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A big "THANK YOU!" to Leatherman's Garage for providing our automotive students the chance to job shadow at your facilities this week. Even better, they are in for a long term partnership with CCATC that will provide our students with great mentors along their path to ASE certification and employment! This is exciting stuff!!

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Latest News

Collaboration leads to increased focus on safety in district

Carrollton, Ky. – Dec. 2, 2019 – The Carroll County School District and its local, regional and state partners are focusing on building relationships as the key to school safety. Among other initiatives, the district is part of a $500,000 US Department of Justice STOP School Violence Grant through the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC), which will help 279 schools across all of OVEC’s 15 member school districts develop capacity for school threat assessment and collaborate on safety planning.

 

“We are excited to be part of this initiative,” said Superintendent Danny Osborne. “And we are even more excited that the grant focuses on assessing threats rather than reacting to them. It’s no secret that schools are grappling with how to handle threats and other troubling behavior from both inside and outside of schools. But we need to remember that relationships are the key to safety, and that is exactly what our school safety teams focus on.”

 

School breakfast and lunch to be sourced closer to home

Carrollton, Ky. — Nov. 26, 2019 — The Carroll County School District has joined the Kentucky Proud movement. Starting in the spring of 2020, the district will begin sourcing some ingredients from Kentucky Proud-approved farmers and vendors.

 

“We can’t wait to get started,” said Lisa Gault, food service director for the district. “Kentucky Proud is a great program, and there are a lot of quality growers in and around Carroll County. It just makes sense for us to work with the farmers in our backyard.”

 

District approved for NTI days

Carrollton, Ky. — Nov. 7, 2019 — We are pleased to announce that Carroll County Schools has been granted state permission to offer “Non-Traditional Instruction” (NTI) days during the 2019-2020 school year. This plan will allow learning to take place at home when conditions prevent schools from being in session. An NTI day will count as an instructional day and will not have to be made up at the end of the school year. 

 

District reviews data from 2018-2019, first year of new accountability system

Carrollton, Ky. — October 2, 2019 — The Kentucky Department of Education has released testing accountability scores for schools across Kentucky for the 2018-2019 school year. Under this new accountability testing system, each school receives a star rating between one and five stars. Cartmell Elementary — and Kathryn Winn Primary as Cartmell Elementary’s feeder school — earned one star. Carroll County Middle School earned two stars. Carroll County High School earned two stars.

 

“We are very appreciative of the data from student assessment,” said Superintendent Danny Osborne. “We will analyze this data and use that information to better meet the needs of all our students. While the data does tell a story, it does not always tell the whole story. Our focus has and will continue to be on being the catalyst of change for every student, preparing them for a hopeful and productive life, which includes building character, work ethic, and other qualities that do not always show up in the assessment data.”

Job-Market Data Inform Carroll Co. Area Technology Center Student Career Plans

For many years, schools have urged all students to earn bachelor's degrees because, overall, they carry higher lifetime earnings. But economic changes—and the cost of college—have made that picture more complex.

Young workers in some occupations can anticipate higher earnings with an industry credential or associate degree than they can with a bachelor's, research has shown. Coupled with projections about which jobs will be in demand in the coming years, that kind of information is crucial for students as they imagine their futures.

Start your career at the CCATC

High school students from across our service region of Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties will be deciding their courses for next year over the remainder of this school year. 

Many times students and parents would benefit from having all the information about some amazing opportunities that are available for their students. 

Education in Kentucky and across the nation is changing. If your students are looking for something outside the traditional four classroom walls then maybe consider the following opportunities.

ATC uses technology to help prepare students for postions available at area business and industry

Today’s workforce looks much different than what we have experienced in the past.  Technology has been integrated into most careers.  Not only do employees need the traditional knowledge and skills as in the past, but now employees must have a grasp on how to use technological advancements to get the job done more efficiently. 

We are excited to offer legitimate and much needed training to high school students at the Carroll County Area Technology Center.  Our programs offer advantages such as dual college credit through JCTC, recognized Industry Certifications, hands-on training and opportunities for experience. 

Advanced Career STEM Pathways

Q&A: ADVANCED CAREER STEM PATHWAYS A Learning Experience for Students and Teachers

By Gene Bottoms, SREB senior vice president

What goes on in the Advanced Career classroom? A lot of math. Intense researching and reading. Most importantly, learning. The type of learning that remains in the forefront of students’ minds as they apply it to practical, purposeful projects. Learning that is relevant to educational pursuits as well as good paying, productive careers that meet the demands of the workforce in students’ states and communities.

Carroll County Area Technology Center Showcases Business Informatics Kentucky Department of Education IT and Media Arts program consultant Scott U’Sellis evaluated presentations by the students. He said he was impressed with the quality of the work presented by the students.

Carroll County Area Technical Center hosted a showcase to display its Advanced Career Informatics curriculum on Nov. 16. This leading-edge STEM- and project-based curriculum is designed to prepare students for college and careers in high-demand, high-wage fields critical to the local economy.

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