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Area 31 Career Center is way more than high school. Area 31 is high school with direction, hands-on learning and real-world work experience. Students will leave prepared for a high-wage, high-demand career right out of high school OR they can get a head start on a college degree. Many will earn college credits that can be transferred to a two or four year college. Visit the Area 31 Career Center website to view the program options at our local (CTE) career and technical education center

  • Applications will be available online in January each year and information will be provided on how to fill it out from the school counselors and CCR curriculum.
  • When planning with Course Planner or submitting a schedule request, you will block out 3 periods for the Area 31 program to which you are applying.
    • Students who are not accepted at Area 31 will be required to fill their schedule with courses from their home school.

Important Things to Consider

  • Grades, attendance and discipline all factor into the career center's decision making process for applicants.
  • Students that attend the career center spend 3 hours there and the remainder of their day at their home school.
  • Students who are deficient in credits may have difficulty staying on track due to the time constraints.
  • Transportation to and from Area 31 is provided by MSD of Decatur Township.
  • Attendance at Area 31 is taken very seriously and truant and habitually absent students will not be successful in the programs.  Missing one day of classes is like missing three (3) days in a traditional classroom.
  • Many of the programs offer an opportunity to earn low cost or no cost dual credits that transfer to various post-secondary institutions.
  • Dual credits earned at Area 31 will count toward the College and Career Pathway courses required for a Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma.

Frequently Asked Questions

Avon, Ben Davis, Brownsburg, Cascade, Danville, Decatur Central, Decatur Township School For Excellence, Monrovia, Mooresville, Plainfield, Speedway, and Tri-West.

You will receive notification from your school counselor in April.

There are two sessions

AM 7:35 - 10:03
PM 12:02 - 2:31

Some programs such as Aviation Maintenance and Truck Driving require additional time.

Students must be in attendance the days Area 31 has class even if their home school does not. One exception to this would be if the home school is closed for inclement weather. Offsite programs adhere to the schedule at the individual sites.

Tuition is paid by the home school district but it does not include required tools, uniforms, or additional textbook/lab materials. Each program varies.

Most of the programs offer college credit.

Students are able to be involved in the following national organizations which help improve skills: SkillsUSA, Health Occupations Students of America, Future Farmers of America, and National Technical Honor Society.

Students may receive tutoring for classes, career counseling, post-secondary information, scholarship information, resume and job interview training, job placement for co-op programs.