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Department of College and Career Readiness

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  • High School Themes
  • CTE Programs
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Welcome

College and Career ReadinessThe bar has been raised on what is required for student success in colleges and careers in the 21st Century.  The Department of College and Career Readiness provides rigorous academic and career curriculum that will allow the development of problem solving, critical thinking, as well as essential workplace skills such as innovation, collaboration and teamwork.  Through our career-themed courses and programs, academic excellence will be fostered, which will enable students to explore, compete, and excel in post-secondary education and/or career endeavors.

Paterson’s high schools are now all schools of choice, providing a selection of twelve academic themes.
In addition, a variety of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are available, in which students take a comprehensive sequence of career-themed courses, which can lead to an industry-recognized certification or credential. Throughout the district students can be introduced to an array of thematic academic programs, including:

Architecture

Environmental Science

Information Technology (Network Security)

Business

Finance

Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Childcare

Fine & Performing Arts

Marketing

Construction Trades

Global Studies

Mathematics

Culinary Arts

Government & Public Administration

Science

Earth & Space Science

Health Science (Patient Care Assistant & Dental Assisting)

Teaching & Education

Engineering

Hospitality & Tourism

Technology

 

 

School Themes

School of Information Technology (SoIT)

At SoIT, students are challenged to explore the field of computer software and hardware, highlighted by their Career and Technical Education program of Network Security.
Thematic Area(s) of Study:  Information Technology (Network Security), Technology


School of Government & Public Administration (GoPA)

Highlighted by their Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program, GoPA underscores the importance of government and civics throughout their cohort of classes.
Thematic Area(s) of Study: Government & Public Administration, Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps


School of Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism (CAHTS)

CAHTs has two Career and Technical Education programs, which are aligned with the thematic focus of the school: Professional Chef/Kitchen and Tourism & Travel.
Thematic Area(s) of Study: Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism, Marketing


International High School

In addition to offering its students a cohort of global studies seminars, IHS is also the future site of the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, which is to be offered to Juniors and Seniors beginning September 2017.
Thematic Area(s) of Study: Global Studies


Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Highlighting the academic disciplines of STEM, this school offers its students four pathways: Engineering, Technology, Forensics and Environment Science.
Thematic Area(s) of Study: Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Science, Technology


School of Architecture and Construction Trades (ACT)

At ACT, students are able to enroll in courses which focus on construction, pre-construction & design, as well as the Project Lead the Way engineering program.  The school has plans to soon offer an automotive pathway, as well.
Thematic Area(s) of Study: Architecture, Construction Trades, Engineering, Science, Technology


School of Business, Technology, Marketing & Finance (BTMF)

BTMF offers students four career pathways, three of which are registered Career and Technical Education programs:  Business Administration, Technology, Marketing and Finance/Accounting.
Thematic Area(s) of Study: Business, Finance, Marketing, Technology 


School of Education and Training (SET)

At SET, students are enrolled in one of two thematic pathways:  Childcare and Teacher Training; both require well-rounded emphasis on cross-curricular academics.
Thematic Area(s) of Study: Childcare, Teaching & Education


Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts

RPHS focuses on the fine and performing arts, inclusive of the following programs for which students may audition:  Art, Dance, Drama, instrumental Music/Piano/Vocal, Theatre, and Communication Arts.
Thematic Area(s) of Study:  Fine & Performing Arts


Garrett Morgan Academy for Transportation and Engineering (GMA)

GMA has a strong emphasis on math and science, much in part to their Career and Technical Education program, Project Lead the Way engineering curriculum.
Thematic Area(s) of Study: Engineering, Technology


Academy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER)

Framed in the context of Earth and Space Science, students at PANTHER enroll in a cohort of courses that emphasize fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Thematic Area(s) of Study: Earth & Space Science, Science, Technology


Academy of Health Science (HARP)

Students with a strong science background can enroll in one of HARP’s two Career and Technical Education programs: Patient Care Assistant and Dental Assisting.
Thematic Area(s) of Study:  Health Science (Patient Care Assistant & Dental Assisting)

 

CTE Programs

What is Career and Technical Education (CTE)?

