The West Shore School District is a member of the Cumberland-Perry Area Vocational-Technical School. Beginning in the tenth grade, students may elect to pursue an area of interest from a wide course selection available in the vocational and technical fields. Students enrolled in Vo-Tech attend the Vocational-Technical School in the morning and return to the home school in the afternoon for required subjects. Admission is by acceptance through an application process.
Available occupational fields are grouped into two main categories: skilled trade/service occupations and technical programs. Skilled trade and service occupations offer a broad base of instruction designed to prepare individuals for entry opportunities with a group of related occupations. Technical programs offer students a specific area of study which includes solving mathematical and scientific problems. All programs offer a three-year sequence. Students may be accepted into any of these courses for a one- or two-year period if space is available. For more information visit www.cpavts.org
Interested students should go to www.cpavts.org to complete an application online. Acceptance is based on interest, ability, achievement, attendance, and recommendations from teachers and counselors.
B. Social Studies for the Vo-Tech Student
Social Studies classes in 10th and 11th grade will be offered at the Vo-Tech. For students in the Vo-Tech program they need to be aware that in 10th grade their course will be entitled “American Studies”. In 11th grade their course will be entitled “World Studies”.
C. Vocational Students: Graduation and Schedule Requirements
1. Credits: Three (3) credits are awarded each year for successful completion of a vocational program. If a social studies course is taken concurrently, then (1) one credit will be awarded for the social studies and (2) two for the vocational courses.
2. What to do in case of a failure. A student may make up one credit of a failed course in the senior year. All required courses on the prescribed schedule must be made up in summer school each year in order to meet graduation requirements and to continue in the vocational program.
3. The following schedule represents credit adjustments necessary for a Vo-Tech student to earn a West Shore School District diploma.
a. Home school requirements:
Physical Education Driver Education
CUMBERLAND PERRY AREA VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School (CPAVTS) serves students from fourteen high schools in Cumberland, Perry, York, and Adams County. CPAVTS is an extension of your high school, offering intensive instruction in 22 career and technical programs. Students attend CPAVTS for half of their school day, taking courses in their technical program plus social studies. Students attend their sending high school for English, science, mathematics, physical education, and other graduation requirements.
Typically, students attend CPAVTS beginning in tenth grade. However, we will accept students in eleventh and twelfth grade if space permits. Students coming in eleventh and twelfth grade may not be able to complete all Program of Study requirements, but they will gain an advantage in the college and career world compared to a student who has not experienced any career and technical education program.
CAREER PATHWAYS AND PROGRAMS AT CPAVTS
ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
Electrical Construction and Maintenance
ARTS & COMMUNICATIONS
Advertising Art & Design
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Computer Information Systems
Health Careers Technicians
HUMAN SERVICES, HOSPITALITY & TOURISM
Child Care & Guidance
TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS
Auto Collision Technology
Logistics & Warehouse Management
Precision Machine Technology
The Cumberland Perry AVTS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For information regarding civil rights, grievance procedures, or access, contact the Administrative Director at 110 Old Willow Mill Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, 717.697.0354, firstname.lastname@example.org