High School Students Provided Opportunities Through Career and Post-Secondary Education

At Todd County School District, we believe it is important to work with all students to begin planning for their future early by making wise course selections that will assist them to achieve future success. We encourage students to take rigorous courses that will challenge them and will prepare them for the future challenges of post-secondary education and life.

TCCHS offers general and developmental level courses, honors courses, advanced placement and dual credit courses, career and technical classes offered through Logan County Area Technology Center (LCATC), as well as opportunities to enroll in dual credit technical courses at the Todd County Career Pathway Institute (TCCPI). It is never too early to begin looking at career interests and possibilities and developing a student’s schedule in such a way as to prepare them to achieve their educational and career goals.

Students at TCCHS can earn one or more Career Major Certificates in addition to their high school diploma. These Career Major Certificates will help build a strong portfolio a student can use when pursuing additional education or employment. Today’s students need to be critical thinkers and problem solvers, have excellent communication and digital literacy skills, along with mastering their core content classes. TCCHS offers career majors in Agriculture Education, Business Education, Human Services Education, and Education and Training.

Along with career majors, students at TCCHS have opportunity to enroll in dual credit classes A student who enrolls in these classes will not only earn credit in high school, but will also earn college credit through Hopkinsville Community College, Murray State University and Western Kentucky University. Juniors have opportunity to receive the KHEAA Dual Credit Scholarship. The Dual Credit Scholarship provides assistance for Kentucky high school students who are taking dual credit classes at a participating Kentucky college or university. Eligible students may receive scholarships that provides funding for up to two classes. Approximately eighty Juniors and Seniors at TCCHS are registered for dual credit classes for the upcoming school year.

One of the biggest benefits of the career majors is assisting students to make a seamless transition to post-secondary education by way of dual credit and articulation opportunities. Working in partnership with Hopkinsville Community College, students at TCCHS have opportunity to enroll in dual credit technical classes at Todd County Career Path Institute. TCCPI offers course work in Computer Aided Drafting, Basic Electricity and Electrical Instruction, and Basic Welding. New courses in Auto Diesel will be offered beginning in Spring 2019. Students who attend Todd County Career Path Institute can earn up to 10 dual credit hours a semester. Enrollment for classes at TCCPI is at capacity, with 32 students enrolled for the upcoming school year. 

On July 11, an executive order signed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, expanded the Work Ready Scholarship Program to include students enrolled in certificate, diploma and associate of applied science degrees in the state’s high demand workforce sectors, making the scholarship available for high school students for dual credit career and technical education courses. Depending on students’ course of study, students will have the opportunity to earn up to 30 credit hours of dual credit with tuition and fees covered by state scholarship programs. The Work Ready Scholarships are a critical tool to aggressively attach Kentucky’s skills gap and prepare more of our students for the workforce and postsecondary education.

Students at TCCHS also have the opportunity to take course work from ten instructional programs at LCATC, including Health Science, Business Education, Information Technology, Drafting/Auto CAD, Automotive Technology, Electricity Technology, Welding Technology and Machine and Tool Technology. The Area Technology Center currently serves students from Logan County, Todd County and Russellville Independent school districts, with students receiving instruction in career pathways and industrial certifications. During the 2018-19 school year, 43 students from Todd County Central will be attending LCATC.

We believe all students should be provided the best education and opportunities possible to lifelong productive citizens and learners in our community. With new opportunities being presented by the expansion of Novelis, we are working to provide opportunities for our students to fill the new advanced manufacturing jobs in Todd County.