Project Connect is an alternative education program designed to help high school students ages 16-19 acquire a marketable skill while earning the credits necessary to receive a high school diploma. The school week includes 15 hours of academic instruction and 15 hours of occupational instruction. During the six hours in the school day, students are in Project Connect for three hours and they are in a tech program for the other three hours.
**See intake / interview schedule on page 54.
Students must be referred by partner school principals or counselors. Contact the following to make a referral:
Students must meet graduation requirements of their partner schools. Through one-on-one counseling, students contract to earn the credits needed for a high school diploma. Credits are transcripted by the partner high school.
Local Program (High School Only Program)
|1. Assist students with gaining the knowledge and understanding of required academic courses with 85% accuracy as presented in individual academic contracts.|
|2. Practice effective communication and life skills.|
|3. Provide students with the writing, grammar and math skills necessary to become a successful employee.|
|4. Provide students with the study skills and critical thinking skills needed to prepare them for higher education and training.|
|5. Develop character traits that will contribute to success in the workplace and society.|
Suggested Entry Level Skills
Instructor and Program Information
We are happy to speak with students/parents (for students under 18) about grades, learning progress, classroom behavior, or any other questions or concerns you may have about our class. Email is the easiest way to contact us; we check email daily and try to respond within 24 hours. You can also call after school (3:15-4:15) to speak to me.
Students are expected to meet the course goals and demonstrate their understanding of specific concepts. Various instructional strategies will be used: lecture, textbooks, digital handouts, hands-on practice with manipulatives, class discussions, Internet tutorials, leadership activities, guest speakers and special projects. Students will work independently and in groups. Assignments require students to use academic skills of reading, writing and math along with technical skills.
- Students are required to pass a safety test with a grade of 100%
- Safe operation of equipment and safe work habits will ensure the personal well being of students
- Students must wear appropriate personal protective equipment for the task they are doing
- Report any malfunction of equipment to the instructor immediately
- Do not move or tamper with equipment; the equipment is set up and arranged in a necessary manner
- Follow all class policies and procedures; comply with substitute requests even if different from normal routine
- Students will remain in class; no passes out of the room unless a student is requested by the office
- For safety reasons; some programs may limit access to the shop or lab when there is a substitute
- Help the substitute in any way you can and be a positive representative of CV Tech
Speak kindly. Good communication with peers and instructors is an important skill. Actions such as gossiping, inappropriate joking, cursing, derogatory remarks, and disruptions are unprofessional and will not be tolerated.
Arrive ready. When the bell rings, be in assigned seat and in uniform (if required).
Time on task. Spend time on task: participate in instructional activities, follow directions, work with peers, etc.
Clean. A clean work space is necessary for safety. Every student will clean as they go and clean at the end of the day.
Ask for help. It is normal to have questions about difficult sections of learning. Please ask for help by raising your hand to have a section explained again or ask to step into the office if you would like to speak privately.
Track progress. Students will use a plan of study to track their progress. Failing to meet deadlines will result in zeros.
Break Time. Use your break for personal business (restroom, phone calls, food, drink); you must go to the break area.
Cell phones. While cell phones are convenient, they are a distraction to your learning. Please put them on silent and put them in the designated location. Refer to the CVTC Student Handbook for the school policy.
Professional behavior. Display professional behavior at all times; this means no horseplay, yelling, etc.
Solve problems. If a discipline problem should arise, the steps below will be followed:
1st Incident – Warning and in class student/teacher conference to find a solution to the problem
2nd Incident – Student/teacher conference and parent notification
3rd Incident – Parent/student/teacher conference; conference may include administrator or counselor as needed
4th Incident – Administrator notified and consequence to be determined
Severe disruptions or repeated problem behavior will result in removal from class and administrator notification
CV Tech Student Handbook Topics
The instructor will discuss the following topics in the student handbook. The handbook can be accessed at cvtech.edu.