Construction Tech Academy has a number of programs designed to enrich the rigor of the high school experience by building upon and supporting the schools theme. The Kearny Educational Complex also has school wide programs, as well as clubs sponsored by the other small schools on campus that benefit the students by allowing them to experience a variety of themes and activities. We encourage students to take an active role in their education. One great way to be active in education is to get involved in CTA after-school activities, like one of our clubs on campus. There is a little something for everyone! Check out each club, and decide what's right for you.
All four of the Kearny small schools combine to compete together and represent the Kearny Complex Komet sports teams. The Kearny High Educational Complex fields a full range of CIF sanctioned sports that cover three seasons. Fall: football, girls and boys cross-country, girls tennis, and girls volleyball. Winter: wrestling, girls and boys soccer, and girls and boys basketball. Spring: golf, softball, baseball, boys tennis, boys volleyball, girls and boys swimming and girls and boys track and field. The Kearny Complex also has a cheerleading squad that is open to both girls and boys as they support the athletic teams and competes against other squads.
Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)
The purpose of the Kearny Army JROTC is good citizenship. Cadets participate in a number of different activities and a curriculum designed to reach the goal of good citizens and maximum graduation rates. The cadets have fun by joining various teams: Color Guards, Honor Guards, Physical Fitness Teams, Archery Teams, and Drill Teams. JROTC participates in a variety of school events.
Construction Tech Academy Ambassadors
The purpose of the Construction Tech Academy Ambassadors is to develop leadership skills and provide service-learning opportunities for all students. The Ambassadors assist with functions such as open houses, industry visits, Grade Nights, College Nights, and the Senior Gala.
Ladies of Construction Tech Academy
The mission of the Ladies of Construction Tech Academy is to develop leadership and confidence skills in a lady student so that they can better thrive in a male dominated construction management world. CTA’s student population of roughly twenty five percent female and the Ladies of CTA has allowed the minority of girls to develop a sisterhood as they prepare together for college or career. The Ladies also go on field trips together, welcome guest speakers from a variety of industries to address topics of concern and give back to the community through charitable acts. The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) provides industry mentors who meet monthly with the Ladies. Also, NAWIC puts on MAGIC Camp, which is a weeklong free summer camp for the Ladies to work with industry professionals on a variety of industry based projects. The Ladies are also mentored by the San Diego State University (SDSU) female construction and engineering students. The mentor network provides a seamless transition from Construction Tech Academy to SDSU to industry.
The San Diego ACE Mentors meet with students after school each Wednesday to extend work-based learning opportunities. Students work with engineers, architects, and construction managers as they visit professional engineering and architecture offices and job sites. At the end of the school year an awards banquet is held to award scholarships, CTA students have been awarded $57,000 for college over the last two years.
US First Robotics Hammerheads
Construction Tech Academy students work with scientist and engineer mentors to design and build competitive robots. Students design and machine all parts for all of the San Diego Robotics teams. Students have hosted competitive tournaments as well as traveling to compete throughout the region.
Hombres Nobles, or noble men translated from Spanish, seeks to build strong boys before they become broken men for repair.
Stand & Deliver
“Stand & Deliver” program offers a one-on-one mentoring tutoring program through Raytheon. Students are paired with Raytheon professional from grades 9-12. They meet every Monday at Raytheon to provide tutoring on homework and guidance in the industry.
CANstruction is a group of students who design an artistic structure as they use their engineering and architectural skills to make it come to life. The project is made from a variety of canned foods. The Associated General Contractors (AGC) has supported CANstruction for the past two years, as they provide materials and help transport the thousands of cans to the buildsite for the club. Students are then able to compete against local architects and engineers in building their designed structures made out of cans. The level of competition is elevated as students are performing in an adult arena. When the competitions conclude CANstruction donates the thousands of cans they used to local food banks.
Risings Stars is a club exclusive to CTA. This club was initiated to recognize and congratulate student improvement on Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) testing. In order to be a Rising Star, students must improve a level on two California State Tests (CSTs) from the previous year. Another way to qualify as a RisingStar is to be Advanced or Proficient in two CSTs. Rising Stars are recognized before the CSTs every year with a BBQ lunch in their honor, as well as receiving a Rising Stars t-shirt and pencil. The Rising Stars are recognized are also recognize in a school wide assembly.
Latina Girls Group & Grief Group
In terms of personalization related to mental health,our school psychologists have groups/clubs as well. One is our Latina Girls Group. Girls are invited to participate, the other is our Grief Group. Our school psychologist will ask teachers and other service providers for recommendations of students who recently lost a parent. He then conferences with them individually, describing the group and inviting them to be a part of it.