Carbon Career & Technical Institute

CCTI is a comprehensive career and technical school offering both academic studies and career and technical studies in a full and half day format. The school serves students in grades 9, 10, 11 & 12 from the five Carbon County School Districts (Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, Palmerton, Panther Valley, and Weatherly). We also offer FLEX scheduling for students who want to get a portion of a program to round out their high school curriculum and perhaps provide them with some skill or information to give them an edge in their college career.

Our goal is to prepare students to pursue a variety of options: 2 year college or technical school; 4 year college; military or entry into the workforce. By addressing the diversity of opportunities available to our students, we feel they will be able to make informed decisions as to the career path they wish to select. If you would like to visit or need more information, please call our guidance department at 570-325-3682 ext 1506.

CCTI believes all students should acquire the skills and knowledge to enter the workforce or to enroll in a post-secondary educational program.

Comprehensive plan – Comprehensive Plan _ 2023 – 2026

We are committed to:

  • Using real world examples to teach essential concepts
  • Applying technology to career and technical tasks
  • Maintaining rigorous and relevant curriculum
  • Providing extra help to meet students’ needs
  • Engaging all students in active learning

*Case Managers (special education teachers) must send an invitation to the LEA from the district of residence and they must be present in order to proceed with the IEP.

At the student’s initial intake IEP meeting; a team including the Special Education Supervisor for CCTI; the guardian; the LEA, the sending school district’s special education teacher and the technical teachers (regular education teacher) from CCTI discuss the student’s current IEP/504 Plan and make revisions for placement (timeline); program (technical program); and supports and interventions appropriate to the student’s needs upon entering CCTI.

Both CCTI guidance counselor and the District of Residence guidance counselor are continually involved in the initial meetings and all subsequent meetings regarding all students with special services (see IEP’s sign in page).*

  • CCTI – 2016-2017 School Performance Profile

    Carbon Career & Technical Institute Achieves Top SPP Score for Fourth Consecutive Year

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education has recently released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile for the 2016-17 school year.  This public site (http://www.paschoolperformance.org) provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state.

    We are proud to announce that our SPP Academic Score for the 2016-17 school year rose from 91.2 to 91.7.  There are 16 comprehensive career and technical schools in Pennsylvania.  For the fourth consecutive year CCTI’s SPP Academic Score is the highest score in the state among these 16 comprehensive career and technical schools. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our students, parents, staff, JOC, and all stakeholders within the community, CCTI has achieved this commendable ranking. The score also compares favorably to all high school building scores throughout the county and state. For the third year in a row, CCTI has the highest score in Carbon County.

    The performance score is designed with several purposes in mind:

    to inform the public of school performance
    to provide a building level score for educators as part of their evaluation system
    to allow the public to compare schools across the state
    to give schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and needs

    Test scores, progress in closing achievement gaps, and degree of student growth over time are factored into the scoring while other identifiers of high achieving schools are also considered: graduation, promotion, and attendance rates as well as evidence of offering rigorous courses factor into the calculation.  Schools may also earn extra points beyond the 100 point scoring system for those students who have earned advanced scores on the state, industry, and Advanced Placement Exams.

    In addition to the scoring aspect of the site, the public can compare schools within and across the state.  For schools, the site also offers supports for schools to consider as they identify needs in the academic profile. Administrators and staff in our district have begun to review the data and calculations.

    Per our goals and objectives, we continue to study the elements that are used to determine our score, and develop plans to improve achievement and raise the school score as much as possible.  We revised our curricula, master schedule, and delivery systems, and work as a team to maintain our high standards for grading, attendance, and work ethic.

    We are once again pleased with our indicators of academic growth (PVAAS) which illustrate that our students exceeded the state’s expectations for growth when they enter CCTI.  Our career and technical based industry standard (NOCTI/NIMS) overall score of 91% of our students scoring Advanced (80%) or Competent (20%) is above the state average. The overall score combines written and performance scores. And finally, our State Audit Reports from 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017 show no findings.

  • CCTI – 2015-2016 School Performance Profile

    Carbon Career & Technical Institute Achieves Top SPP Score for Third Consecutive Year                   

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education has recently released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile for the 2015-16 school year.  This public site (http://www.paschoolperformance.org) provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state. This is the 4th consecutive year that PDE has calculated and released these scores.

