What is a Technical High School

Way More Than A Diploma
Sheridan Technical High School
Community Meeting
February 2014
History of Technical High Schools in Broward
• Design concept
• Same Administrator as
McFatter Technical
• National Ranking
• National & International
• “A” Rated ~ Atlantic and
McFatter Technical High
• Small Class Size
• One counselor per
• Post secondary plan
• Honors and AP for all
• Mobile device for every
What is a Technical High School ?
• Four years of:
Social Studies
• Academic rigor
– Infused technical handson instruction
– Globally competitive
• Three options after
1. University system
2. World of work with
industry credentials
3. Broward College –
transferring credits
What a Technical Center Isn’t
• Not a school with sports • Not a school with
regular “school” food
• Not a school with a
• Not a school with a
traditional physical
education class
• Not a school with lots of
academic class choices
• Not a school with a 6 or
7 class period day
• Not a school with lots of
language choices
Best of both worlds…
• Blended curriculum
• Highly sophisticated
learning management
• Acquiring skills needed to
engage in a 21st century
• Digital citizenship, the use
of technology safely,
critically and proactively
College and Career Ready
• Rigor, Relevance and Relationships
• Radical difference in today’s cutting edge career &
technical programs from old “vocational” classes
• Better job developing college & career ready than
many traditional academic programs
• Earn post-secondary credentials & industry
recognized certification, leading to a successful
• Opportunities to engage with business/industry
Value of Career Technical Education
• More likely to graduate from high school and be
engaged in learning
• High quality instruction & small class size
• Work-based learning
• Real world project based initatives
• Active career-technical student organizations
• Association with members of the industry
Value of Online Education
• Enables student centered teaching approaches
that increase student interaction, engagement
and responsibility for their own learning
• Next generation Internet technologies
• More realistic and authentic
Blended Learning Environment
Ground classroom settings
Instructional richness
Self-paced e-learning
Digital content with a face-to-face instructor
Student able to participate in the typical student
organizations found in traditional high schools
• Student organizations are an important part of the
curriculum to teach leadership and social skills
Course of Study
Current programs for student selection
Accounting Operations
Administrative Office Specialist
Advanced Esthetics
Air Conditioning Refrigeration & Heating
Applied Information Technology
Architectural Drafting
Automotive Service Technology
Building Trades & Construction Design
Business Ownership
Business Supervision & Management
Computer Systems & Information
Commercial Foods/Culinary Arts
Court Reporting
Customer Service
Early Childhood Education
Game/Simulation/Animation/ Visual Design
Health Unit Coordinator
Legal Administrative Specialist
Medical Assisting
Medical Coder/Biller
Medical Records Transcribing
Network Support (CISCO)
Patient Care Technician
Practical Nursing
Solar Photovoltaic Technology
Solar Thermal Technology
Teacher Assisting
Web Development
And more…….
Daily Life
Same counselor
BRACE Advisor- postsecondary plan
• Small class size
• Honors and AP for all
Next Steps….
• Apply!
• GPA 2.0 in core academics
• Level 3 or greater on FCAT score in both reading &
• Must live in Broward County south of Sunrise Blvd.
• If coming from a private school there are
recognized standardize tests that are acceptable in
the place of FCAT
• www.browardschoolsmagnetprograms.com
The School Board of Broward County, Florida
School Board Members
Patricia Good, Chair ~ Donna P. Korn, Vice-Chair
Robin Bartleman ~ Abby M. Freedman ~ Laurie Rich Levinson ~Ann Murray ~ Dr.
Rosalind Osgood ~ Nora Rupert
Robert W. Runcie, Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Desmond Blackburn, Chief School Performance & Accountability Officer
Dr. Valerie Wanza, Director School Performance & Accountability Office
Sheridan Technical Center & High School
D. Robert Boegli, Director
Daryl Diamond, PhD, Assistant Director
Annette Johnson, Assistant Director
Thomas Moncilovich, Assistant Director