DISD students have the opportunity to integrate academic and technical education, following the concept of Programs of Study through Achieve Texas and CTE. All students can succeed in a lifetime of success and excellence by exploring career options and make wise decisions about how best to follow a field of interest. CTE provides 14 clusters of study that will prepare students by connecting school to what they aspire to do tomorrow. Courses provide students with the knowledge, training, and confidence based on career goals under the guidance of parents, guardians and educators. In connection to the classroom, students may be provided hands-on learning, field-based experiences, internships, college credits through area community colleges and test to earn industry standard certifications.