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A Regional Career Academy Partnership serving the Toombs, Montgomery, and Treutlen County Area
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Quick Facts about SECCA

 

 

What is SECCA?

Organized as a charter school/regional career academy for high school students, SECCA is an educational partnership between four Georgia school systems (Montgomery County Schools, Toombs County Schools, Treutlen County Schools, and Vidalia City Schools) and Southeastern Technical College (STC). SECCA is the first charter school/regional career academy partnership in Georgia where students from more than one school district will attend classes together.

 

What is the purpose of SECCA?

By pooling our resources and working together for the common good of all students, SECCA partners will increase academic and career/technical education course opportunities for high school students in the Toombs, Montgomery, and Treutlen County area. As a result, high school students who participate in SECCA classes can take high school and college courses that are directly relevant to their career and educational goals. The expansion of relevant educational opportunities for all students will have a positive impact on student achievement, graduation rates, career outcomes for students, and the overall economic development of our community.  

 

What are SECCA's performance-based charter goals?

Guided by our charter, our performance-based goals are to:

     

  1. Help our four partner high schools secure funding for career and technical education programs by exceeding the majority of their USDE Perkins accountability measures. 
  2. Cause the percentage of high school students dual-enrolled in career and technical post-secondary programs to increase by 2% each year.
  3. Cause the percentage of high school students participating in work-based learning programs to increase by 2.5% each year.
  4. Help our four partner high schools increase the number of students graduating annually who meet the requirements of the new State Graduation Rules.
  5. Cause 70% of high school students who attend the charter school and achieve at least one technical certificate to be employed in a job directly related to their certificate or be enrolled in post-secondary education within six months of graduation from high school. This measure will be expected to increase 2% annually until reaching 90%.
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Who can participate in SECCA classes?

Any 9th through 12th grade student who is enrolled in one of the following area high schools can participate in SECCA classes:

  • Montgomery County High School
  • Toombs County High School
  • Treutlen High School
  • Vidalia Comprehensive High School

 

Where will SECCA classes be offered?

SECCA classes can be offered at any of our four area high schools, STC, or at our new facility which is currently in construction on Pete Phillips Drive (the road between Wal-Mart and STC) in Vidalia, Georgia. Our new facility opened for classes in August of 2011.

 

What SECCA classes will be offered?

  • SECCA High School Courses
  • SECCA Dual Enrollment Courses through STC
  • SECCA Accel Courses through STC

 

SECCA High School Courses:

For the 2014-2015 school year, high school courses will be offered in the following areas:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) career pathway
  • Automotive Services (Transportation Logistical Support career pathway)
  • Cosmetology (Personal Care Services career pathway)
  • Healthcare (Therapeutic Service-Nursing career pathway)
  • Other Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) electives

 

*For more information on courses, click on the SECCA High School Courses tab at the top-left side of this webpage.

 

**To access 2014-2015 career pathway course schedules by school, click on the HS School Schedules tab at the top-left side of this page and click on the schedule for your home high school.

 

***AP and other CTAE elective schedules for each high school will be posted under the SECCA High School Courses tab as they become available.

 

SECCA Dual Enrollment Courses through STC:

Students who participate in dual enrollment through STC will have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit in career/technical areas such as:

  • Certified Manufacturing Specialist (new SECCA program)
  • Energy Systems (possibility)
  • Welding
  • Automotive
  • Criminal Justice (online)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (morning class at SECCA)

For more information click the SECCA Dual Enrollment tab at the top-left side of this webpage. Hope Grant funds will be used to pay for most course expenses.

 

SECCA Accel Courses through STC:

Students who participate in Accel courses will earn academic high school and college credit that will transfer to any college or university within the University System of Georgia. STC can offer Accel courses in: English Math Science Social Sciences For more information, click the SECCA Accel Courses tab at the top-left side of this webpage. Hope Scholarship funds will be used to pay for most course expenses.

 

What do I need to do to register for SECCA classes?

Talk to your guidance counselor at your home high school and express your interest in SECCA classes. You can also contact David Avery using the contact information listed below.

 


  DAVID AVERY

Director of High School Programs

davery30457@gmail.com

(912) 538-3248 office

(912) 682-9335