Interested in the Career Center?  Read below to find out more!

Students and teachers 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.

 
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What is the Career Center?
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.

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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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Special Opportunities
Career Center students enjoy a number of special opportunities as part of their experiences. 
  • Internships/Apprenticeships
  • Hands-on Learning
  • Service Learning Opportunities
  • Articulation Agreements with Area Institutions
  • Earning College Credit
  • Special Interest Clubs/Organizations
  • Extension Activities
 
Why Do Students Choose the Career Center? 
Students studying 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.
 
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Find Out More About the Career Center
Culinary Arts studentsIf you are interested, here's how you can find out more about your student's opportunities at Career Center:
  • Browse our school web site and look at our course offerings.
  • Throughout the school year, there will be multiple "Walk and Talk with Parents" opportunities, which allow parents to attend tours of the school and ask any questions they may have. These sessions are informal and allow us to walk and talk.
  • There will also be Career Center Open House nights, where parents and students are encouraged to attend and meet the Career Center teachers.
 
Course Listing

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.
 

Advanced Placement
Courses

CAREER
CENTER 2011/12

STATE
AVERAGE
2011/12

NATIONAL
AVERAGE
2011/12

Social Studies

 

 

 

World History

62/57

58/63

48/53

US History

88/89

60/59

53/55

Psychology

  72/79  

68/66

66/66

Macroeconomics

46/63

62/59

52/55

Microeconomics

56/74

55/67

62/65

European History

86/96

59/59

65/66

Gov. and Politics – US

77/81

61/60

52/52

Gov. and Pol. – Comp

59/81

71/69

59/61

Human Geography

79/83

69/68

51/52

Science

 

 

 

Biology

60/75

52/51

50/50

Chemistry

69/67

55/56

54/55

Environmental Science

64/74

57/56

49/50

Physics B

78/88

65/62

60/61

Physics C

67/88 69/100

71/81 80/88

70/72 72/77

Mathematics

 

 

 

Calculus AB

71/81

50/55

56/59

Calculus BC

88/95

74/77

80/82

Statistics

69/74

59/62

58/59

Computer Science

62/66

59/58

64/63

English

 

 

 

English Language

84/81

64/63

61/60

English Literature

81/77

60/57

57/56

Art/Music

 

 

 

Studio Art 2-D Design

80/84

74/78

72/75

Studio Art 3-D Design

40/33

67/78

61/65

Studio Art Drawing

92/85

76/64

71/73

Art History

72/100

60/52

60/60

Music Theory

85/79

62/61

59/61

Foreign Language

 

 

 

French Language

n/a  89

61/84

55/76

German Language

85/88

76/93

64/77

Japanese Language

100/100

59/80

72/73

Spanish Language

76/91

68/70

69/72

Spanish Literature

73/71

76/66

60/60

Chinese Language

100/100

92/99

94/94

Special Opportunities
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.
 
2006-2007 VoCAT Statistics
Last Modified on August 24, 2014