• VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

    Students in grades 11 and 12 may choose from a wide variety of approved vocational programs offered only through the Levittown Occupational Education program at the Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center or through the Nassau Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) at the Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center (Barry Tech) or BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts. Eligibility for admission into any of the approved vocational programs is restricted to students entering the 11th grade. 

    Students who successfully complete a two-year course of vocational study will meet the requirements for a 5-credit sequence in Occupational Education which may be used as an alternative to the 3-credit requirement in a World Language required for a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. 

    All students taking an Occupational Education sequence (except a BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts Program) are required to complete the Career and Financial Management course. Students will be enrolled in this course as part of their academic program in the Levittown Occupational Program or the BOCES Barry Tech Occupational Program and will not need to take it at MHS.

    In compliance with law, all occupational education courses offered at the Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center, Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center, and BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts are open to eligible students regardless of sex, race or disability. Students are urged to follow their major interests in making a choice. In counseling students, vocational equity is a prime concern. 

    Admission decisions to all programs are made by BOCES and Levittown School District.

     

    PROCESS IN PLACEMENT IN A VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

    • Students must select an approved vocational education course when meeting with their counselor to choose their courses for next year.

    • Individual meetings may be needed to determine the appropriateness of placement in a vocational program. The student’s attendance record and grades will be reviewed and taken into consideration.

    • It is expected that the parent/guardian and student will visit the Career & Technical Center that the student will be attending.

    • Together, the student and parent will complete their part of the specific vocational program application and return the application form to the Guidance Office.

    • The deadline for returning either the new student application or the returning student application is February 15, 2020.