Welcome to the Southwest Career and Technical Academy website. We are very proud of the eleven programs we are offering to the high school students in our community. The school is divided into two smaller learning communities – the Design Academy and the Professional Service Academy. Within the smaller learning communities, students share English, math, science, social studies, electives, and program classes with fellow students who share a common career interest. In the classroom, project-based learning activities will simulate real-world experiences, preparing the students for entry into the world of work, post-secondary training, or college and university life.

Campus Portal Mobile Messages

If you are receiving the following message “Your account requires attention” while logging in to Campus Portal on a mobile device, please do one of the following:

  • Log in to Campus Portal using a web browser to access your account and update your Security Preferences
  • If that is unsuccessful or you have already set your account Security Preferences, you must Uninstall and then Reinstall the Portal App on your mobile device.

Happy 2015!

Welcome back! I trust you all had a wonderful winter break and are returning rested and ready to take on the new semester. Freshmen, it’s amazing to realize that you are half way through your first year of high school. Seniors, only one semester to go! June 12, 2015, will be here before you know it, so don’t squander a single minute.

All students always remember that high school is what you make of it. Whether you have a semester or three and one half years left, give it your “all”. You are laying the groundwork for the rest of your life. If you plan to go to college, making the most of high school opens doors to prestigious universities, scholarships, and incredible experiences. If you plan to work after high school, gather all the information you can from your very talented teachers, administrators, and the rest of the SWCTA family. I encourage all of you to join a CTSO, a club, and take part in every activity that if offered to you. Find that one thing that defines you. Become the best you, you can be. 

Semester exams are only a short time away. Remember that during the half-days there are no late busses. Make sure to get plenty of rest and have a good breakfast.

I know that 2015 is going to be a GREAT year. I look forward to spending it with each of you.

Donna Levy, Principal

2015 SWCTA Yearbook

The 2015 edition of The Howl yearbook is now SOLD OUT. Additional copies will only be ordered based on demand. If your child is interested in purchasing a yearbook, please order online here. New payment plan orders are no longer being taken.

The price schedule is as follows for this year:

$90 (August 1 – September 30) (SOLD OUT)
$100 (October 1 – October 31) (SOLD OUT)
$110 (November 1 – December 19) (SOLD OUT)
$125 (December 19 – June 5)

Tutoring Schedule

Tutoring will be held Monday through Thursday on the following schedule:

Day of the Week Subject Teacher/Room
Monday Social Studies Mr. Thomas, Room H213
Tuesday Math Ms. Ervin, Room C106
Wednesday English Mr. Orapello, Room E109
Thursday Science Ms. Williams, Room F114

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting

The first Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting will be held on September 23rd at 9:00 AM in the Principal’s Conference Room.


Future meeting dates and times are posted below. All PAC meetings will be held in the Principal’s Conference Room.

  • October 15th, 6:00 PM
  • November 19th, 9:00 AM
  • December 17th, 9:00 AM
  • January 21st, 9:00 AM
  • February 18th, 9:00 AM
  • March 18th, 6:00 PM
  • April 15th, 9:00 AM
  • May 20th, 6:00 PM


Infinite Campus

This year the school district is moving to a new Student Management System called Infinite Campus. This system replaces a variety of other programs including Parentlink, which was formally used to access student grades. Student accounts are now active in the system and Parents should be receiving their information in the mail shortly. If any parent does not receive their account information by October 1st they are encouraged to contact the school to help resolve the issue.

The website for the student/parent portal is https://campusportal.ccsd.net . On initial log in students must use the following default settings:

Username = Student number

Password = xxmmddyy

xx = First initial of First name, First Initial of Last Name
mmddyy = (Month, day, year of birth)

On your initial log in, you will be prompted to change your password. The next time you log in you will be asked to set your user preferences. It is highly encouraged to add an email into the system, as that will allow you to retrieve your password in case you forget it.

There is a mobile App available for Apple and Android products. But you must set up your web browser account first before you will be able to log into the mobile app.