What is a Technical High School

Report
Way More Than A Diploma
Sheridan Technical High School
Community Meeting
February 2014
History of Technical High Schools in Broward
• Design concept
• Same Administrator as
McFatter Technical
• National Ranking
• National & International
Model
• “A” Rated ~ Atlantic and
McFatter Technical High
Schools
• Small Class Size
• One counselor per
grade
• Post secondary plan
• Honors and AP for all
• Mobile device for every
student
What is a Technical High School ?
• Four years of:
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English
Math
Social Studies
Science
• Academic rigor
– Infused technical handson instruction
– Globally competitive
• Three options after
graduation:
1. University system
2. World of work with
industry credentials
3. Broward College –
transferring credits
What a Technical Center Isn’t
• Not a school with sports • Not a school with
teams
regular “school” food
• Not a school with a
• Not a school with a
band
traditional physical
education class
• Not a school with lots of
academic class choices
• Not a school with a 6 or
7 class period day
• Not a school with lots of
language choices
Best of both worlds…
• Blended curriculum
• Highly sophisticated
learning management
system
• Acquiring skills needed to
engage in a 21st century
workforce
• Digital citizenship, the use
of technology safely,
critically and proactively
College and Career Ready
• Rigor, Relevance and Relationships
• Radical difference in today’s cutting edge career &
technical programs from old “vocational” classes
• Better job developing college & career ready than
many traditional academic programs
• Earn post-secondary credentials & industry
recognized certification, leading to a successful
career
• Opportunities to engage with business/industry
leaders
Value of Career Technical Education
• More likely to graduate from high school and be
engaged in learning
• High quality instruction & small class size
• Work-based learning
• Real world project based initatives
• Active career-technical student organizations
• Association with members of the industry
Value of Online Education
• Enables student centered teaching approaches
that increase student interaction, engagement
and responsibility for their own learning
• Next generation Internet technologies
• More realistic and authentic
Blended Learning Environment
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Ground classroom settings
Instructional richness
Self-paced e-learning
Digital content with a face-to-face instructor
Student able to participate in the typical student
organizations found in traditional high schools
• Student organizations are an important part of the
curriculum to teach leadership and social skills
Course of Study
Current programs for student selection
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Accounting Operations
Administrative Office Specialist
Advanced Esthetics
Air Conditioning Refrigeration & Heating
Applied Information Technology
Architectural Drafting
Automotive Service Technology
Building Trades & Construction Design
Business Ownership
Business Supervision & Management
Computer Systems & Information
Commercial Foods/Culinary Arts
Court Reporting
Cosmetology
Customer Service
Early Childhood Education
Electricity
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Game/Simulation/Animation/ Visual Design
Health Unit Coordinator
Legal Administrative Specialist
Marketing
Medical Assisting
Medical Coder/Biller
Medical Records Transcribing
Network Support (CISCO)
Patient Care Technician
Plumbing
Practical Nursing
Solar Photovoltaic Technology
Solar Thermal Technology
Teacher Assisting
Web Development
And more…….
Daily Life
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Lunches
Transportation
Same counselor
BRACE Advisor- postsecondary plan
• Small class size
• Honors and AP for all
Next Steps….
• Apply!
• GPA 2.0 in core academics
• Level 3 or greater on FCAT score in both reading &
math
• Must live in Broward County south of Sunrise Blvd.
• If coming from a private school there are
recognized standardize tests that are acceptable in
the place of FCAT
• www.browardschoolsmagnetprograms.com
The School Board of Broward County, Florida
School Board Members
Patricia Good, Chair ~ Donna P. Korn, Vice-Chair
Robin Bartleman ~ Abby M. Freedman ~ Laurie Rich Levinson ~Ann Murray ~ Dr.
Rosalind Osgood ~ Nora Rupert
Robert W. Runcie, Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Desmond Blackburn, Chief School Performance & Accountability Officer
Dr. Valerie Wanza, Director School Performance & Accountability Office
Sheridan Technical Center & High School
D. Robert Boegli, Director
Daryl Diamond, PhD, Assistant Director
Annette Johnson, Assistant Director
Thomas Moncilovich, Assistant Director

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