• All students have the right to educational programs that are best suited to their learning styles
• All students have the innate drive to seek information, understand the world around them and gain awareness of their place in the communities that they are members of
• Learning environments are at their best when they are safe (physically & emotionally), responsible and respectful
• Educators are powerful role models; we are at our best when we work as a team, student & family, district, WEMOCO and the community at large
• An individualized, strength-based approach to student learning
• Small group instruction (~10 students per class)
• Sound core academic instruction augmented by Career and Technical Education classes, designed for ninth- and 10th-graders
• Career and Technical Education curriculum is:
• Exciting and teen-friendly
• Fast paced
• Continuously developing skills that are readily transferred to the world of work
• Instilling a post-secondary pursuit of industry specific skills
• Connected to reading, writing and math acumen to workplace competency and advancement
• Students attend their home high school in the morning
• Students attend the CTE Exploration Program during the afternoon session at WEMOCO (12–2:40 p.m.)
• Students take the following classes within the program, all worth one credit:
• English 9 or English 10
• Integrated Algebra (preparing for Algebra Regents) or CTE Math (Algebra reinforcement and Geometry preparation)
• Prepared Foods
• Building Roads to the Future: the NYSDOT provides a major portion of the curriculum
Yes, classified students can be accepted. However, classified students generally have more options than gen-ed students and the CTE Exploration Program does not offer the same supports as designated special education programs• Can students enter the program after September?
Yes, the program accepts students throughout the school year. WEMOCO’s intake counselor will help with the transition.• What about grades?
Students will receive four grades every quarter, one for each class. The grades will be sent to the district for inclusion on report cards and transcripts• How do I enroll a student in the program?
Contact your school counselor or case manager.