Mentor & Volunteer at CTE

All visitors to campus must check in with the front office before going into the school. This is to ensure the safety of all children and staff at CTE. If you are interested in volunteering at our school, we would welcome and thank you!

Please check with your child's teacher, or our volunteer coordinator, Mrs. Lee, for more information. All parents, family members and friends who may want to volunteer time on field trips or in the classroom, do need to be approved by the School Board of Highlands County.

Effective October 2, 2017, all volunteer applicants will undergo a Level 2 background screening. Volunteer fees will be the responsibility of the applicant for applications submitted for field trip purposes only. The fingerprinting fee is collected at the time of fingerprinting in the amount of $40.75, payable by debit/credit to a third-party vendor. Volunteer fees for ongoing volunteer services will be borne by the District.

Approved volunteers will remain active for five (5) years from the date of approval. Upon expiration, a new volunteer application must be submitted for approval. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to maintain active status.

The volunteer form is now available online and needs to be filled out every five years. All parents/volunteers should park in front of the school in the designated areas.

More information about volunteering can be found on our district's Web site:

How can I volunteer?

Volunteering at CTE presents a great opportunity to make contacts, understand the curriculum and meet our staff. Each grade has multiple needs and several ways for you to contribute. The best way for you to help out depends on who you want to have contact with, what your talents are and how much time you can contribute. Here are some ways to get more involved:

  1. Join the PTO. The PTO supports and betters the school. This is usually done through fundraising, after-school event planning and project management.

  2. Volunteer within the classroom. This is a great way to see your child and her teacher in action. You may get a great new perspective on your child's strengths and weaknesses, even if you are working with other students in the class.

  3. Re-shelf books in the Media Center.

  4. Make photocopies.

  5. Tutor students who need extra 1:1 support

  6. Organize learning centers or other instructional materials.

  7. More, more, more!

Be a Mentor!

Highlands Mentor Program

A mentor is a caring, compassionate adult who chooses to devote their time to a young person, offering them support, guidance, and encouragement. Mentors serve as positive role models, invest themselves in their students and uplift them. If you can donate half an hour per week during lunch, you can change a life by helping a child build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, improve their academic and life skills, while developing their self-esteem and confidence. For further information, contact Human Resources at 863-471-5791.