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Central Montco Technical High School (CMTHS)

Central MONTCO Technical High School

This section is taken in part from: https://www.cmths.org/.

The Lower Merion School District participates in programs that offer vocational-technical courses at the Central Montgomery County Vocational Technical School. Courses are scheduled for a half-day - LMSD participates in the AM program. Students attend regular classes one-half day at Harriton High School or Lower Merion High School and one-half day at the Central Montgomery County Vocational Technical School.

How to Apply:

  1. Obtain a pre-enrollment application and a student information card from the Student Services Office.
  2. Complete the application and the information card and return them to your Student Services Office. Be sure to indicate your residence as LMSD.
  3. Your application will be reviewed and your requested course evaluated by the Student Services Office.
  4. Your Student Services counselor will inform you of further admission procedures. Descriptions of the courses are available from the Student Services Office.

The Learning Environment and the Faculty

From the first day's orientation to graduation, students learn a broad-based technical curriculum in a relaxed and supportive environment. Having just completed a 20 million dollar renovation, Central Montco Technical High School is a first-rate facility with state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

At CMTHS, a caring and highly qualified professional staff share their skills while challenging and encouraging their students. Many of the instructors have established high profiles in their fields of expertise prior to becoming teachers. Students not only get to know their teachers, but the teachers get to know them and respond to their individual needs as they extend their support and enthusiasm while preparing students for the future. The students are able to obtain a variety of state and nationally recognized certifications and licenses.

Philosophy

Central Montco Technical High School provides educational programs in cooperation with each member school district that will prepare students to pursue post-secondary career studies and/ or obtain employment in a global economy. The educational programs are designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to become contributing members of society in an ever-changing workforce.

Mission Statement

Shaping Today's Students for Tomorrow’s Careers

Scholarships

In order to address our philosophy of encouraging all students to be prepared for “lifelong learning,” the Central Montco Technical High School has allocated in excess of $800,000 in financial aid to graduating seniors. Through this competitive privately funded program, seniors have been able to attend a wide variety of post-secondary schools. Preparation for a scholarship commences on the first day at CMTHS and culminates with the formal application for a scholarship, made in January of the senior year.

Work-Based Studies

At Central Montco Technical High School, Work-Based Studies (WBS) connects classroom learning with work-based experience and teams employers, educators, community leaders, students, and parents. The Work-Based Studies Experiences at CMTHS include:

  • Clinical Experiences: Non-paid, work-based experiences in hospitals, long-term care facilities and daycare centers.
  • Internships: Paid and non-paid work-based experiences for a specified length of time.
  • Cooperative Education: Program related placements that are paid, on-the-job training positions and are considered an extension of the classroom. The timeline for placement is individualized and based on student need. Students are trained under the direct supervision of the employer and are assigned a mentor. Students' progress is monitored and evaluated by the school and the employer on a continual basis.

Student Assistance Center

The purpose of the Student Assistance Center is to enhance student achievement by providing a variety of support services. These services are available to any student who is experiencing some difficulty or impediment to learning.

Support Services

CMTHS provides supplementary assistance to our students who are enrolled in an approved technical program. Career evaluation, instructional counseling, and placement are provided. These evaluation services are designed to provide the student with the necessary information to make a more informed career choice. An assessment counselor is also present to interpret the career interest and aptitude information about the student and help them maximize the educational value of their chosen career or technical program. Career related math and reading instruction are also provided through Perkins funding. The academic instructional staff includes a certified math teacher and reading specialist. The math and reading programs are designed to address the needs of students in their chosen technical area and provide assistance with home and school assignments.

Programs

Central Montco Technical High School (CMTHS) provides a variety of educational programs that prepare students to enter the workforce, or to continue their education at colleges, universities and technical schools. In addition to occupation specific training, CMTHS promotes the development of civic responsibility, employability skills, leadership and professionalism. All programs are competency based and designed to meet the needs, skills, interests, abilities and preferences of the individual student. The school’s mission statement is, Shaping Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Careers.

CMTHS is also committed to serving the business and industry sector of the community by providing programs that assist in meeting local, state and national workforce requirements. At CMTHS, caring and professionally certified staff share their skills while challenging and mentoring their students. Many of the instructors have established high profiles in their fields of experience prior to becoming teachers. Teachers serve as mentors and respond to individual needs as they extend their support and enthusiasm while preparing students for the future. Our students are able to obtain a variety of state and nationally recognized certifications and professional licenses.

Technical Program of Study Grade Level Eligibility
Allied Health (Honors Program) 11-12
Automotive Repair Technology 10-11-12
Baking & Pastry Arts 10-11-12
Collision Repair / Auto Refinishing 10-11-12
Cosmetology 10-11-12
Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management 10-11-12
Building Trades (Construction) 10-11-12
Early Childhood Education 10-11-12
Health Care Sciences 10-11-12
Landscape Design & Construction 10-11-12
Networking Technology 10-11-12
Public Safety (Fire, Police, EMS) 10-11-12
Visual Communications (Art & Media) 10-11-12
Video, Sound, and Music Production (Art & Media) 10-11-12