Published by RoyalGazette.com
OCTOBER 31, 2015
Young Observer met with Mr Stowe and students at The Bermuda Technical Training School last week.
The school currently offers the High School Completion Programme. The programme delivers alternative high school studies for students experiencing difficulty maintaining a satisfactory rate of progress and level of achievement in a traditional high school. Others have dropped out of high school.
Mr Stowe told us: “We will grant admission to male and female students 14 to 19 years of age for the purpose of completing high school and/or acquiring technical and vocational skills and qualifications to enter the workforce.
“However, we will only accept students who demonstrate a positive attitude, compliance with rules and proper conduct and appropriate behaviour that are indicative of their desire to learn, achieve and make a positive contribution to the learning environment.”
The programme was devised and specifically serves as an effective alternative education strategy.
It provides high school academic studies and vocational/technical education from an accredited and internationally recognised provider, Penn Foster.
The Penn Foster High School diploma is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. This agency accredits Bermuda Institute, The Berkeley Institute and CedarBridge Academy.
The primary purpose of the High School Completion Programme is to:
The programme utilises a distance education examination platform. And, it is delivered, supported and facilitated locally on a daily basis through: Small classes, self-paced studies, individualised education plans, small group tutoring and academic and technical study options.