CTECareer and Technical Education, or “CTE”, are programs that offer academic and career-oriented courses in a given industry or career cluster, targeted at preparing students for high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand positions.   Courses have an emphasis on 21st Century skills, which translate to the job site, as well as a collegiate classroom.

Each CTE Program is guided by an Advisory Board, composed of individuals whose experience and abilities represent a cross section of a particular industry.  Many students have the opportunity to gain work experience via shadowing, internships and Structured Learning Experiences (SLEs).  Each program follows a three- or four-course sequence, culminating in an end-of-program examination in which student can earn an industry-recognized certification or credential.  Students in CTE Programs participate in Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), where they are able to network and implement their learning in industry-centered competitions.

 

Our District’s CTE Programs

Paterson Public Schools has an array of high school CTE Programs at many sites throughout the district.  To learn more about each program, click on the links below:

Program

Location / School

Network Security

School of Information Technology at EHS (SoIT)

JROTC

School of Government and Public Administration at EHS (GoPA)

Construction Trades

School of Architecture and Construction Trades at JFK (ACT)

Marketing

School of Business, Technology, Marketing, & Finance at JFK (BTMF)

Banking and Financial Services

School of Business, Technology, Marketing, & Finance at JFK (BTMF)

Executive Assistant

School of Business, Technology, Marketing, & Finance at JFK (BTMF)

Dental Assisting

Academy of Health Science(HARP)

Nursing Assistant

Academy of Health Science(HARP)

Engineering (2 locations)

School of Architecture and Construction Trades at JFK (ACT)

Garrett Morgan Academy for Transportation and Engineering

Childcare

School of Education and Training at JFK (SET)

Tourism & Travel

School of Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism at Eastside

Kitchen Support Staff
(transitioning to Professional Chef)

School of Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism at Eastside

 

 

Teacher Resources

STANDARDS
New Jersey Student Learning Standards
http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/

NJSLS Standard 8 - Technology
http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/2014/tech/

NJSLS Standard 9
http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/career/

Career Ready Practices
http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/2014/career/CareerReadyPractices.pdf

Career Ready Practices – Poster
http://www.state.nj.us/education/cte/hl/CRP.pdf

Common Career Technical Core
https://www.careertech.org/cctc

Common Core State Standards
http://www.corestandards.org

OTHER RESOURCES

New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE)
http://www.nj.gov/education/cte/

New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development and Technical Assistance
https://homeroom5.doe.state.nj.us/events/

Structured Learning Experiences
http://www.nj.gov/education/cte/sle/

Career Equity Resource Center (CERC) Learning Modules
http://www.nj.gov/education/cte/cerc/modules/

NJDOE-Specific Career Cluster Information and Resources
http://www.nj.gov/education/cte/career/

Career Clusters & Associated Resources
https://www.careertech.org/career-clusters

National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education
http://ctecenter.ed.gov

Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE)
https://www.acteonline.org

CTSOs
New Jersey CTSOs
http://www.nj.gov/education/cte/ctso.htm

SkillsUSA
http://www.skillsusa.org

HOSA
http://www.hosa.org

DECA
http://www.deca.org

FBLA
http://www.fbla-pbl.org

TSA
http://www.tsaweb.org

FCCLA
http://www.fcclainc.org

STUDENT GROWTH OBJECTIVES

AchieveNJ for Teachers: Modules

SGO General Rubric CTE 11

SGO General Rubric CTE 12

SGO Standard Alignment

SGO1 Depth of Knowledge

SGO General 1 Sample CTE:   Accounting    BTMF    CAHTS

SGO3 General Tiered Sample CTE:   9   Accounting   ACT   BTMF   CAHTS   SET

SGO3 Specific Sample CTE:    BTMF    ACT    CAHTS    SET

SGO3 Specific Tiered Sample:    CAHTS    ACT    SET

 

Contact Us

Will Graulich

Supervisor of College and Career Readiness
973-321-2245
Email: wgraulich@paterson.k12.nj.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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