WARREN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL DISTRICT (41-5460)

WARREN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Warren Tech is a Career Academy High School whose mission is to provide students with an exceptional education with career specialization. Students who attend Warren Tech have made a decision to pursue a specific career path at a young age and are eager to acquire all the knowledge that they can. They realize that by selecting Warren Tech, a school of choice, they begin to focus their studies by sharpening both academic and vocational skills. Statistically, WCTS students have gained an advantage if they choose to enter the workplace, attend college, or secure postsecondary training/apprenticeships. All Career Technical Education (“CTE”) programs are designed and encouraged to develop articulation agreements with post-secondary institutions.

Automotive Technology, Culinary/Hospitality, Law and Public Safety and Fire Science programs now have articulation agreements with Warren County Community College. In addition, our Engineering and Health Science programs have agreements with NJIT and Rutgers (formerly) UMDNJ respectively. A student entering as a freshman can now pursue an associate or bachelor degree upon graduation with earned credits. Our plan is to go forward with additional offerings next school year. WCTS in cooperation with WCCC has begun to increase the number of classes in the dual-enrollment program. This has significant academic and financial benefits to families with college-bound sons and daughters. This is one of the best-kept secrets in Warren County that is finally seeing the light of day.

WCTS has always provided educational opportunities for special education students. As that population continues to expand, the Child Study Team has made recommendations to continue programming to accommodate specific learning disabilities. A pilot program now in year three was identified as Language Learning Disabilities (“LLD”) has increasing enrollment. The mission has changed to now deliver self-contained CTE transition classes in Culinary Arts, Building Maintenance, and Auto Service. Students who enroll will receive specialized academic and vocational training in preparation for transitioning into mainstream classes. This will enhance their success in passing all required proficiency assessments. In addition, they will be better prepared for advanced postsecondary coursework.

Warren Tech is a safe student family environment where cooperation and collaboration guarantee success. We, as a school family, promote learning and achieving through self-advocacy. Toward that end, students will learn to open the right doors for themselves.