Can I visit TCHS
Yes! Prospective students and
their families are invited
to open houses offered during the school year when they
can tour the building, see program demonstrations, meet
our instructors and learn more about the many opportunities provided by
today’s Career & Technical Education Programs. You
may also contact us for a personal tour during the school day, please
email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 610
933-8877, Ext. 4231.
Check our website
calendar for the next Open House and join us!
should I consider a Career & Technical Education
In a knowledge-based,
innovation-driven era, different knowledge, skills, and abilities will be
required for workers and employers to be successful. The new workplace demands
higher order technical skills, as well as 21st century skills, such as the
ability to learn on one’s own; to gather and synthesize information;
to work effectively in teams; to solve problems; to communicate through
multiple means; and to manage time, money, and responsibilities.
Will TCHS prepare me for
Yes. College prep and
honors academics are offered, as well as Spanish Levels 1, 2, and 3 . The PSAT
and Accuplacer college placement test are offered on-site annually, SAT and ACT
testing is scheduled through our counseling office. TCHS school counselors work
with students throughout the college application process and scholarship
search. Students may earn college credit for high school course work, as well
as credit for prior learning. Students may earn nationally recognized industry
certifications and participate in our Cooperative Education
Program high school job placement (earn a grade and a
paycheck). TCHS has an active National Honor Society and National Technical
Honor Society for eligible students. There are numerous student organizations
that provide opportunities to enhance college applications and resumes with
targeted leadership and community service activities, plus regional, state and
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I attend full time (academics and Career & Technical Education Program)
or part time (Career & Technical Education Program)?
Although most students
attend part time, some students attend full time. Half-day students take just a
Career & Technical Program. Occasionally, certain half-day students
also take an academic course at TCHS Pickering Campus along with their Career
& Technical Education major. Our school counselor will create these
course schedules on a case-by-case basis. Please check with your sending school
counselor or school principal to verify your school’s policy
regarding full time or part time attendance at the Pickering Campus.
I have to wear a uniform?
professional program attire specific to each program. This is your uniform for
the time that you spend in your CTE program and ensures your safety as well as
getting you ready for the expectations of your profession. Students order their
uniforms the summer before they begin studying at TCHS. Current students,
please go to: http://store.apexadv.com/CCpickering/ to order your TCHS
uniform based on the student's Career & Technical Education program
issues my high school diploma?
Graduates receive a
high school diploma from their sending school and a standards certificate from
the Technical College High School.
do I get to TCHS Pickering Campus? Is there transportation?
Your sending school
district transportation department will provide bus transportation to and from
TCHS Pickering Campus.
I participate in my home school sports and extra curriculum
Many school districts
provide transportation for their students to be picked up from TCHS Pickering
Campus and returned to their sending school to participate in sports and other
extra curricular activities. Please verify this option with your sending school
do I enroll?
application online or ask your guidance counselor for a paper
Take the admissions occupational assessment scheduled at your
school or here at TCHS Pickering Campus. The majority of students apply for
fall courses. We have a rolling admissions policy. Grades,
attendance and student conduct count. Work hard in school and do your
best. Please direct admissions questions to
Chicosky, Admissions Specialist, at email@example.com or (484)
have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Do you have a learning support
Yes, we have teachers
available to provide supports that are in your IEP. For example, the
special education teachers in the Learning Center, room 241, provide learning
support. Some of our courses are co-taught. This means that a class
may have two teachers: a special education and math teacher collaborating
during instruction. We have classes that offer direct instruction. If
you need more emotional support, we have classes and supports available. Once
at Pickering, you will be assigned an IEP manager to monitor your IEP and
my child is denied admission, may I appeal the decision?
Yes. If a school board
refuses a student admission, he/she may apply to the State Board for Vocational
Education for admission to such school or department. The State Board for
Vocational Education may approve or disapprove such application. In making such
decisions the State Board for Vocational Education shall take into
consideration the opportunities for free vocational training in the community
in which the applicant resides, the financial status of the community, the age,
preparation, aptitude and previous record of the applicant, and all other
relevant circumstances. The decision of the State Board for Vocational
Education shall be final.
To appeal a denial for
admission, please visit:
Dr. Lee Burket |
Department of Education - Bureau of career and Technical Education
333 Market Street |
Phone: 717.787.5530 |
What is the average class
approximately 350 students enrolled, grades 9-12. We attempt to keep class
sizes below 25. Specialized instruction classes are generally
What clubs and social activities are available for the students
There are numerous
activities. Skills USA, DECA, FFA, Health Occupation Students of
America, Key Club, SADD, American Association for Laboratory Animals, Chester
County Student Forum, Yearbook Committee, to name a few.
projects are numerous and meaningful.
There are also dances
and field trips through out the year. You could attend the prom at
TCHS Pickering and again at your home school!