Innovation Center & Career Elevation and Technology Center

Innovation Center & Career Elevation and Technology Center

Niwot High students are strongly encouraged to explore course and certification opportunities at the district’s Innovation Center and Career Elevation and Technology Center. Transportation is provided to these courses to and from Niwot High School

Innovation Center

Student learning at the Innovation Center transcends the traditional classroom and provides experiential opportunities that are developing today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and change-makers. In addition to rigorous extended learning and mentorship opportunities, students gain valuable experience through employment that focuses on designing and engineering technology solutions for industry and community partners.

The Innovation Center currently offers pathways in the following areas: 

  • Aeronautics
  • Bioscience
  • Creative Computing and Design
  • Cybersecurity
  • Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • IC Studios
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Robotics 
  • Capstone and College Credit Opportunities
  • Teaching (P-TEACH)

Career Elevation and Technology Center

The Career Elevation and Technology Center (CETC) (formerly the Career Development Center) is the Career and Technical Education (CTE) center for the St. Vrain School District and is one of eight CTE centers in the state of Colorado. CETC offers classes that provide real-world, hands-on experiences in pathways that are high-wage, high-growth, high-demand, and with a post-secondary trajectory. These pathways provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills linked with specific post-secondary programs leading to a two-year or four-year degree, and provide students industry certifications giving them a jump start in their careers. 

The CETC currently offers pathways in the following areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Automotive Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Interactive Media Technology
  • Internships
  • Prostart and Culinary Arts
  • Welding and Fabrication Technology