Bend Tech Academy at Marshall High School

Academics

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Academics at Bend Tech Academy at MHS

Future Readiness through programs of study, community partnerships, and career development

BTA offers four CTE academy pathways for students to explore, with a focus on allowing students to pursue their passions in career and tech fields within a small school environment. The CTE pathways include Engineering/STEM, Construction, Business Leadership, and Medical/Health. In addition to this academy structure, we offer rigorous and transformative curriculum in both engineering and science from Project Lead the Way, college and career ready CTE curriculum from Paxton Patterson, and a robust college and career readiness program to ensure postsecondary success through initiatives like AVID, Oregon Gear UP, Aspire, and ECMC. Our School to Career office works hand in hand with our academies to bring in community partners to develop success skills and introduce internships and real world projects to the learning.

Early College Coursework

Opportunities exist to articulate for college credit in all CTE academies, and students may enroll as juniors and seniors of good standing in the district COCC Expanded Options programs as well. Advanced placement courses in science, language arts, and social studies are currently being developed. Advanced math classes for dual college credit (such as Math 105 and Math 111) are also available on campus.

CTE Academy Structure

Construction Academy – The Construction Academy will teach students the technical skills necessary to be employed within this diverse industry. Skills such as blueprint reading, power tools, wall framing, electrical, cabinet making, plumbing, finish carpentry, and others will be taught to students followed with an industry certification process and apprenticeship.

Engineering/STEM Academy – The Engineering/STEM Academy focuses on building 21st century skills including: problem solving, teamwork, initiative, self-direction, and career development. We empower students to discover their interests and aptitudes, along the pathway to postsecondary success. Students will learn technical skills in the areas of robotics and automation, electricity and alternative energy, introduction to computers, and 3D modeling.

Business Leadership Academy– The Business and Leadership Academy focuses on the business and entrepreneurial needs of Oregon's students as they prepare to enter and succeed in the world of business. The careers in this area span virtually every industry in the world. Studies in Business and Management focus on the commonalities among most businesses, including concepts like personnel management, marketing, planning, finance, and resource management, and entrepreneurship.

Medical/Health Academy - The Medical/Health Academy orients students to careers that promote health, wellness, and diagnosis as well as treat injuries and diseases. Work locations are varied and may be in hospitals, medical or dental offices or laboratories, medevac units, sports areas, space centers or within the community. Students who are unsure about a potential career academy interest will have an opportunity to engage in life and career planning though a required Careers class. See the College and Career tab on our web site for more information.