Camden County Technical School District (07-0700)

Camden County Technical School District

Preparing high school students for careers and college is what the Camden County Technical School (CCTS) District does the best. Students who reside in Camden County attend at no cost to them. The CCTS District has been successfully providing career training to County residents since 1928.

Graduates of CCTS have choices. They may enter the workforce in a specialized career field upon graduation, enroll in college, or enter the military. Many of our students earn college credits while attending high school. The academic growth of our students from the time they enter our doors to the time that they graduate is significant and impressive. More than 80% of our graduates enroll in college to pursue advanced training in career fields relating to the career training programs that they were enrolled in at CCTS. Several of our graduates have become successful entrepreneurs.

In an effort to best meet the needs of our students, our strategic planning committee, comprised of parents, students, staff and administrators, developed the following vision and mission statements:

• The Camden County Technical School District is dedicated to student success through college & career readiness in an ever-changing world environment. Students will develop into ethical citizens who demonstrate active inquiry, effective problem solving, while fostering creativity, communication, and collaboration skills. The student experience will include the core values of environmental awareness, emotional and social development, self-respect and respect for others. This vision will be achieved through a collaborative effort of students, parents and guardians, the staff, the greater Camden County community and the Board of Education.

• The mission of the Camden County Technical School District is to: ensure all students are proficient in the New Jersey Student Learning Standards; prepare all students for career and college success; develop ethical character; and, provide a safe, secure and caring environment.

In order to achieve these goals, the district works very closely with Camden County College to provide a transition to college that includes dual credit opportunities while students are completing high school. In addition, our teachers are provided with embedded professional development throughout the school year to prepare them for teaching rigorous academic subjects as well as applicable career skills to our students.

Our schools and our students have won many awards and scholarships over the years. Graduates were awarded more than $3,929,595 in scholarships during the 2015-2016 school year. Below are a couple of additional awards received by each campus during the year:

The Pennsauken Campus of CCTS received the following recognition:

• 2016 National Character Education Promising Practice Award for the “Student Support” Program (chosen by character.org).

• 2016 National Bronze Medal recognition as a top achieving high school in the nation by US News and World Report.

The Gloucester Township Campus of CCTS received the following recognition:

• 2016 National Character Education Promising Practice Award for the “Unity Power Yoga” Program (chosen by character.org).

• 2016 National Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Leadership Conference Gold medal student winners in Hospitality Tourism, and Recreation.

The Camden County Technical School District offers more than 30 career training programs within the Schools of the Arts, Automotive Technology, Building Trades, Business, Communication Arts, Culinary Arts, Health and Education, Homeland Security, Professional Services, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Eighth and ninth grade students may apply for ninth or tenth grade entry to CCTS.

You are more than welcome to visit our schools to see everything that we have to offer! If you are interested in doing so, feel free to contact our admissions office at 856-767-7000, ext. 5415.

Ms. Patricia E. Fitzgerald, Superintendent