Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does attending A.W. Beattie Career Center affect my chances of getting into the college or university of my choice?

A: Due to the advanced nature of our programs, our programs offer college credits that you can earn while you are still in high school. We have articulation agreements with many local colleges, universities and technical schools, which give you a great head start to your future educational goals!

Q: If I choose to attend A.W. Beattie Career Center, will I be given a different high school diploma?

A: No. A.W. Beattie Career Center only takes the place of your elective credits at your sending district on your schedule. You will still be attending your high school for all of your academic courses, regardless of your academic level. There is no difference or indication on your high school diploma to show that you attended A.W. Beattie Career Center instead of staying at your sending district.

Q: As a student at A.W. Beattie Career Center, am I still eligible for all of the sports and activities at my school?

A: Absolutely! We have a lot of students who play sports, cheer, play an instrument in the band, or participate in any number of after-school activities at their school district. If you are worried about getting to practice on time, we can work with your high school counselor to ensure that your needs are met.

Q: Do I have to go straight into the work force upon graduation when I go to A.W. Beattie Career Center?

A: No. While A.W. Beattie Career Center will give you the basic knowledge and training to obtain employment in your field, more and more of our graduates do go on to additional training at colleges, universities and technical schools to complete their education. Like most college students today, they may even work while they are in school, using the training they've received with us to earn more money than your average minimum wage positions.

Q: Can I attend A.W. Beattie Career Center if I am in Advanced Program classes?

A: Yes! Students of all levels attend A.W. Beattie Career Center. Since the programs available at the career center only affect the elective credits at your school district, you are eligible to take whatever academic courses (math, science, English, etc.) you choose. If there is a program at our school that represents your personal career goals or interests, we highly encourage you to attend! Discuss your goals with your high school counselor and your parents/guardians to ensure that your schedule is created to fit your educational needs as well as your personal and career interests.