Explore career interests and goals
  • Learn employability and job skills
  • Create a personal portfolio
  • Obtain work experience and on-the-job training
  • Prepare for advanced career training
  • Compete in industry competitions
green architecture

Green Architecture is one of the options students can explore. They can have fun while gaining valuable, real-world skills.

CTE Programs

Film & Television

If you are interested in video creation, movie production, or have a desire to be a star in front of the camera, then this class is perfect for YOU!

The Video Production class at Griffiths Middle School uses the latest technology and instructional strategies to learn aspects of editing, lighting, effects, green screen, audio and titling. Technology is combined with concepts of storyboarding, scripting and pre-production giving students an opportunity to think and defend their ideas.

Students work individually and as a team to create videos for the morning broadcast that are shared on Good Morning Griffiths. The broadcast is seen daily throughout the whole school and is designed to provide relevant information and entertainment to the students and staff of Griffiths Middle School.

Video Production is part of the Film and Media Arts Pathways offered at Downey and Warren High School.

Film and Television

Green Architecture

In Griffiths Middle School’s Green Architecture program, students learn how to apply STEAM concepts to the fields of architecture and construction by exploring dimensioning, measuring and sustainability.

Green Architecture

Computer Science

Griffiths Middle School’s Computer Science program teaches students the skills necessary to become globally competitive and successful.

In the GMS Computer Science program, students learn to create apps that can be used on their tablets and smartphones. As they create these apps, students use critical thinking skills to solve a problem through programming, while also developing their engineering skills.

Computer Science


During their time in Griffiths Middle School’s Robotics Program, students will learn and understand the design process. This class helps students recognize the creativity and innovation that goes into creating technological products. Our students are encouraged to unleash their own creative concepts and actualize their ideas. This is done by exposing students to Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD), 3D printing, and lots of hand-on applications.


Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts is a year-long course that provides the opportunity to explore the basic fundamentals of cooking and baking. There will be special opportunities to explore and experience the hospitality industry, which includes restaurants, catering, and food and beverage services. Students will explore different cooking methods, American and cross-cultural cuisine, resume writing and much more.

Prerequisite: Food and Life Skills and teacher approval.

culinary arts

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