The Raven School at Gulf Coast Trades Center

A Unique Learning Experience

The onsite charter, the Raven School, melds academics with vocational training to offer students the unique opportunity to gain job skills while working towards a GED or High School Diploma. All students have the opportunity to obtain OSHA10 and a Food Handler Certificate regardless of trade. 

The Raven School features:

  • Self-paced computer aided instruction
  • Dedicated and experienced teachers
  • Innovative reading program
  • Small classes
  • Post-secondary opportunities
  • Work experience
  • Career orientation and development
  • Vocational shops
  • Independent living
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EDUCATION AND REQUIRED POSTINGS

  • common curriculum
  • driver's education
  • grievance policy
  • vocational trades
  • Entering the World of Work

    Classroom: 55 Hours

     

    This course offering covers eleven core competencies as required by the U.S. Department of Labor SCANS program. The competencies include the following: making career decisions, labor market information, resumes, applications, interview skills, interpersonal relations, and task completion. The goal of this training is to enhance employability once vocational training is completed.

     

    This course also explores the different careers and jobs associated with work in the selected field. Areas covered include necessary skills for trade related jobs, average wage rates for related skills, the need for basic education skills in the workplace, and rules of the workplace.

  • Related Academics

    Classroom: 200 Hours

     

    This course offering provides an overview of basic academic skills necessary to compete in the working world. Emphasis is placed on the basic skill competencies in reading and mathematics. Students scoring below sixth grade level are placed in computer assisted, individualized learning components. Students assessed above a seventh grade level are placed in a GED preparatory track. All training is individualized using a multimedia approach.

  • Shop Safety

    Classroom: 5.5 Hours

    Laboratory: 22 Hours

     

    Students learn the basic shop safety practices and how each shop utilizes the rules in daily operations. Areas covered include: proper lifting, eye safety, use of ladders and scaffolding, power tool safety, cutting safety, hazardous chemical use, electrical hazards, dangerous gases and fire hazards.

  • Driver's education

    Using equipment and training materials provided through a collaborative agreement with Texas Region VI Education Service Center, GCTC provides drivers education to non-licensed students.

  • Career Schools and Colleges

    Grievances/complaints concerning the delivery of education services are directed to the office of the Deputy Director. Resolution of these grievances is begun within 36 hours of filing. The Executive Director is kept apprised of the process and the resolution of all grievances. Unresolved grievances are directed to:

     

    Career Schools and Colleges

    Texas Workforce Commission

    101 East 15th Street

    Austin, Texas 78778-0001

  • Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)

    Gulf Coast Trades Center maintains a certificate of approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to operate as a career school.

     

    Gulf Coast Trades Center’s programs are approved by TWC as well as the Council for Occupational Education (COE) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

     

    Students must address their concerns about the school and programs at Gulf Coast Trades Center by following the grievance process outlined in the Gulf Coast Trades Center handouts.

     

    Students dissatisfied with the Gulf Coast Trades Center’s response to their complaint can file a formal complaint with TWC, as well as with other relevant agencies if applicable.

     

    Information on filing a complaint with TWC can be found with Gulf Coast Trades Center administration and on the Career Schools and Colleges Website at:
     http://www.texasworkforce.org/careerschoolstudents

     

    The Texas Workforce Commission assigned school number is S0310.

  • Students can enroll in a trades program upon completing Common Curriculum. 

2020-21 Student Code of Conduct

2020-21 Student Handbook

2020-21 Campus Improvement Plan

CTE Notice

CTE Notice (Spanish Version)

Title IX Non-discrimination Policy

Title IX Basic Training

FFH Local Policy

Bacterial Meningitis Information  (Spanish version)

Food Allergies Anaphylaxis Plan

Investigation Protocols

Mistreatment, Neglect, and Abuse

Adopted 2021 FSP Budget

Raven School FSP Budget 21/22

COVID-19 Prevention, Mitigation and Response

Federal Report Card 2020-2021

School Report Card 2021

Transition and Employment Guide