King Tech Insider Info

  • Principal Lou Pondolfino King Tech Insider Information

     

    Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Career Center (KCC) has rebranded into Martin Luther King, Jr. Technical High School (King Tech) by adding full-time students. For the first time in our 44-year history, we will become a fully accredited high school and graduate many of our students from King Tech.  Come and be a part of a new way to design your education.

    Be among this group of students who will design their own Personalized Learning Plan to include both technical training and core academics. Check back often for more information. King Tech Showcase evenings are scheduled periodially throughout the school year. Check back for this year's schedule.

    Find the latest weekly bulletin here.

     

    Contact Lou Pondolfino or Kern McGinley for additional information or to send in your application.

     

    NEW ONLINE CTE COURSES

    ASD iSchool and King Tech High are excited to launch a new series of CTE elective classes spring semester 2018. These courses are geared towards 9th through 11th graders who are interested in exploring potential career paths. Each class is .5 general elective credit and are structured in the same format as other ASD iSchool online classes. Courses may be taken in lieu of or in addition to a face to face class and online work may  be completed at home or in school- based learning labs. All Introductory CTE classes lead to career pathways at King Tech High School (KTHS).

     

    Class offerings :

    • Theater, Cinema & Film Production
    • Social Media
    • Introduction to Culinary Arts
    • Cosmetology: Cutting Edge Styles
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Careers in Criminal Justice
    • Advertising & Sales
    • Introduction to Agriscience
    • Introduction to Forestry & Natural Resources

     

    Here is the link to the courses. Contact your home high school counselor for the registration process.

     

    What is King Tech High School?

    King Tech is a full-time school for ASD juniors and seniors that combines career technical education with regular core classes in a design-your-own-education format. For an example of a full-time junior or senior student's schedule, scroll to the bottom.

    How do I design my own education?

    You and your parents/guardians/mentors create a Personal Learning Plan designed specifically for you, to include high school graduation and to prepare you for college, trade school, apprenticeship, or to start on a career.

    Can anyone go?

    You are qualified if you are an incoming junior or senior, have submitted an ASD lottery and a King Tech application to be a full-time student, and meet the requirements.

    How do I apply?

    Applications are accepted online at this webpage.

    What if I don’t get in, or if I want to stay at my current school, can I still go for 1⁄2 day?

    Absolutely!

    What about my core classes?

    You’ll find out about many options to meet your core requirements at King Tech.

    Will I graduate from King Tech?

    Absolutely!

    What about transportation?

    Transportation is provided from the big 8 home high schools.

    What if I’m planning to go to college?

    You’ll have a competitive edge due to the skill sets you’ll obtain at King Tech.

    What if I’m not planning to go to college?

    You’ll be ready to launch into the plan you’ve designed for life after high school.

    How do I learn more?

    Information nights will be held regularly.

    Computer labs will be available for those filling out applications. Additional information nights will be scheduled; check the web site (asdk12.org/kingtech).

     

    Sample 11th Grade King Tech Student Schedule

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Block 0

    7:30-8:30 a.m.

     

    Offsite

    Offsite

    Offsite

    Offsite

     

     

    Onsite

    Block 1

    8-8:40 a.m.

    40 min

    Block 2

    8:45-10 a.m.

    75 min

    Blended English III

    Blended Algebra II

    Blended English III

    Blended Algebra II

    Lab in Commons

    OL US History,
    OL English,
    OL Algebra II

    Block 3

    10-11:15 a.m.

    75 min

    Lunch / Lab

    Lunch / Lab

    Lunch / Lab

    Lunch / Lab

    Lunch / Lab

    Blocks 4 & 5

    11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

    120 min

    CTE
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement

     

    CTE
    Criminal Justice
    & Law Enforcement

     

    CTE
    Criminal Justice
    & Law Enforcement

     

    CTE
    Criminal Justice
    & Law Enforcement

     

    CTE
    Criminal Justice
    & Law Enforcement

     

    Block 6

    1:30-2:30 p.m.

    60 min

    Micro Credential Ambassadors

    Micro Credential CPR

    Micro Credential Ambassadors

    Micro Credential
    CPR

    Micro Credential Ambassadors

     

     

    Sample 12th Grade King Tech Student Schedule

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Block 0

    7:15-8 a.m.

    45 min

     

    Yoga

     

    Yoga

     

    Yoga

    Block 1 & 2

    8-10 a.m.

    120 min

    CTE
    Vet Assisting

    CTE
    Vet Assisting

    CTE
    Vet Assisting

    CTE
    Vet Assisting

    CTE
    Vet Assisting

    Block 3

    10-11:15 a.m.

    75 min

    Lunch / Lab

    Lunch / Lab

    Lunch / Lab

    Lunch / Lab

    Lunch / Lab

    Block 4

    11:15-11:55 a.m.

    40 min

    Lab in Commons

    OL Econ &
    OL Marine Bio

    Blended English 12th

    Lab in Commons

    OL Econ &
    OL Marine Bio

    Blended English 12th

    Lab in Commons

    OL English

    Block 5

    12-1:15 p.m.

    75 min

    *Internship

     

    Lab in Commons

    OL Econ &
    OL Marine Bio

    *Internship

     

    Lab in Commons

    OL Econ &
    OL Marine Bio

    *Internship

     

    Block 6

    1:30-2:30 p.m.

    60 min

    Micro Credential

    Veterinary
    Clinical Anatomy & Physiology

    Micro Credential Veterinary
    Clinical Anatomy & Physiology

     

    *Students must qualify for internships.