Student Success Form

Posted on Categories Recruitment and Retention, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance Students with IEPs who are applying to Erie County Technical School (ECTS), their parents and their case managers complete a student success form to help inform families of the expectations and requirements for CTE programs at ECTS. Description To help support prospective students with IEPs and their families as they consider applying … Continue reading Student Success Form

Skill Alignment for CTE Programs

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Recruitment and Retention, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance Delaware County Technical Schools (DCTS) created skill alignment charts for each CTE program that document the math and literacy skills integrated into programs as well as the physical considerations and essential skills for each program. Description DCTS instructors and student services staff (special education teachers and math and literacy coaches) collaborated to … Continue reading Skill Alignment for CTE Programs

Facilitating Special Education Services

Posted on Categories Special Needs Students / IEPs, Student Engagement

At a Glance To support the success of students enrolled at the Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center (NWCTC), the CTC partners with the Westmoreland County Intermediate Unit to employ a Special Education Facilitator. The facilitator provides learning support to students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and coordinates services between four participating high schools. Description … Continue reading Facilitating Special Education Services

Assessing Student Interest and Skills to Guide Program Placement

Posted on Categories Recruitment and Retention, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance Students with IEPs who will be attending Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (CWCTC) complete a career interest inventory and talent assessment program so that they can make informed decisions about which CTE program might best align with their interests and skills. Description The Learning Support Facilitator at CWCTC wanted to improve … Continue reading Assessing Student Interest and Skills to Guide Program Placement

CTC as an Economic and Community Development Leader

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Development & Postsecondary Prep, Engagement, Student Engagement, Students Needs

At a Glance Through a partnership with Blueprints (a community non-profit organization focused on helping families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency), SouthWest Training Services, Inc. and the Greene County Redevelopment Authority, Greene County Career & Technology Center (GCCTC) hired students in the electrical and construction trades program to rehabilitate 15 abandoned homes in the community. Description … Continue reading CTC as an Economic and Community Development Leader

Funding Student Educational Needs through Partnership with Foundation

Posted on Categories At Risk Students, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Engagement, Students Needs

Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center:  Funding Student Educational Needs through Partnership with Foundation At a Glance Through a collaboration between Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) and the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, SCCTC students who are financially eligible can receive scholarships to pay for the necessary expenses of their CTE program … Continue reading Funding Student Educational Needs through Partnership with Foundation

Weekly Enrichment Period

Posted on Categories At Risk Students, Instruction, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Students Needs

At a Glance At Lenape Technical School, a comprehensive technical high school, all academic and CTE teachers must provide enrichment activities, makeup work, or other assistance to students during a set weekly time. Description To reduce the number of students with failing grades and the number of failing grades per student, Lenape Technical School (Lenape … Continue reading Weekly Enrichment Period

Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School: NOCTI Assessment Support for Students with IEPs

Posted on Categories NOCTI Prep, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance Admiral Peary Area Vocation Technical School (APAVTS) students with IEPs are offered a range of support services to help prepare for the NOCTI assessments. These ongoing services are aligned to meet the specific learning needs of students. Description At APAVTS, the difference in performance on the NOCTI and NIMS assessments between students … Continue reading Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School: NOCTI Assessment Support for Students with IEPs

Schuylkill Technology Center: School Climate Initiative

Posted on Categories At Risk Students, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance In 2016, Schuylkill Technology Center (STC) implemented the School Climate Initiative based on the work of the National School Climate Center (NSCC). The School Climate Initiative is a comprehensive effort to build strong school-to-student and school-to-family relationships so that students and families are connected and engaged in the school experience. The initiative … Continue reading Schuylkill Technology Center: School Climate Initiative

Upper Bucks County Technical School: NOCTI Preparation and Support for Students with IEPs

Posted on Categories NOCTI Prep, Professional Development, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance All students at Upper Bucks County Technical School (UBCTS) are provided multiple levels of support to help them prepare for the NOCTI exams. Students with IEPs are given additional assistance as required and needed to help them succeed on the tests. Description The difference in performance on the NOCTI and NIMS assessments … Continue reading Upper Bucks County Technical School: NOCTI Preparation and Support for Students with IEPs