About Us

Our Mission

At Lakota Tech High School students will explore their Lakota culture while gaining academic knowledge, technical skills, and professional abilities.

Why Career and Technical Education (CTE)?


Increase Graduation Rates

Recent research shows that students taking one CTE course, for every two academic courses, minimizes the risk of dropping out. The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 93%.


CTE graduates can expect a 9.2% increase in employability above there non-CTE prepared peers.


Work-force Needs Across Lakota County

More than 80% of manufacturers report that talent shortages will impact their ability to meet customer demand. Half of all STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) jobs call for workers with educational training and certifications.


Lakota Tech High School will work to support the future workforce of Oglala Lakota County while ensuring students an engaging and meaningful education!

Pillars of CTE

Academic Knowledge

Academic knowledge, with a lens through the Lakota culture, is the keystone of Lakota Tech High School. All students will have access to rigorous content in Math, Science, Social Studies and English. All students at Lakota Tech High School will graduate with a high school diploma.

Technical Abilities

By supporting students to develop strong technical abilities that translate from the classroom to the work environment, we support our communities' work-force. All students at Lakota Tech High School will have marketable skills preparing them for the future.

Professional Skills

While knowledge and abilities are needed for our community businesses to succeed, students need professional skills to effectively market themselves. Students at Lakota Tech High School will have the professional skills needed to have a competitive advantage as job candidates.