Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CRTC Openings

The CRTC has over 620 students enrolled, 380 of which are new.  We still have ten level-one seats available for the right candidates.  These include:

· Auto Tech (2)
· Computer Engineering (2)
· Construction Trades (2)
· Cosmetology (1)
· Graphic Design and Creative Media (1)
· Teacher Preparation (2)

Please contact our office at info@thecrtc.net or 717-7654 to learn more.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

CRTC Comp Night Celebration

CRTC Comp Night Celebration
Next Wednesday Evening May 31, 2017

CRTC’s Comp Night takes place on Wednesday, May 31, from 6:00-7:00 PM in the CHS Gym.  This night celebrates our students who met competency requirements and completed two years with the CRTC.

Comp Night is the CRTC’s version of a graduation ceremony.  The event does not quite feel like a formal graduation though.  It has a different kind of high energy to it, including some terrific student speakers.  Student participants must arrive by 5:30 PM.

Monday, May 8, 2017

CRTC Dessert Night to Welcome and Celebrate New 2017/18 Students

CRTC Dessert Night to Welcome and Celebrate New 2017/18 Students

Our new student welcome event, Dessert Night, will be held May 10 at 6:30 PM (to 8 pm) in the CHS cafeteria.  Students and their parent/guardians are invited.  We have a general welcome talk, then the bulk of the time is spent in each programs’ classrooms to review happenings for next year, including how to prepare.  This event is well attended by all new students and their families.  It is a great chance to see new programs up close.  (Note - Teacher Prep students meet at Abbot-Downing)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Computer Engineering Robot Art

Your Online Vote Could Help the CRTC Computer Engineering Program Win $100,000

Your online vote can play a big part in helping the CRTC Computer Engineering student teams win a share of $100,000 in prizes in the RoboArt contest!  

Thirty-eight schools and research teams from around the world worked this past year to build robots that can paint a work of art. This year there are 198 submissions, eight of which were created by CRTC Computer Engineering students. We’re hoping you’ll view and vote on the CRTC art until May 10, as public voting will have a major impact on which teams will win. So long as you have a Facebook page, you are eligible to vote – so get your friends, classmates, parents and neighbors involved today!

The CRTC student teams are among a handful of high school teams competing against schools like MIT, WPI and Columbia University, so your votes are crucial if they are to make it into the prize money. All you have to do is sign in now and start voting!  RoboArt will give you 20 “tokens” that you’ll use to vote on the CRTC Computer Engineering B and C block student entries. Winners announced on May 15th.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Enrollment Status for 2017/2018

All letters are being released on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  
  • Year one letters for CHS students will be available in their Commons by lunchtime.
  • Year one letters for sending schools are being delivered to each school Wednesday morning  by bus for distribution in the next stretch.
  • Year two letters, for students currently enrolled, are distributed in each CRTC classroom.
Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns.  

2017/18 CRTC Status Letters on Wednesday

2017/18 CRTC Status Letters on Wednesday
By CRTC Director Steve Rothenberg

Current CRTC students, as well as new students who applied to the CRTC, will be notified of their status for next year on Wednesday.  Current CRTC students will receive letters in their class and new students should go to their Commons to pick up their letters.  Please contact the CRTC Office with questions.

First year admission is guided by a number of items including the application (with essay), recommendations, grades, attendance, and discipline.  Students are rated on the past performance, as well as their professional outlook for the future.  This was one of our strongest years ever for requests, so many students are on our wait list.  We do not let students know where they are specifically on the list, but urge them to focus on doing well, as openings do become available.

Second year admission is guided by our SPUR process. At the core of SPUR is every student meeting privately with his or her teacher to review their performance for 15 minutes at the end of each quarter (three times already this year).  At these meetings, students provide data on their hard and soft skills performance and make their case for a particular performance rating.  Teachers also provide essential actionable feedback.  Goals are set for the future.

A handful of students are placed on the status of conditional acceptance.  This means that we have saved a spot for them, but they need to meet with us immediately to make an improvement plan to be in effect from now until early June.  To enroll, the student must make some headway on the performance goals that were set in the contract.