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.
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.
The 2013 – 2014 edition of “The Howl” yearbook is now SOLD OUT. The last book of the initial order was sold in October.
Single orders will continue to be accepted for pre-orders until 1/31/14. At that time, no more orders will be taken.
Orders can be purchased directly from Jostens or at the school banking office. The current price is $110 and will increase to $125 on 12/31/13.
Additionally, no new payment plans will be started after 12/20/13.
Senior Advertisements are now available for sale. You can purchase them at the same time as ordering a yearbook, or separately. Please use the following link to pay for the ad, or see the school banker to begin a payment plan, and a member of The Howl staff will then contact you to collect the materials to create your ad. Sales will CLOSE on 12/20.
Current prices are $400 for a full-page, $210 for a 1/2 page and $120 for 1/4 page.
And don’t forget, we are also offering VIDEO ADS this year!
If you have any questions, or are interested in purchasing a video ad, please email Mr. Matthew LaPorte at email@example.com.
Dear Parents and Students,
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, December 18 at 11:00 am. Hope to see you on the 18th!
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.
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
Below is a small sampling of the activities that took place on campus during the first week. To see and learn more about what is happening on campus, visit the school newspaper at southwestshadow.com or watch the daily announcements at Rout(e) 131.
Please see the link below for a list of fees for the 2013-14 school year. The payment deadline for all fees in Friday, September 13, 2013.
Fees may be paid online at:
Students and parents interested in purchasing a graduation DVD can get more information at http://swcta.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Orleans-Arena.pdf. DVDs will be on sale for $40.
The district’s ParentLink mobile apps provide a fast and convenient way for parents and students to check grades, assignments, and attendance information; set custom alerts; have quick access to cafeteria balance information; and view messages in a simple, easy-to-use format for iOS and Android. This new application is available to our parents and students at no cost and can be downloaded directly from the iTunes App store, Google Play store, or from the links provided below.