Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, Lancaster County Public Sending Schools and Lancaster/Lebanon IU13: Strengthening Partnerships between Sending Districts, CTCs, and IU 13 to Support CTE Students with Diverse Needs

Posted on Categories Crosscutting Strategies, Special Populations

At a Glance Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, its sending school districts and the Lancaster/Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 focused on improving their collaboration and communication practices so that they could better serve students with diverse needs. As part of this process, they delineated specific responsibilities among themselves and increased their transparency when working together. … Continue reading Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, Lancaster County Public Sending Schools and Lancaster/Lebanon IU13: Strengthening Partnerships between Sending Districts, CTCs, and IU 13 to Support CTE Students with Diverse Needs

Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center: Early Intervention to Address Student Performance Concerns

Posted on Categories Crosscutting Strategies, Engagement, Engaging At Risk Students, Special Populations

At a Glance Instructors at Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) use alert forms to notify the student, the parents, the counselor, and the executive director if a student’s grade dips below 75% in a class. This early-intervention approach addresses the needs of all students facing barriers to learning, including those from across the … Continue reading Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center: Early Intervention to Address Student Performance Concerns

Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center: Ongoing Support for Students in the Foster Care System

Posted on Categories Special Populations, Youth Who Are in, or Have Aged Out of, the Foster Care System

At a Glance At Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC), the special education facilitator collaborates with the court advocate, caseworkers and sending school faculty to support students who are in the foster care system. Description GJCTC special education facilitator Korie Duryea works closely with the Court Appointed Special Advocate as well as with other … Continue reading Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center: Ongoing Support for Students in the Foster Care System

Lenape Technical School: Using Work Samples to Assess Prospective Students with IEPs

Posted on Categories Individuals with Disabilities, Special Populations

At a Glance Instructors at Lenape Technical School (Lenape Tech) developed work samples to administer to prospective students with IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) to help students determine if a particular CTE program is a good fit for them. Description The administration and instructors at Lenape Tech continue to search for additional information they can provide … Continue reading Lenape Technical School: Using Work Samples to Assess Prospective Students with IEPs

SUN Area Technical Institute:  Early Intervention to Support Students with IEPs

Posted on Categories Individuals with Disabilities

At a Glance SUN Area Technical Institute (SUN Tech) helps students with IEPs transition successfully to SUN Tech and helps minimize their barriers to success once they are enrolled. Description SUN Tech provides resources and support to students with IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) before they enroll and during their time at SUN Tech. The goal … Continue reading SUN Area Technical Institute:  Early Intervention to Support Students with IEPs

A.W. Beattie Career Center: Northern Area Transition Fair Supports Students with Disabilities

Posted on Categories Individuals with Disabilities, Special Populations

At a Glance In collaboration with its nine sending and sponsoring school districts, A.W. Beattie Career Center hosts an annual “Transition Fair” geared towards students with disabilities who may need support transitioning from high school to postsecondary education, employment or independent living. Description For students with disabilities and their families, the transition from high school … Continue reading A.W. Beattie Career Center: Northern Area Transition Fair Supports Students with Disabilities

Thomas Edison High School (The School District of Philadelphia): Hands-on support for English Learners in the CTE classroom

Posted on Categories English Learners, Special Populations

At a Glance At Thomas Edison High School in the School District of Philadelphia, a classroom assistant provides support to English Learners in their CTE classes. Description As of the 2020-2021 school year, approximately 26 percent of students at Thomas Edison High School in the School District of Philadelphia are English Learners (291 students of … Continue reading Thomas Edison High School (The School District of Philadelphia): Hands-on support for English Learners in the CTE classroom

Enrolling and Supporting English Learners in CTE

Posted on Categories English Learners, Special Populations

At a Glance Since 2018, a full-time ESL assistant has worked at Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center (RMCTC) to provide English language learners (ELL) students push-in support services. To create and fund this position, the Reading School District (RSD) and RMCTC administrators collaborated to reallocate a district support staff member to the CTC. Description … Continue reading Enrolling and Supporting English Learners in CTE

Non-traditional Student Day

Posted on Categories Preparing for Non-Traditional Fields, Special Populations

At a Glance Non-traditional students admitted to York County School of Technology attend a Non-traditional Student Day prior to enrollment. During this event, they meet and shadow enrolled and experienced non-traditional students who will serve as mentors to them throughout their high school technical program experience. NOTE: According to the federal law governing and funding … Continue reading Non-traditional Student Day