Student Handbook and School Calendar

Last Updated: 7/1/2020 12:53 PM

Click here to access the 2020-2021 Student Handbook.

Click here to access the 2020-2021 School Calendar.

The first day of school will be August 31st. Additional information is forthcoming upon approval by the JOC Committee.

The faculty, staff, and administration of the A.W. Beattie Career Center is looking forward to an exciting and rewarding 2020-2021 school year for our student body. This handbook is designed to help students and their parents/guardians in understanding the principles, policies, regulations, and traditions of the A.W. Beattie Career Center.  All students and parents/guardians should read this handbook and become familiar with the information contained herein.  This information is based upon the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the policies and procedures passed by the A. W. Beattie Career Center Joint Operating Committee and the Regulations and Guidelines on Student Rights and Responsibilities. 

“Your Future Starts Today!”  A. W. Beattie Career Center provides opportunities to earn advanced college credits and industry certifications that will enhance your college and career potential. 

Students enrolled through Avonworth, Deer Lakes, Fox Chapel Area, Hampton Township, North Allegheny, North Hills, Northgate, Pine-Richland and Shaler Area learn to work in teams, develop concepts and problem solve using authentic applications that meet industry standards while attending A. W. Beattie Career Center. 

Students have the opportunity to excel beyond the classroom through externships and observations with local employers and volunteering within non-profit organizations.  Students will gain valuable industry recognized experience through a variety of options to expand their horizons. 
A.W. Beattie Career Center is consistently rated by the PA Department of Education as one of the top performing Career Centers for high school students who are enrolled in post-secondary education, employed in their field of study or engaged in military services one year after graduation.  A. W. Beattie students also exceed the state average in industry certifications earned in their chosen career while in high school. 

It is with great pride that A. W. Beattie Career Center and its member school districts acknowledge the dedicated efforts of our college and career ready students as they prepare for a successful future. 

We hope that the 2020-2021 school year will be meaningful and beneficial to each of you and that all of our students reach their fullest potential across the world.  

Have a great school year!

Eric C. Heasley Dr. Jason Watkins Thea Holzworth
Executive Director Assistant Director/Principal Assistant Principal