Policies and Procedures Handbook


Last Updated: 8/1/98
Garrett County Public Schools
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
(301)334-8900

Career and Technology Education
Mission and Philosophy

Board Policy

General Philosophy

     We believe that the major responsibility of the school is to provide the opportunity to develop each individual's intellectual capacity to its maximum.

     We believe that the school shares with the home, the church, and other community agencies the responsibility of each individual's education.

     We believe that the school assists these institutions in developing an appreciation of our democratic heritage and fosters the perpetuation and improvement of this democratic heritage.

     We believe that education is an active, continuous process which involves the acquisition of skills, knowledge, and understandings from which arise the attitudes and values of each individual.

     We believe that the individual development cannot be separated from the physical, social, and emotional development of each individual.

     We believe that education develops the abilities to meet, to recognize and to solve problems in such a manner that the individual assumes responsibility for the self and for society as a whole.

Career and Technology Education

Mission

     To prepare learners to begin careers and pursue lifelong learning through a process of career developmant, academic instruction, "cif ic technical skills and work experiences in order to most the needs of the individual as they prepare for the work force and also to meet the econoaic development needs of Maryland.

Philosophy

     We believe that our career technology programs are a fully integrated part of our comprehensive high school education system. These programs are available to all students who choose to profit from them regardless of race, sex, age, color, religious belief, national origin, or handicapping condition.

     We believe students enter career and technology courses through the elective process in the same manner as they do for other electives.

     We believe that career and technology programs should be of such quality that training will enable students to enter entry level employment and/or further education.

     We also believe that supportive services needed by students to satisfactorily complete career and technology programs should be provided, whether it be of a guidance nature, a vocational support service team to assist handicapped and disadvantaged students, or some other form of support.

     We believe that career and technical education will contribute to a student's general education and by so doing enable the student to better cope with the demand of the work force as well as the demands' of living.


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