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A.W. Beattie Career Center

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 19 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 participate in 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 students throughout the career center have co-op and clinical opportunities to work in local businesses and non-profits.

A.W. Beattie students recently represented the Career Center at regional and national skills competitions through FCCLA, SkillsUSA, ProStart, and NHBA. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in campus activities such as: Beattie 360, Beattie Ambassadors, E-Sports teams, and Beattie Student Voice.

Students who achieve the necessary standards of career education excellence through Beattie and their high school programs are able to be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society each year. This is a true privilege to be a part of this outstanding leadership group.

Seniors are able to apply for a variety of local, regional, and statewide scholarships to assist them with costs related to post-secondary tuition and in some instances tools for employment.

A.W. Beattie Career Center is proud of each student's efforts to pursue their passion.

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