Mrs. Valerie Simmeth is Parkwood High School's Career Development Coordinator (CDC). She helps students explore different careers through interest inventories, special events held at the school, and individual career goal setting sessions.  You can directly reach Mrs. Simmeth at valerie.simmeth@ucps.k12.nc.us


    See Mrs. SImmeth in the Counseling Center to learn more about:

    • Internships within the Business or Medical fields
    • Career & Technical Education Academies within UCPS, such as Vet Tech, Culinary Arts, Nurse Aid, and more! 
    • Work-Based Learning
    • JobReady Partnerships
    • Summer Camps
    • Pre-Apprenticeship
    • Career Exploration and Goal Setting

    **Click HERE to be directed to Mrs.Simmeth's webpage where you will find more information!



    CTE Academies are very popular among students across UPCS.  Every high school has a CTE Academy that students can attend if they complete the CTE Academy Application (opens in early spring for the next school year) and meet specific requirements for the Academy.  

    If accepted into an Academy, students are responsible for their own transportation to the chosen Academy.  Here are the CTE Academy locations:

    Academy Map