Kennett students are eligible to attend half-day career program at the Chester County Technical College High School (TCHS), beginning in tenth grade. TCHS offers 17 different career programs. Admission to TCHS is competitive and is based on student attendance, grades, behavior, CareerScope scores, teacher references, and student essay score. Anyone interested in more information about the programs offered at TCHS is invited to visit their website at http://www.cciu.org/Domain/199 .
Students should earn 6.4 credits before attending TCHS. Students attending TCHS will spend the morning (four periods) at Kennett and the afternoon at TCHS where they will participate in their career program programs. In additions, students will take Physical Education and Health (10th graders only) at TCHS.
A student who accepts admission to TCHS is expected to attend for the entire school year. A student will find it difficult to drop the course during the year and return to Kennett full-time because of the length of the courses. Three credits will be granted for each year successfully completed at TCHS. All credits earned at TCHS are recorded on the Kennett High School transcript according to the Kennett High School grading policy transcript. Students attending TCHS will complete their graduation projects under the direction of TCHS staff. Kennett students that attend TCHS receive a Kennett High School diploma and participate in graduation at Kennett High School. Graduates are also invited to participate in the TCHS graduation ceremony.
A student attending TCHS may be placed on Co-op during the senior year if the student has successfully completed the full program up to the time the student leaves for Co-op. The Co-op Coordinator at TCHS works with the student, teacher, and possible employers to arrange a placement. Students on Co-op attend Kennett for the first four periods of the school day, then go to their jobs. Selection for Co-op is dependent upon the student’s record and employment opportunities.
Courses of Study Available at the TCHS:
- Allied Health Science Technology (12th graders only)
- Animal Science Technology
- Auto Collision Technology
- Auto Service Technology
- Computer Information Systems
- Criminal Justice & Police Sciences
- Culinary Arts
- Early Childhood Care & Education
- Engine Technology
- Engineering & Robotics
- Health Careers Pathways
- Homeland Services & Protective Services Academy (Octorara School District)
- Teacher Leadership Academy (12th graders only)
- Veterinary Science