Interested in the Career Center? Read below to find out more!
Many of you may not have heard about Career Center. We'd like to offer you some opportunities to find out more about us and why so many students make the choice to attend Career Center. Click here to see what a Career Center and Home School schedule might look like next year.
Click here to see the 2012-2013 Student Handbook. It has information regarding schedules and school policies.
What is the Career Center?
For over 30 years, Career Center has served as an extension of the regular high school programs. Students maintain their affiliation with their home high schools while completing Career Center courses. Students may take Advanced Placement, Career Technical, and Regular Curriculum courses. Career Center offers a challenging academic environment and unique learning opportunities.
Who attends the Career Center?
Career Center serves students from each of the county's high schools. Over 1000 students are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses and about 750 are enrolled in Career Technical courses. An additional 150 students take specialty courses offered as part of the regular curriculum. Career Center students are primarily juniors and seniors, although a select number of courses are open to underclassmen. AP World History, Japanese and Chinese I and II, are open to 9th graders. AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science and AP Human Geography are open to 10th graders.
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Career Center students enjoy a number of special opportunities as part of their experiences.
Why Do Students Choose the Career Center?
We asked students this past year why they chose Career Center ---- why they chose to be part of two high school communities, why they chose to 'leave their home school' and travel to our school on Highland Avenue? Why do over 2200 students do this every day? Their reasons boiled down to three basic categories : Career Center is the best place to prepare for their college or career path . Career Center's quality of instruction, diversity of classes, and breadth of courses offered is unmatched. Career Center students have great benefits including the opportunity to meet like-minded students from other schools across the county. They often have a break in the daily routine with a travel period.
Find Out More About the Career Center
If you are interested, here's how you can find out more about your student's opportunities at Career Center:
Since we have so many courses, it is impossible to list them all right here.
Click here for the 2012-13 Quick Reference Registration Guide which lists all course offerings (updated Jan. 28, 2013)
Click on this link to get more information on each class we offer.
How do I Register?
Students register for Career Center courses during their regular registration process at their home schools. Simply request with your guidance counselor to take your desired course(s) at Career Center.
Statistics for AP Courses
Our Advanced Placement students consistently perform above both state and national averages. Below is a comparison of proficiency percentages based on the 2011 and 2012 AP exam scores. Proficiency is defined as scoring a 3 or above on an Advanced Placement exam.
Career Center's Career Technical students also consistently perform better than other students in the state on the VoCATS exams. Below is a comparison over time of the percentage of students scoring proficient (Level III or IV) on their exams.