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Cardwell Prep

  • Cardwell Career Prep serves students who want to excel in a non-traditional high school setting, and those who attend Cardwell can also participate in career development programs offered at Irving ISD’s James A. Ratteree Career Development Center.

    Students attending Cardwell Prep will have an opportunity to take these career and technical education courses. 

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CTE Course Descriptions

  • School of Automotive Technologies

  • School of Cosmetology

  • School of Workforce Readiness

Student-run businesses

  • Cardwell Prep students take the knowledge they have learned in their CTE courses and utilize it to run student businesses that are open to the public. 

    Beauty Salon

    Ready for a new do! Look no further than our talented students in the salon services program. Our students offer a wide-range of services from hair and facials to nail and toes.

    Call the Ratteree Career Center at 972.600.4806 to book your appointment. 


    Don't waste an entire Saturday morning at the local car shop for an oil change or a tire rotation. Get fast, reliable and friendly service for your basic car needs through the Ratteree Career Center.

    Call today at 972.600.4814 to schedule an appointment.