About Tech

Our 26, tuition-free, CTE majors allow students to explore their career interests while earning industry certifications, college and high school credit.

At South Tech

At South Tech, we provide students with Career and Technical Education (CTE) that prepares them for continuing education and the workforce.

Our 26, tuition-free, CTE majors allow students to explore their career interests while earning industry certifications, college and high school credit, and skills that will last a lifetime.

Partial day schedules keep students engaged in their home high school academics and activities while they make new friends with similar interests from all over South and West County.

Finally, Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are an integral part of Career and Technical Education. CTSOs prepare students to become productive leaders in their communities, help them build confidence and increase their ability to solve real-world problems.

Principal's Welcome

Jacob Lohse
Principal

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It is our pleasure to offer the students of Saint Louis County an opportunity to engage in valuable Career and Technical Training. The education you will receive at South Tech can pave the way to a successful, meaningful, and valuable future in the demanding and lucrative field of your choice. It is the mission of South Tech to collaborate with our partner districts to provide technical education designed to ensure the student’s successful contribution to our community. This is accomplished by improving literacy and numeracy, instructional practice, and cooperation.

We find that our most successful students are able to build a solid educational foundation by focusing on the “Three E’s”. Experience, Explore and Excel are common words used in the South Tech Vocabulary. To me Experience means to be open to learning methods and skills that will deepen your knowledge and create a foundation for a successful career. Explore means to engage in as many opportunities as you can to develop yourself as an experienced and elite member of your trade. Finally, Excel in your craft as a student by committing to excellence in attendance, attitude, and effort. These characteristics, historically, are the building blocks to a firm foundation as a successful student at South Tech.

I hope that you will find South Tech to be a premier Career and Technical Center. We value the partnership we have with our sending schools and parents in our student’s successful futures. To meet our own high expectations it is essential to maintain the highest level of communication with all of our stakeholders. We invite you to regularly communicate with both the front office staff and teachers regarding your student’s educational experience.

Attending South Technical High School is an early step students can make in defining their future. It brings me great joy to know that our kids may very well be a step ahead of their classmates that choose a different path. Whether you enter the workforce, attend a technical or vocational college, or pursue a multi year and level degree, you have already chosen success. I am proud to have the opportunity to be your principal and wish you the best in your journey.

Administration Team

Karista Koehler

Assistant Principal

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Kathy Kummer

Principal's Secretary

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Jessica Kettler

Attendance Secretary

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Tech Partner Schools

  • Affton High School
  • Bayless High School
  • Brentwood High School
  • Clayton High School
  • Eureka High School
  • Hancock Place
  • Kirkwood High School
  • Ladue High School
  • Lafayette High School
  • Lindbergh High School
  • Maplewood-Richmond Heights
  • Marquette High School
  • Mehlville High School
  • Oakville High School
  • Parkway Central High School
  • Fern Ridge High School
  • Parkway North High School
  • Parkway South High School
  • Parkway West High School
  • Private and Parachial Schools
  • Rockwood Summit High School
  • Valley Park High School
  • Webster Groves High School

Tech Professional Partnerships

Our Business and Industry partnerships bring real world connections to our Career and Technical Education Programs. These customized partnerships can include field experiences, mentoring, advisory board participation, donations and scholarships.
  • Ameren
  • BJC
  • Boeing
  • CISCO Networking
  • Delmar Gardens
  • Home Builders Association
  • Hospitality Business Alliance
  • Mercy Technology Services
  • PARIC Corporation
  • Spire
  • St. Louis County Fire Academy
  • St. Louis County Police Department
  • St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program
  • St. Louis Floor Layers Joint Apprenticeship Program
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