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In-district CTE Program Launch

In-district CTE Program Launch

The Long Island Academy of Applied Technology, the CTE program of ESBOCES, collaborated with the Brentwood Union Free School District to open an in-district Cosmetology Program within the Sonderling High School, one of the district’s two high schools.

This school year, approximately 30 students, split among one morning and one afternoon session, each attend a half-day class taught by an Academy Teacher, who is both an alumnus of the Cosmetology program and of the district, as well as a former Academy Cosmetology teacher assistant.

The district uses the state-approved, Academy Cosmetology CTE curriculum, which is the same curriculum used by all Academy Cosmetology classes, and adheres to Academy guidelines, equipment requirements, etc.

In-district ventures can allow many more students to participate in CTE programs than if they were to bus them to Academy tech centers because they keep costs to a minimum and eliminate the need for transportation.

Said Leah Arnold, ESBOCES Director of Career, Technical and Adult Education, “For districts that have large numbers of students who wish to enroll in certain programs, bringing the course in-house can be an extremely cost-effective solution to providing students with top-quality career training and guidance with industry professionals right in their own high school.”