3 R’s of Relationships, Relevance and Rigor
Shape our School Culture and Educational Program
and Prepare Students for Success in Life, College, and Careers
- Relationships: Trade Tech offers students a small learning community where No Child is Left Unknown. Students join an advisory and begin and end each day in their advisory, which focuses on building relationships, creating a sense of community, and developing leadership skills. Three days per week, students work in their advisory full-time on projects.Advisors (credentialed teachers) provide direction, coaching, and support on projects; and provide additional academic support to accelerate learning. Advisory areas reflect a work environment, with individual workspaces and conference spaces for group work.
- Relevance: Learning comes alive for our students through project-based learning. Projects provide opportunities for immediate, meaningful application of their academic know-how and skills. In addition to our career tech projects, students have the opportunity to develop individual projects driven by their personal interests and goals.
- Rigor: Two days per week students attend engaging college-style seminars that promote critical thinking and problem solving. Seminars are designed to ensure that students meet California content standards in core academic areas and that they have the academic know-how and skills to support rigorous projects. Click here for more information on our Core Curriculum and Graduation Requirements