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  • Pima Vocational High School accepting students for Sept. 6 program session

    Aug 23, 2017 | Read More News
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    Pima Vocational High School is accepting students age 16-21 for the program session that begins Wednesday, Sept. 6. 

    Interested students must attend a two-day orientation on Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 1:30-4:30 p.m. each day, at PVHS’s south campus, 175 W. Irvington Road. Pima Vocational’s second campus is located on the northwest side, 5025 W. Ina Road. Call Irene at 520-724-9745 to reserve a spot. 
    PVHS students in class
    A registration packet can be obtained on the PVHS website or at either campus. 

    The school offers students real-world work experience with their academic classes, enabling them to pair their studies with internships ranging from office work to daycare to nonprofit work.
    Students leave with an accredited high school diploma, career plan, and possessing the ability to sustain a job. 

    Classes are held year-round, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Since PVHS opened its doors in 2000, more than 500 students have graduated. 

    PBHS graduate Nick Bordelon tried attending a traditional public high school. He also gave online instruction a try. Nothing clicked until he enrolled at Pima Vocational High School.

    “The teachers treat you like adults, not like a punk kid. The class sizes were small so you had a lot more one-on-one help from teachers.” 

    Today Nick is working a full-time construction job, framing houses and “making really good money.” His goal is to become a police officer.

    Pima Vocational High School is a program of the Pima County Community Services, Employment and Training Department. The students, who must meet all of the Arizona Essential Skills requirements to graduate, take courses on resume writing and career skills and can earn paid job placements and internships. In addition, students meet weekly with an advisor and attend classes with 15 or fewer students.

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