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.

Principal’s Message

April 2014

Dear Parents and Students,

Secondary Acceptance Letters for 2014-2015 enrollment were mailed last week.  The deadline to return the letters to the Magnet Office is April 17.  Please review the letter for the mailing directions.

Our Spring PBL activities are scheduled for April 9th and 10th.  Follow us on Twitter @swctacommunity for highlights on what our students are doing during their service learning projects.

Spring Break is April 14 – 18. School resumes on April 21.

Congratulations to SWCTA!  We were notified that we have been designated a Reward School by the state superintendent.  In February, were were notified that we have received the Magnet School of Excellence Award.  This is our second year in a row!  Thank you for all of your hard work, dedication, and support.  This is our second recognition this year!  In December, we were notified that we were renewed as an Apple Distinguished School for the third year in a row.  It is such an honor to be the principal of this “Excellent and Distinguished” school!

The Class of 2014 graduation date is 6/14/14 at 3:00 pm at the Orleans.

The next Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, April 23 at 6:00 pm.   Hope to see you there!

Our school’s mission is to challenge students to attain knowledge, develop character, acquire skills, demonstrate responsible work ethics, and prepare for the 21st century.

Felicia Nemcek


Apple Distinguished School

Southwest CTA has had their Apple Distinguished School designation renewed through 2015. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments.

After School Tutoring

Starting the week of September 9th, tutoring will be offered between 2:00 -4:00 PM on the days and subject areas below:

Social Studies – Mr. Thomas, Room H211

Math – Ms. Ervin, Room C106

English and Research – Mr. Orapello, Library

Science – Mr. Vankirk, Room B207
Math – Ms. Thompson, Room D104