DCIU Technical Schools Receive Excellence Award from Pennsylvania

The Delaware County Technical High School (DCTS) at Aston was awarded a certificate of Career and Technical Education Excellence by the Pennsylvania Department of Education at a recent Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators (PACTA) Symposium in Hershey, PA. Seventeen schools were presented with the award out of 220 schools in PA (84 Career and Technical Education Centers-CTE and 136 Comprehensive High Schools that have approved CTE programs as part of their programs). The award was for having at least 75% of the students who participated in the Student Occupational Testing program achieve at the Advanced level.
DCTS at Aston had 96% of its students perform at the Competent or Advanced level in 2015; these students received certificates for both competent and advanced standing from the State. 
“DCTS is constantly focusing on student achievement,” stated Dr. Phil Lachimia, Director, DCTS. “This award underscores our ability to provide the education and training our students need to be ready for college and career.” DCTS at Aston was only one of two schools in the Eastern Region that received this award. The only other school recognized from this five-county region was Bucks County Technical High School.
February 22, 2016