Explore the Career Center

Mission 

Our mission is to provide our students with the very best foundation in skills, training and content knowledge so they are prepared to enter the workforce, college or military with the training and motivation to build upon those skills and adapt to an ever-changing society while becoming productive and successfully employed adults.

Vision

Our vision is to support our students’ learning by offering the best training and learning experience using state of the art equipment and facilities that replicate real world settings, and support their professional and leadership growth by helping them make connections with industry partners that will help them grow as learners, workers, and leaders and ultimately allow them to follow a compatible career path.

Honors Courses – 39+ Offerings – 1200 Students Enrolled

AP Courses – 15 AP Offerings – 255 Students Enrolled

EEP Courses – 8 Early Enrollment Placement – 141 Students Enrolled

81 Seniors Completed Internships in Career Fields

80% of Seniors earned at least 1 credential 

27 Students Received 1st Bi Literacy Seal Offered by RIDE

80% of students went on to college

16% of students went into the workforce

4% of students went into the military

Ranked 14th among Rhode Island schools by RI Monthly

CTA Scholarships Given to Seniors = $891,000

School Profile

Approximately 1500 students

Division 1 Sports: Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Volleyball, Track and Field, Baseball and Girls Softball, Girls Soccer, Division II Sports: Football, Hockey, Boys Soccer

New outdoor sports complex

20+ extracurricular clubs

All courses are designed to prepare students for the demands and rigor of all post-secondary options, including college, the military, and the world of work. CHS offers the following academic levels:

  • Advanced Placement
  • Honoros
  • College Prep
  • College Prep with Extra Supports

Welcome

At the Regional Career and Technical Center, we strive to provide our students with the very best foundation in skills, training and content knowledge so they are prepared to enter the workforce, college or military.   We support our students’ learning by offering the best training  possible taught by our industry expert teachers.  We provide our students with learning experiences, both on and off campus, that cannot be replicated inside a regular classroom; our facility is equipped with state of the art real world lab settings.  Our work based learning experiences help solidify the content knowledge and help our students grow as learners, workers, and leaders they can ultimately determine the best pathway to a compatible career.

Students who enroll in a CTE program of study elect to concentrate in a specific career path over three or four years as they proceed with academic coursework required for graduation.   A student who chooses and successfully completes a career course of study will not only earn a high school diploma, but also a career center competency certificate, and credentials that are aligned to industry expectations.  We have programs of study that offer college credit, scholarship credit, advanced standing in post secondary institutions, and/or advanced entry in employment.  All of our programs offer internship and job shadowing opportunities.  Our teachers have over ten years of industry expertise.

Along with our 11 career programs (four additional in 2018), the high school offers concurrent college enrollment in Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, US History, and English, Spanish and Italian and College Writing and Music Appreciation.  We offer Division 1 Sports in Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Volleyball, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Track and Field, Girls Soccer, Girls Softball, Boys Wrestling, Golf, Baseball, and Gymnastics along with over 20 extra curricular clubs and activities.   At the Regional Career and Technical Center at Coventry High School, we offer a comprehensive educational experience that encompasses the whole child.

One of the favorite events of the year for our students is Spirit Week.  Students report it to be the “highlight of the year” and “one of the best weeks” ever.  In March, students from each class come together in a show of solidarity, demonstration of camaraderie and friendly competition to earn bragging rights for the most spirited class.  They celebrate with color wars, crazy hats, costumes, formal wear; they compete in table tennis, human trouble, talent competitions, dance-offs, and the culminating event of “Anything Goes”.  It is truly a time for our students to show off their Oaker Pride.

If you are interested in learning more about the Regional Career and Technical Center and how you can build your resume for college or employment, please feel free to call or email me.  When a parent asks me why they should consider a career and technical education for their child, my response is simple, “Why not?”  I feel so strongly about a career and technical education that my own twin sons graduated from here with three college credits in English Literature from Rhode Island College, a Print Ed certificate in Graphics Communications, a Regional Career and Technical Center Competency Certificate, and a Coventry High School diploma.  What better way to earn more from your high school education than with stackable credentials and graduating truly “College and Career Ready”.

Sincerely,

Lori A. Ferguson
Director

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