    We are proud to announce that our SPP Academic Score for the 2015-16 school year rose almost 3 points to 91.2.  There are 18 comprehensive career and technical schools in Pennsylvania.  For the third straight year CCTI’s SPP Academic Score is the highest score in the state among these 18 comprehensive career and technical schools. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our students, parents, staff, JOC, and all stakeholders within the community, CCTI has achieved this commendable ranking. The score also compares favorably to all high school building scores throughout the county and state. For the second year in a row, CCTI has the highest score in Carbon County.

    The performance score is designed with several purposes in mind:

    • to inform the public of school performance
    • to provide a building level score for educators as part of their evaluation system
    • to allow the public to compare schools across the state
    • to give schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and needs

    While public schools across the state have previously received designations under No Child Left Behind (e.g., Made Adequate Yearly Progress, Making Progress, Warning, School Improvement, Corrective Action), schools now receive an academic performance score based upon many data points.  Test scores, progress in closing achievement gaps, and degree of student growth over time are factored into the scoring while other identifiers of high achieving schools are also considered: graduation, promotion, and attendance rates as well as evidence of offering rigorous courses factor into the calculation.  Schools may also earn extra points beyond the 100 point scoring system for those students who have earned advanced scores on the state, industry, and Advanced Placement Exams.

    In addition to the scoring aspect of the site, the public can compare schools within and across the state.  For schools, the site also offers supports for schools to consider as they identify needs in the academic profile. Administrators and staff in our district have begun to review the data and calculations.

    Per our goals and objectives, we continue to study the elements that are used to determine our score, and develop plans to improve achievement and raise the school score as much as possible.  We revised our curricula, master schedule, and delivery systems, and work as a team to maintain our high standards for grading, attendance, and work ethic.

    We are once again pleased with our indicators of academic growth (PVAAS) which illustrate that our students exceeded the state’s expectations for growth when they enter CCTI.  Our career and technical based industry standard (NOCTI/NIMS) overall score of 94% of our students scoring Advanced (73%) or Competent (21%) is above the state average. The overall score combines written and performance scores. And finally, our State Audit Reports from 2011, 2013, and 2015 show no findings.

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  • CCTI – 2014-2015 School Performance Profile

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education has recently released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile. This public site (http://www.paschoolperformance.org) provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state. The performance score is designed with several purposes in mind:

    • to inform the public of school performance
    • to provide a building level score for educators as part of their evaluation system
    • to allow the public to compare schools across the state
    • to give schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and needs

    We are proud to announce that our Pennsylvania School Performance Profile Academic Score for the 2014-15 school year rose 9.2 percentage points to 88.4%.  There are 18 comprehensive career and technical schools in Pennsylvania.  For the second consecutive year, CCTI’s SPP Academic Score is the highest score in the state among these 18 comprehensive career and technical schools. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our students, parents, staff, JOC, and all stakeholders within the community, CCTI has achieved this commendable ranking. The score the highest school building score in Carbon and neighboring Schuylkill county.

    For the 2013-14 school year, CCTI’s School Performance Profile score was 79.2.  Since then we studied the elements that were used to determine our score, and developed plans to raise the school score in the future. We revised our curricula, master schedule, and delivery systems, and worked as a team to maintain our high standards for grading, attendance, and work ethic.

    In addition, we are once again pleased with our indicators of academic growth (PVAAS) for all three keystone subjects which illustrate that our students exceeded the state’s expectations for growth when they enter CCTI. We were awarded the maximum points for growth in Biology and Literature.  We were awareded 80% of the points in Algebra I.  Our career and technical based industry standard(NOCTI/NIMS)  overall score of 96% of our students scoring Advanced (80%) or Competent (14%) is  well above the state average. The overall score combines written and performance scores. And finally, our most recent  State Audit Report showed no findings.

     

    See chart below:  CCTI’s SPP Academic Score is the highest score in the state among these 18 comprehensive career and technical schools.

    14-15 SPP

    http://www.paschoolperformance.org

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