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Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education. _Most of the students graduating from the program _continue their education.
 

Steve Bross

Commercial Art Instructor

sbross@cmths.org

610-277-2301x332

Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

www.cmths.org

610-277-2301

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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MEETING PROGRAM IEP's

*Extended time for tests (% will vary per student; refer to IEP)

- All students have an opportunity to finish the test outside the theory room if they need more time. Students can also ask to the take the test on their own later in the class time if they need too. The information on the test is career based information, it's not if they learn it, but when

 

*Positive reinforcement to encourage student to remain on task and focused

- Students have at least 3 - 5 different projects going on in the 2-week section, this allows students to pick and choose the project that they want to work on during class. This helps with focus on completing projects, while also allowing freedom to succeed and develop an understanding of time management.

 

* Modified assessments/quizzes per student IEP

- The program uses Quizlet to allow students to take a modified test if needed, the students can also use Quizlet as a study tool if needed. The specific tests for each section are linked to the project sections.

 

* Study Guides for tests/quizzes

- Students work in their sketchbooks to prepare for quizzes and test, all resources information is provided on the website along with Quizlet practice tests and study guides.

 

* Long Term Assignments broken into smaller chunks with timeline for each chunk

- Students have at least 3 - 5 different projects going on in the 2-week section, this allows students to pick and choose the project that they want to work on during class. This helps with focus on completing projects, while also allowing freedom to succeed and develop an understanding of time management.

 

* Preferential seating to reduce distractions

- The class setup allows for students to sit where they feel most comfortable. This allows students to work away from the larger crowds of students or with friends that may help them learn in a small group environment. If the instructors feel the students need to be in the front row during lectures, then instructions will be put in place.

 

* Use of calculator when necessary for quizzes or tests

- Math is not really a huge part of this program* Provide for repetition of newly learned skills- All of the POS Task in the program are based on development idea, the students learn the basics first and then master the concepts by the end of their 2-3 years in the program. The end results are examples in their career portfolios.

 

* Extra time for assignments/missing assignments (% will vary per student; refer to IEP)

- All Class Assignments are two weeks long, all student projects times have a 4-6 hour buffer included in the two-week projects, if students need extra time they have the weekend after projects are due to complete if more time is needed without penalty to grade.

 

* Communication parent/case manager when behavior/academic issues arise; test/assignments grades

- During our first few weeks of school and the parent night, contact information is put into the grading system in the case of parent contact is needed. The entire class website and parent portal are always available for viewing 24 hours a day. Parents and students can constantly update their calendars if needed.

 

* Verbal/Non-Verbal prompts, cues to stay on task

- Each day students are reminded of the class project expectations and these requirements and video tutorials are also on the class website

 

* Graphic Organizers

- Class website offers the opportunity to print out resources and step by step instruction along with video tutorials

 

* Modify the number and length of directions for tasks

- CTE programs are competency-based, this allows the students to develop at their own speed and pace.

 

* Carefully read IEP and SDI's; for other important information; refer questions to Case Manager

- Completed, as per the date of this student note

 

* Small group instruction, peer buddy/tutor as necessary

- The class setup allows for students to sit where they feel most comfortable. This allows students to work away from the larger crowds of students or with friends that may help them learn in a small group environment. If the instructors feel the students need to be in the front row during lectures, then instructions will be put in place.

 

* Provide wait time to allow for processing of information

 

* Re-teaching of assignment/task for further clarification

- Class structure and projects are all designed with an open-ended question. This allows student use practice time and process information at their own pace.