Pre-Tech (sophomores only)

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Program Description

Pre-Technical Education is a one-year, six-period program for sophomores who thrive in project-oriented experiences that emphasize applied academics. Students are involved in a wide variety of cutting-edge technical activities where they learn science, mathematics, and communication skills while building personal development assets. Much of the learning takes place outside a traditional classroom and instead uses authentic locations to engage reluctant students and to provide experiences for deeper and more relevant learning. The teaching strategy employed by the program’s instructors is to create “teachable moments” frequently by giving students new and challenging experiences by exploring curriculum content from the many various programs offered at the center. Any student would find this program a refreshing alternative to conventional classroom instruction and it is particularly valuable to students who may be frustrated academically.

Entrance Prerequisites

Applicants must have a ninth grade transcript that shows an award of five full credits including:
• 1 math
• 1 English
• 1 Social Studies
• 1 Science
• 1 Elective

Curriculum Components

Students select one of three curricular areas to focus on throughout the year.
All three curriculum tracks are representative of the programs the center offers.

  • Pre-Tech 1: Building Technology and Automotive
  • Pre-Tech 2: Information Technology, Digital Media and Engineering
  • Pre-Tech 3: Health, Foods and Human Services
  • Pre-Tech 4: Natural Resources

High School Credits Awarde

One integrated credit each in:
• English
• Math
• Science
• Fine Arts
• Physical Education
• Elective

What’s Next

Students succeeding in this program are invited to apply for another career
and technical education program in their junior year.