Dennis Technical Education Center

May 2022

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About Us

The Dennis Technical Education Center provides Career and Technical Education for high school Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Serving the Boise School District and partnering with Kuna High School, Bishop Kelly High School, home-school, and online school students.

To learn more about the courses and programs we offer, check out the DTEC Program Guide.

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Here's to YOU!

All of us here at DTEC would like to take a moment to express our sincere thanks to all of you, our amazing DTEC families and community, for this great 2021-22 school year. It has been a true pleasure working with your kids this year. Have a fantastic summer break! BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATING SENIORS!!!

DTEC May EOC Schedule

The Boise School District holds End of Course exams (EOCs) the last four days of school. Because of the need to coordinate testing schedules between DTEC and home high schools, your student's DTEC schedule will be different Friday, May 20th through Wednesday, May 25th.

5/18: Seniors' last day at DTEC.

5/20: No Students attend DTEC. No busses run to DTEC.

5/23: Only Block 1 students attend DTEC 9am-12pm; Busses run***

5/24: Only Block 2 students attend DTEC 9am-12pm; Busses run***

5/25: Only Block 3 students attend DTEC 9am-12pm; Busses run***

Weds 5/25: Last day of school! Happy Summer Break!!!

*** Bussed students must catch the 8:30am bus at their home high school to DTEC***

Operation Rebuild - Status Update & an Invitation

The Humvee has been rolling between the auto tech, diesel, auto body, and welding shops all month long in anticipation of our May deadline. Students and staff are finishing up the wiring and sanding, and adhering our custom-made decals!

This project has been a labor of love and a true collaboration between our DTEC programs. Let's have a round of applause for every student who helped with the project and every teacher whose dedication helped bring it to fruition. You all are outstanding!

On Monday, May 16th, 2022 DTEC and the Army National Guard will host an unveiling ceremony for the community and all of the students who contributed to the project - click on the flyer for more details and follow us @dtec_bsd for photos of the big reveal!

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Student Summer Worker Program!

The Boise School District Facilities and Operations is hiring student summer laborers! Students 16 and older can get paid experience working in carpentry, mechanic, electrical, warehouse, custodial, plumbing, HVAC, grounds or paint shops, all within an education-first professional environment. Pay is $13/hr.

A Fond Farewell to Principal Hutchison

Principal Jason Hutchison, who has led us here at DTEC for the last 5 years, will be moving on to a new role as the Director of HR at the end of this school year.

Mr. Hutchison, from all of the staff here at DTEC, thank you for your leadership, genuineness, empathy, and enthusiasm for sportsball. We will miss you!

Graphic Design Student Movie Posters

Highlight of Healthcare Professions Industry Experiences

Healthcare professions students at DTEC have built-in clinical and industry experiences in their classes -- EMT students go on ambulance ride-alongs, CNA students gain experience in long-term care facilities and hospitals, and Dental students attend weekly job shadows in local dentist offices. These experiences are an invaluable peek into the day-to-day realities of the jobs, and a vital step to helping students decide if and how they want to continue in the healthcare field after high school.

Below is a written summary from Dental Assisting student Karmelle as she reflects upon the experiences of her previous week's job shadow in a local dentist office. Enjoy hearing directly from our wonderful students!

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School Calendar

5/4 - SkillsUSA Class Representatives meetings at DTEC

5/11 - SkillsUSA Officer meetings at DTEC

5/18 - Last day for Seniors at home high schools and DTEC!

5/20 - No students at DTEC (EOCs at home high schools)

5/23 - DTEC 1st Block EOC 9am-12pm

5/24 - DTEC 2nd Block EOC 9am-12pm

5/25 - DTEC 3rd Block EOC 9am-12pm & LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!

DTEC Bell Schedule


Block 1: 8:00-9:25

Block 2: 10:37-12:02

Block 3: 1:55-3:12

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:

Block 1: 8:00-9:25

Block 2: 10:12-11:37

Block 3: 1:45-3:12

**Note: Our schedule for Blocks 2 and 3 is different on Mondays due to teacher collaboration time.

Thank-A-Teacher Program

Do you have a DTEC teacher you would like to thank for teaching students industry standards in order to have employable skills past high school graduation? Would you like to donate to the student assistance fund to help students who struggle to pay for items such as welding equipment, coveralls, safety glasses, etc.; or would you like to donate to the school’s general fund for staff appreciation activities and recognition?

Here’s how:

  1. Visit
  2. Click the green “Donate” button
  3. Enter the amount
  4. Enter the school name (DTEC) and Classroom Teacher/Project. This can be teacher name, general account, student assistance fund, or program i.e. Auto Tech
  5. Comments – If you’d like to write a comment to the teacher, the Foundation will forward your comments along with your donation.

Wanted: Donated Vehicles for Student Projects

If you have a running vehicle that is no longer in use and would like to donate it for our students to learn on, please contact John Connor at
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DTEC Operations Plan

Click this link to access our Operations Plan, detailing practices and protocols that are in place to begin the school year.

Questions? Please Contact Us!

Dennis Technical Education Center

3324 S Milwaukee St Suite 110, Boise, ID 83709

If you have any questions regarding our school or your child's specific program, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (208) 854-5810

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Boise School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all individuals. Learn more...