What is CRTC+?
CRTC+ is an opportunity for a student to supplement their CRTC program with outside activities aligned to their college and career goals. The student who does CRTC+ must be willing to be flexible and create a personalized plan. Demonstrating responsibility and embracing independence are required skills.
Why CRTC+ ?
Many students are thinking about their high school experience differently and are unaware of the wide range of opportunities available to them. CRTC+ enables you to enhance your junior or senior year by getting a head start on college and careers.
When does a student do CRTC+?
CRTC+ is open to any CRTC student in good standing with the recommendation of their teacher. The experience can be in addition to your basic CRTC class or can be a customized experience after completion of Year II.
What are examples of activities connected with CRTC+?
- Enrolling in college classes aligned to a student’s career pathway (at a discount of 50% or more)
- Pursuing an industry recognized certificate (IRC) not offered in your program.
- Participating in an advanced internship or pre-apprenticeship with a local industry partner.
- Taking a leadership role in one of our CRTC businesses or programs.
How are these activities structured?
All of the activities related to CRTC+ are designed using the ELO (Extended Learning Opportunity) model. This model involves a mix of learning targets, logs, presentations and reflection. Outcomes are clearly established from the start.
Is a student who is enrolled in CRTC+ still considered a high school student?
YES! We work with your school counselor to ensure that participation in CRTC+ meets your graduation requirements. Students enrolled in CRTC+ can still participate in school sports, plays, orchestra, prom, graduation, etc.
What are the costs associated with CRTC+?
The largest cost, if chosen, would be college tuition and books. There are a number of opportunities state-wide to drastically reduce tuition; for example, high school students pay only 50% tuition for CCSNH . In addition, if the course is considered a STEM related class, there may be 100% tuition coverage.
There may be expenses that families need to pay; for example, transportation, work attire, tools, supplies, books, license fees, etc.
How does a student engage in the CRTC+ process?
Interested students should make a 20-minute appointment with the CRTC Office. We will discuss your college and career plans and may ask the following:
- What is your college and career plan at this time? How confident are you of this plan?
- Where do you see yourself in the next 3-6 years? What will you be doing?
- How do you envision your CRTC+ year looking (list any mix of college classes, internship, high school classes, Career Communications CRTC, work in the field)?
- Do you have specific people, schools, industry locations in mind at this time? List any possibility here along with web links.
- Are you able, and what’s your readiness, to be more independent and be out of the regular high school “bell” and “attendance” structure?
- Are those around you including your parent/guardians and school representatives supportive of this basic idea? Are they urging you to go forward?
- Review with your school counselor: What courses do you need to complete to meet all your high school requirements? Be specific including a reference to the exact number of credits.
- Review with your school counselor and/or administration: Is it possible to get high school credit for college courses you complete?