- How do I enroll in Area 30 Career Center?
- Who can come to Area 30?
- When can I sign up for Area 30?
- Do all classes meet both morning and afternoon?
- Can I choose which class and time I want to attend?
- What is Area 30 Career Center’s schedule?
- How do I get to Area 30 Career Center? Can I drive there?
- If my high school is not in session, do I have to come to Area 30?
- Is Area 30’s attendance policy, dress code, etc. the same as my high school’s?
- How many credits can I earn?
- What does it cost to take a class?
- How long are Area 30 programs, and do I have to attend both years of a program?
- Is Area 30 a place to get job training for students who don’t plan to go to college?
- Does Area 30 offer scholarships to students?
- Can I attend Area 30 if I am working toward an Academic Honors Diploma?
How do I enroll in Area 30 Career Center?
Students should contact their high school counselor and complete the online enrollment request form. All enrollments must be done through one of the five sending schools.
Who can come to Area 30?
Juniors or seniors who attend Cloverdale, Eminence, Greencastle, North Putnam, or South Putnam High School may enroll in a program at Area 30. High school counselors work out a schedule to coordinate with academic courses.
When can I sign up for Area 30?
Students should contact their high school counselor and complete the online enrollment request form when making out next year’s schedule. This usually happens between December and March of the previous year.
Do all classes meet both morning and afternoon?
Most Area 30 classes meet either in the morning or the afternoon. However, Early Childhood Education, LOGIC, Teacher Education and WIRED meet only in the morning, while Graphic Design & Layout, Human & Social Services , ICE, Law Enforcement and Welding meet only in the afternoon. Civil Engineering & Architecture is offered as a 1 period course from 8-9 am.
Can I choose which class and time I want to attend?
On the enrollment request form, students will request first program choice and then note second program option as alternative. In most cases, students will be placed in their first choice. Sometimes, students can choose whether to come in the morning or afternoon; however, high school attended, scheduling, number of students in the program, and whether you are a first or second year student can influence the schedules.
What is Area 30 Career Center’s schedule?
Students attend in the morning from 8:30-11:30. A.M. Students attend class, eat lunch here, and then return to high school for afternoon classes. The afternoon session runs from 11:30-2:30. Students take morning classes at high school, come to Area 30 for lunch, attend class, and ride the bus back to the high school.
How do I get to Area 30 Career Center? Can I drive there?
Each sending high school determines the driving policy for students attending Area 30 Career Center. Only students with permission from their high school’s administration shall have the privilege of driving to the career center. Transportation, via school bus, is provided by each of the sending school corporations.
If my high school is not in session, do I have to come to Area 30?
No. Each school has a slightly different schedule. When the home school is not in session for any reason, students are not required to attend Area 30. In the event of severe weather, Area 30 will announce when it is closed.
Is Area 30’s attendance policy, dress code, etc. the same as my high school’s?
No. Area 30 has its own set of policies and regulations. Students and parents are responsible for being aware of and abiding by these policies. Handbooks will be available online or a hardcopy form if reqeusted.
How many credits can I earn?
Students will earn 3 high school CTE credits each semester. Students may also be eligible to earn free college credit from a variety of schools if their course grade is a “C” or higher.
What does it cost to take a class?
There is no tuition charged since we are an extension of your high school. Like any other class; however, there will be book and lab fees, which vary from program to program.
How long are Area 30 programs, and do I have to attend both years of a program?
Most Area 30 courses are 2-year programs. There are a few that are only one year, such as ICE, and Nursing courses. Students are not required to attend both years of a program. We work with you and your home school counselor to create a program of study best for you.
Is Area 30 a place to get job training for students who don’t plan to go to college?
YES and NO!! Area 30 is a place to get both job training and to prepare for post-secondary education, whether that is college, technical school, apprenticeships, or any other option. Area 30 programs help students to explore career interests while providing a strong academic and skill base in a wide variety of fields.
Does Area 30 offer scholarships to students?
Yes, Area 30 has an excellent scholarship program that has awarded over $20,000 annually to Area 30 students who qualify. Scholarships can be for post-secondary education or for tools, uniforms, or supplies needed for jobs. Area 30 also has a full time guidance counselor who is available to help students search for and complete other scholarships.
Can I attend Area 30 if I am working toward an Academic Honors Diploma?
In most cases, yes. All Area 30 classes qualify as a Core 40 elective course or an elective course for academic or technical honors diploma. Area 30 and home school counselors work together with the student to try and devise a schedule to meet the student’s needs.
For more information about Area 30 Career Center and/or Career and Technical Education, contact your home school counselor or Area 30 Career Center at (765) 653-3515.