Technical skills transferable to secondary schools: University, Community Colleges and/or Technical Schools.
Work ethics</li></li></ul><li>What Does SOT Offer Shelby County Students<br /><ul><li>The opportunity for a student to test his/her capability in field of interest before entering college or any secondary school.
Competitions in regional, state and national levels.
How Do I Get There?<br />THERE ARE 2 WAYS:<br />ONE WAY<br />LEAVE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL AND COME TO THE SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR 2 HOURS FOR AN ELECTIVE COURSE.<br />OR<br />High School<br />YOU CAN TRAVEL BY <br />BUS OR CAR<br />School of Technology<br />
How Do I Get There?<br />SECOND WAY:<br />AS AN ALL DAY STUDENT……<br />IN THE CAREER<br />ACADEMY <br />PROGRAM !<br />WORKING TOGETHER<br />FOR A BETTER FUTURE!<br />
TELL ME MORE<br />The Career Academy Program is offered for all eight Shelby County high school students in the 10th, 11thand 12th grade.<br />WHY WOULD MY CHILD WANT TO ATTEND THE SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY ALL DAY?<br />The CAPS Program provides a smaller environment, more one-on-one with teachers, career planning and better focus.<br />
TELL ME MORE<br />SOUNDS INTERESTING…BUT DIFFERENT<br />BENEFITS<br />Smaller classes Leave familiar place<br />More one-on-one Distance<br />Connected to career technical class Smaller environment<br />Less travel <br />Different environment<br />Less drama!!<br />Better grades<br />New friends<br />Diversity- 8 different high schools<br />DISADVANTAGES<br />
QUESTIONS???<br />What kind of diploma will my child receive? The same as if he/she were attending his/her high school.<br />What types of diplomas do you offer? Advanced and regular diplomas.<br />What curriculum do you offer? The same as your child is taking at his/her high school.<br />
QUESTIONS???<br />What about graduation? Your child can either graduate from his/her high school or with us.<br />What school will be on the diploma? Whatever high school your child attends. The diploma will say: Calera, Chelsea, Montevallo, Oak Mountain, Pelham, Shelby County High, Thompson or Vincent.<br />Is the CAPS Program a high school? No, we are a program designed to assist high schools in helping students mature in academics, work ethics and future career plans.<br />
QUESTIONS???<br />Can my child be involved in extra curricular activity? The School of Technology says yes, but it will depend on your child’s high school policy. Each high school is different.<br />What if my child is on an advanced diploma and would like to take a foreign language? If your child is in CAPS, he/she will be enrolled in a web-based computer course, called ACCESS, which is monitored by a facilitator. There is a state certified teacher over the internet. The course is considered an on-line course.<br />
QUESTIONS???<br />What if my student just wants to come for 2 hours and needs a foreign language? We have independent courses (history, health, BTA and fine arts) at the School of Technology, which allows your child to take a course at home. This frees your child up for a period at their high school so he/she can be scheduled for a foreign language.<br />
QUESTIONS???<br />My child is planning on going to college. Won’t this interfere with his/her plans?<br />No, on the contrary. The School of Technology provides all clusters of careers except for the arts. If your child takes a career technical class with us, then he/she is better prepared in work skills and college. Your child can do both: be an advanced student or regular student and attend the School of Technology then go on to college. Your child will have the basic technical skills needed for his/her career field. Why not do both?<br />
QUESTIONS???<br />Can students transfer any courses to a community college or university? We have articulation agreements with most secondary schools in Alabama. Most of our courses will count toward a basic course or an elective in college or at a university. If not, then your child can take a test to exempt the class. This is like having a free class. Your student may not have to take the course again. It will depend on the school in which your child plans to attend. Always ask!<br />
MORE QUESTIONS???<br />How many credits does my child receive for taking a career technical course? Your child will receive 2 credits a year. After two years of taking a career technical class, your child will receive a certificate of completion, which recognizes skills learned.<br />What about my child’s grades? Where do they go? We send your child’s grades back to his/her high school. <br />Can my child start as a 2 hour student and then transfer to CAPS? Yes, we can transfer academics anytime during the year. Your child must go through proper procedure for entry into CAPS.<br />
MORE QUESTIONS???<br />Can my child come to the School of Technology, for a career technical class, in the middle of the school year? In most cases, no. It is very difficult to transfer career technical credits. Once a career technical class has begun, it is difficult to bring in a new student. There are only two exceptions: Public Service and Landscaping.<br />
MORE QUESTIONS???<br />Okay, I’m interested in the CAPS Program. What steps do I need to take to have my child enrolled? Due to the limited number of students enrolled in the program (approximately 100 – 110), your child will be competing for a slot in the program. There are several steps to take to be accepted into the program:<br />
STEPS FOR CAPS<br />You must call Patty Fant, counselor at the School of Technology, and set up an appointment for your child and a parent or guardian.<br />You can reach Mrs. Fant at 682-6584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.<br />Mrs. Fant will meet with parent and student to explain the program in more detail.<br />
STEPS FOR CAPS<br />4. Mrs. Fant will look at grades, behavior and attendance. <br />5. The student must be up-to-date with credits. They can not be behind. If the student has failed a course, he/she must make it up in summer school.<br />6. The parent and student will take a tour of the Career Academy Program in progress to feel and see the environment.<br />
STEPS FOR CAPS<br />7. The parent and student will receive a tour of the career technical field of interest.<br />8. Mrs. Fant will provide the student with an excuse to return to school.<br />9. The parent will receive a letter in May to inform the parent of the status of his/her child: accepted or on waiting list.<br />
STEPS FOR CAPS<br />10. If the student is accepted, he/she must enroll in his/her high school and with the School of Technology.<br />11. All grades will be sent to your child’s high school.<br />12. All students are evaluated at the end of the semester based on grades, attendance and behavior. Failure to maintain proper grades, attendance and good behavior, can jeopardize a student to be dismissed from the program and return to his/her high school.<br />
SOT/CAPS Goals For Students<br /><ul><li>To be the best he/she can be
To provide the best education on a personal level
To ensure the safety and well-being of students
To prepare students for a career track toward a 4-year university, community college, technical school, military or work.</li></li></ul><li>SOT/CAPS Goals For Students<br /><ul><li>To assist in maturity and responsibility