A.W. Beattie Career Center is an extension of nine school districts located in northern Allegheny County.
The school districts are:
The career center offers 20 programs to provide students an educational experience to be college and career ready after high school graduation. The programs fulfill elective credit requirements for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. Seniors who attend A.W. Beattie may take the NOCTI exam, which awards industry certifications and college credits based on test results.
Students who attend A.W. Beattie receive hands-on, real world experiences. Students in the career center's Carpentry, Building Construction and HVAC programs design and build houses to local municipality specifications to be sold to the public. Students in the Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts program prepare food for and manage a restaurant that is open to the public Wednesdays and Thursday for breakfast and lunch. Qualified cosmetology students work in a salon open to the public. Qualified seniors throughout the career center have co-op and clinical opportunities to work in local businesses and non-profits.
In the 2020-2021 school year, A.W. Beattie students earned 12 state championships in FCCLA. SkillsUSA and NHBA competitions and had eight more top 3 finishes. One student won the Dean's List Award for his work in FIRST Robotics and competed against 200 in worlds for a chance to earn a full scholarship to any university. In the last three school years, more than 200 students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, which requires students to qualify for National Honor Society at their home school, have a 94 percent grade in their CTC program, have no more than three absences and to have the recommendation of their CTC instructor. The career center is proud of our every student's effort to pursue their passion.