Monday, May 13, 2013
CSC Career Tech Charter High School to Expand to Newport
Career Tech Charter High School is excited to announce that the Lincoln County School District Board has unanimously approved renewal of its charter with Community Services Consortium, along with approval of a new satellite campus in Newport. The charter includes a 20-student increase to Career Tech, bringing its enrollment capacity from 60 to 80 students in three locations.
Career Tech is a public charter school that provides an educational alternative for youth who have had difficulty finding success in the traditional school environment or who are seeking an alternative approach. The school provides individualized instruction in small classes and the opportunity to develop positive relationships with teachers and adults in the community through hands-on work.
“We started exploring the possibility of opening a campus in Newport last year, because we felt that we could fill a need for educational alternatives in central Lincoln County,” says Sean Larsen, Career Tech principal and manager of youth programs for CSC’s Workforce and Education Department.
Career Tech serves 40 students at its original location in Lincoln City (in Lincoln Square on the 4th floor of the City Hall building); partners with Angell Job Corps in Yachats to serve another 20 students; and will now serve 20 students at the new satellite campus in development in Newport this fall.
The Newport satellite campus will utilize existing Career Tech curricula and will offer apprenticeship-like opportunities to students through CSC’s Natural Resource Crews, which will become a program of the school, and a construction program modeled after YouthBuild, a nation-wide job training and leadership development program. CSC has successfully operated a YouthBuild program in Linn County for 13 years.
“Through these programs, students will have the opportunity to access job readiness and occupational skills training alongside their academic preparation, “says Larsen.
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