Instructional Programs ::..
CURRENT SECTION: C
CAREER TECH LABS
State-of-the-art Career Technology Labs are in place for all eighth grade students. Students deepen their understanding of math, language, and science concepts as they explore career possibilities in problem-based learning situations.
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
An important component of the parish curriculum is the Career Technical Education Program, which is in most of the junior high schools and all of the high schools. Agriscience, business education, cooperative office education, distributive education, family and consumer science, and technology education are offered at the high schools.
Before- and/or after-school child care programs are available at some schools for a nominal fee. These programs operate at the discretion of school officials, according to need and must be self-supported through fees assessed to participants.
CLASSROOM ASSISTANCE FOR ATYPICAL BEHAVIORS (CAAB)
In order to help meet the needs of students who exhibit atypical behaviors and social functioning, the School System formed CAAB. This multi-disciplinary team of professionals provides technical assistance and works directly with school teams of educators and parents. CAAB incorporates the “whole child” philosophy to facilitate a successful education program. Special concerns reviewed by the CAAB team include, but are not limited to, the child’s level of academic functioning and curriculum, social interaction and communication skills, the classroom environment, sensory motor capabilities, and overall ability to adapt responses and behaviors across all settings.
COMMUNITY-BASED EDUCATION (CBE)
CBE trains special education students through first-hand experience to become economically self-sufficient and to function in the community.
Community Education is a locally funded, self-generating program designed to maximize the use of school facilities and resources for educational, recreational, and social activities after school hours. Leisure learning classes in a wide range of areas are offered afternoons and evenings to children and adults at designated schools based on needs, interests, and resources. Programs must conform to the requirements set forth in the St. Tammany Parish School Board Policy for the Use of School Facilities and must be self-supported through fees assessed to participants.