STUDENT & PARENT INFORMATION
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If you have a question or concern about A.W. Beattie Career Center or any of our programs that is not rectified by this page, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS
SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS: A.W. Beattie Career Center will report necessary closings and delays to all major local television stations including: KDKA, WTAE and WPXI. If A.W. Beattie Career Center is closed and the sending district is not, students are expected to report to their sending district.
ENROLLMENT INFORMATION: Students may enroll in a one, two, or three year technical program and must have completed the ninth grade in his/her member high school. Students must have the approval of their sending school district before entering A.W. Beattie Career Center.
Students attend A.W. Beattie Career Center for one half of the school day, in either the morning or afternoon session, and complete the other half of the day at their sending district, where they will complete their academic courses. The morning session begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. The afternoon session begins at 12:15 p.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m.
RESIDENT REQUIREMENTS:To be eligible to attend A.W. Beattie Career Center, a student must reside in a member school district with his/her parent/guardian. All nonresident students are required to pay tuition as established by the A.W. Beattie Career Center Joint Operating Committee.
ADULT CAREER TRAINING: Through the ACT program, area adults residing in any of the 9 sending districts, may enroll in A.W Beattie Career Center to continue training or begin training to enhance their career opportunities. Contact our Guidance Counselor, Kim Zylinski, for tuition, registration and availabilty information at 412-847-1912.
A.W. Beattie Career Center is proud to offer programs to students in grades 10 - 12 who reside in the following school districts:
Particpating Districts & A.W. Beattie Career Center contacts:
SERVICES: The Learning Center provides various support services to any student who attends A.W. Beattie Career Center. These services are designed to facilitate the needs of those students who may require additional support to enable them to reach their maximum potential. Beattie's on-site Learning Facilitators work with students who have a variety of learning styles and needs. Students are provided with:
PROGRAM INFORMATION/REQUIREMENTS: Non-traditional students are defined as either a female student interested in pursuing a career in a field that is generally male-dominated, or a male student interested in pursuing a career in a field that is generally female-dominated.
As a Career & Technical Education institution, A.W. Beattie Career Center offers all of its students a variety of unique educational opportunities. One such opportunity is the “Non-Traditional” Students program. Through this program, students who are considered "Non-Traditional" are offered career and classroom support and free tools and equipment in the following programs:
Free tools and equipment are available for female students interested in pursuing the following courses:
Free tools and equipment are available for male students interested in pursuing the following courses:
For additional information on the Non-Traditional student program and the assistance and support offered, contact David Wuchina, A.W. Beattie Career Center Career Counselor at 412-847-1913.
BUSINESS ETHICS: The A.W Beattie Career Center Business Ethics Program exists for the purpose of preparing students to function ethically within their chosen career path. The students accomplish this through a series of classroom instruction and hands-on activities. Keeping with the learning process of Career and Technical Education, students are introduced to ethics through a theory lesson and are then expected to perform one or more tasks related to the topic. The A.W. Beattie Career Center Business Ethics program is based on: Enthusiasm, Respect, Hard Work, Productivity, and Responsibility. Through everyday instruction and special ethics-related activities, students will be exposed to the meaning of these five words. The expectation is that the students will not just view them as something to learn for the moment, but as something to practice for the rest of their professional lives.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Through a variety of hands-on experiences and activities, each student creates a business concept which they develop and support with a business plan. Through this experience, our students are able to unlock their own Entrepreneurial creativity and gain knowledge to achieve financial independence and personal satisfaction.
For additional information on the Business Ethics or Entrepreneurship programs and the curriculum and training offered, contact Gretchen Boyette, A.W. Beattie Career Center Business & Industry Career Specialist at 412-847-1915.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: A.W. Beattie Career Center has a number of student organizations available to enrich the student experience. These include but are not limited to: FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), SkillsUSA, FIRST Robotics, NTHS (National Technical Honor Society), Second Mile and BAMP (Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh).
Many of these organizations have fees that need to be paid in order to become a member. However, fundraising opportunities are available for students who wish to participate to pay off their dues. Please contact your program instructor for more information on the student organizations that best fit your needs and program.
It is the policy of A. W. Beattie Career Center not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, or limited English proficiency and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups in its Activities, Educational Program clusters of: Academics, Business Technologies, Engineering/Mechanical Technologies, Health and Human Services, or Employment Policy as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1064 and Section 504 Regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For information regarding services, activities, programs and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped persons or, for inquiries regarding compliance with the above nondiscriminatory policies, please contact Eric C. Heasley; Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, A. W. Beattie Career Center, 9600 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101. Telephone: (412) 847-1900. A. W. Beattie Career Center will make reasonable accommodations to its programs and services to assure access to all persons. If because of a disability, you require an accommodation, please contact Eric C. Heasley, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, (412) 847-1900.
An Equal Opportunity Educational Institution
Tobacco Free Zone:
A.W. Beattie Career Center campus has been designated as a Tobacco Free Zone by action of the Joint Operating Committee (JOC).
By the authority of the A.W. Beattie Career Center Joint Operating Committee (JOC), the walking of all pets on the school property is prohibited.