ERIC Number: EJ718621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
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One School's Approach to No Child Left Behind
Shibley, Ivan A.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, v80 n4 p50-53 Apr 2005
The NO VACANCY sign has been hanging out at the Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School (CMAVTS) for the past several years. A variety of reasons may have contributed to the building being at full capacity. A new administrative director, Steve Walk, was hired in 1999 to change the image of the school. Since his arrival, High Schools That Work has listed CMAVTS as one of the top 50 career-technical schools in the nation. Other incentives for students to attend include the dedicated faculty and staff available to meet the students' everyday needs. Teaming appears to be the key to why the NO VACANCY sign is still out at the Columbia- Montour Area Vocational-Technical School. Administrative Director Steve Walk sets the tone and the expectations high, and Principal Cosmos Curry provides the motivation and inspiration. The academic and career area teachers integrate learning, while the guidance counselors, nurse, librarian and other support staff monitor the progress of students and provide supplemental services. The paraprofessional tutors provide one-on-one help and make sure that no student goes unattended.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Vocational Schools, Technical Education, Educational Legislation, Special Needs Students, Academic Achievement, High Schools, Teamwork
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Headquarters, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-683-3111.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001