2015 Aug 26: RISD's CTE Program

Rockdale ISD has started in full swing, and our students and staff are learning names, schedules and routines during our first week back in school. This year Sari McCoy, who joined RISD last Spring, will be the Director of Career and Technology Education working mainly on the high school campus. At this time, Ms. McCoy would like to share some very exciting information regarding an outstanding new program at Rockdale High School.

What a great start to the 2015 – 2016 school year! We are so excited to have students return to school this week. Our buildings do not seem complete without the voices and faces that fill our classrooms and hallways. It is an exciting year for Rockdale ISD. Each year, our gains are made in strides and we could not accomplish what we do without the talented Rockdale ISD staff, dedicated Tiger families, and the endless support of our community.

This year, Rockdale High School introduces a new Career and Technology course strand for students who are interested in Healthcare. The Health Science Technology courses offer students an intimate look into the careers of healthcare providers. Over a course of 4 years, the students will explore the history of medicine, the various disciplines of medicine, observe patient care delivery in a clinical setting, and earn a certification that propels them into their post-secondary journey.

We would like to thank the Little River Healthcare System for their partnership and support as we enhance our Health Science program. They have generously donated equipment and supplies which enables us to train students with actual items utilized in the clinical setting. We are grateful for Little River’s expertise and guidance as we prepare students for a successful career in the healthcare industry.

Equipped with medical terminology, the knowledge of body systems and functions, and an understanding of disease processes, students will graduate from Rockdale High School with a quality foundation as they pursue a degree in healthcare.

As with all Career and Technology course strands, it is our goal to prepare Rockdale ISD students for success, in post-secondary education and in the 21st Century Workforce, through real-world academic, industry, and leadership training. As the Director of Career and Technology, it is my privilege to collaborate with our community business leaders to ensure the highest level of career preparation is offered to our students. In Rockdale ISD, we challenge and inspire our students to achieve their goals. In return, they change the world.

It’s a GREAT day to be a TIGER!