STEDY (Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma) is an independent school district, across 5.519 square miles, specifically established to provide career and technical education (CTE) or "vocational" programs to high school students. STEDY is here to enhance and support CTE programs.
STEDY operates under the same laws and regulations as all public school districts in Arizona. Governed by a five- member board, we are funded by taxes and "state aid", based on student enrollment. Approximately 70 percent comes from student enrollment, via Arizona Department of Education as "state aid." 30 percent comes from property taxes (0.5 cents per $100 assessed home value). Taxes are capped and cannot be raised.
All High School students in Yuma County under the age of 22, not graduated from High School and who have not received their GED.
Career and technical education is real-world job training and leadership development. CTE is a premier education model, incorporating academic and technical skills, as well as critical workplace skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving. Students engage in interactive career preparation lessons and leadership associations called Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs). CTSOs help students make a personal connection to, and see the relevance in their CTE program.
CTE classes help you connect what you're learning to the real world. It can help you gain key skills to help you get a job after you graduate. It's also a great way to explore career options and meet the people who work in them. You might be able to earn college credit in high school. That can save you time and money later on. Research also shows that students in career and technical education programs are more likely to graduate from high school than those who don't.
Talk with your high school counselor to learn about your options. Click here to begin the registration process.
Satellite Programs are enhanced CTE elective courses offered to students at their designated high school campuses. STEDY provides financial support to our member districts to ensure high-quality, dynamic programs that meet employer demands and industry standards.
Our Satellite Programs Include but are not Limited to:
Central Programs are offered at educational facilities operated by STEDY and our community college and business partners.
Tuition and books are paid for by STEDY. Each program has a $25.00 - $50.00 enrollment fee. Some restrictions may apply.
Please contact your school counselor. You may also contact the STEDY office at (928) 366-5884 for more information.