9th Grade Students
In the 9th grade, students engage in our work-based learning sequence by starting out with Career Awareness. This part of the process includes career/ college fairs, job site visits, workshops with Staten Island Tech's partners, and college trips. The goal is for students to be aware of the variety of career fields available to them based on their current interests. Upon completion of the 9th grade, students will have an idea of the professions they want to explore more in-depth during their remaining time in high school.
In the 9th grade all students complete one-term courses in Intro to STEM Engineering & Robotics, Intro to Audio/Video Engineering & TV Studio, and a two-term Oracy Lab. The purpose of these foundational courses is to build basic technical skills, critical thinking, writing, teamwork, collaborative problem solving / design, public speaking/presentation skills and an introduction to various engineering disciplines. These courses also allow 9th graders to work in teams to gain the technical, written, and oral articulation skills necessary for effective communication amongst their peers in real-world problem-based experiences. The Staten Island Technical High School 9th grade CTE sequence meets the demand for developing and enhancing the communication skills required for college and academic success.
Intro to STEM Engineering & Robotics: 1 Term, Required
Intro to Audio/Video Engineering & TV Studio: 1 Term, Required
ORACY Lab: 2 terms, Required
Computer Science & Engineering: Grades 9-12, 2 Terms, Elective