West Virginia Executive Summer 2014 - Page 47

College and Career Readiness collaboration skills and promotes work schools help students develop personal ethic and integrity in its students. and interpersonal leadership skills that Putnam County Schools is dedicated to These skills, which are modeled, taught, translate to academic and social success. producing graduates with the academic learned and rewarded, are desired Students learn and practice each of the skills, work habits and attitudes needed by business and industry leaders as habits, and schools incorporate these for success beyond high school. those qualities that create a successful positive principles into the curriculum, employee. Added to the firm academic environment, instruction, systems and BASES foundation PCS’s students acquire, traditions. School personnel serve Behaviors, Attitudes & Skills that these skills set them apart and make as models of leadership and teach Enhance Student Success—BASES—is them ready for life beyond high school, students to set and achieve goals while Putnam County’s secondary school whether it is college or a career. working with others for success. Every model for teaching and assessing child in the Putnam County Schools the work habits and skills needed The Leader in Me for success beyond high school. The Incorporating Steven Covey’s “The at the core of leadership through this district emphasizes the development 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” specialized education approach called of exceptional communication and into their practice, PCS’s elementary The Leader in Me. system finds his or her unique place Career and Technical Education Every year, PCTC students shine as state and national Putnam County Schools is home to one of West Virginia’s winners at SkillsUSA, a collaboration among students, finest career and technical centers. The Putnam Career & teachers and industry where students showcase their Technical Center (PCTC) is one of only three technical workplace readiness, technical abilities, communication, centers in West Virginia to be named a 2014-2015 CTE knowledge and other career skills. Premier School by the West Virginia Board of Education. While completing courses of study, PCTC students may CTE Premier Schools are selected for their rigorous choose to either continue career preparation or go into the and challenging curriculum, safe and drug-free learning work force. Either way, PCTC graduates have a jump-start environment, participatory leadership, number of students on college and career readiness in more than 20 programs of who complete a career pathway, percentage of career study with an incredible 99 percent career placement. placements, number of student industry credentials awarded and number of students achieving the Governor’s Work Readiness Certification. 77 Courthouse Drive • Winfield, WV 25213 • 304.586.0500