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Special Populations Services

 CTE Special Populations Coordinator

Craven County Schools

Craven County’s CTE Special Populations program is designed to offer comprehensive support services to students who experience barriers that could hinder them from succeeding in their educational goals within CTE classes.  Our Special Population Program offers additional assistance to support students in achieving their educational goals. Craven County CTE strives to enrich the educational experience, promote success, and contribute to the economic self-sufficiency of Special Population students. Assistance is provided for special populations to ensure equal access to recruitment, enrollment, and placement activities. The Special Populations Coordinator (SPC) supports the Career and Technical Education department by identifying students within special populations each semester who are taking any CTE courses and providing support to those CTE teachers with possible teaching strategies.  The role of the SPC also includes collaborating with other service providers to assist the members of special populations in academic, social, and personal development. The SPC is available to work with students who need assistance accessing or maintaining CTE knowledge.

Who are identified as Special Populations students? 

  • Single Parents - Students who have primary or joint custody of a dependent child or a person who is single and pregnant.

  • Multilingual learners - Students have a limited ability to write or understand English due to a language other than English as their primary language.

  • Homeless Individuals - Students lacking stable and appropriate housing.

  • Foster Care students - Youth who are in, or have aged out of the foster care system.

  • Economically Disadvantaged - Includes low-income youth 

  • Under-represented Gender Students - Non-traditional fields are those where a given gender is less than 25% of that field’s workforce. (Examples of non-traditional careers for men include cosmetology, dental assistance, early childhood care, and education, and nursing. Examples of non-traditional careers for women include automotive, computer technician, construction management, and welding.)

  • Individuals with Disabilities - Students who need classroom accommodations and/or academic adjustments for a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities such as; caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, or learning. Documentation required. 

If you or your student needs assistance with removing barriers or if I can offer assistance with anything,  please complete the

Student Assistance Form.

For a list of Community Supports click on this link: 

Community Supports


For more information on available services, contact:

Angelia W. Howard, CTE Special Populations Coordinator


Office Phone: 252-514-6396