Starting in the 9th grade, students in C-Town Tech begin to explore topics and careers in Information Technology (IT). In the 10th grade, students enroll as dual-enrollment students at Bunker Hill Community College, and begin earning college credits that can be used towards an industry recognized degree at Bunker Hill or transferable to many other institutions. Over the course of the program, students can earn up to 30 college credits, all FREE of charge.
C-Town Tech builds a connection between high school, college, and careers, and empowers students to feel ownership of their futures. Courses are designed to be project based, providing hands-on experiences where students learn critical IT skills that can lead to high-paying jobs and careers.
Through career development opportunities such as workshops, mentoring, job shadows, summer jobs, and internships, students are exposed to multiple careers and understand the steps necessary to be successful in the workforce.
IT Pathway Outline
Interested in computers, technology, robots, and gaming? Do you like working in teams to solve problems? Are you curious how computers and technology really work? We are currently looking for interested 9th grade students to join us in the Fall!
There is no separate application or enrollment process to apply for the C-Town Information Technology Career Pathway. To enroll at Charlestown High School and C-Town Tech, please rank and select Charlestown (CRT) #1 on your school selection form.
How do I sign up for C-Town Tech?
To sign up for C-Town Tech, use the school selection form to select CRT under Charlestown High School. Please be aware space is limited.
Who is eligible for C-Town Tech?
EVERYONE! The C-Town Career Pathways programs are open to all interested students.
What are the benefits of C-Town Career Pathways?
Students can earn up to 30 college credits towards an industry recognized degree at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). Along with earning college credits, students have access to mentoring, advising, and tutoring from BHCC, CHS, and industry professionals.
Where do classes take place?
In the 9th and 10th grade, all classes take place at Charlestown High School. In addition to a student’s standard course-load, Pathways students will take additional courses at Charlestown High School. In the 11th and 12th grade, students will take classes at Bunker Hill Community College.
Does my child have to ‘test into’ C-Town Tech?
No. Enrolling in C-Town Tech does not require an entrance exam.
How much does the program cost?
NOTHING! It is entirely free to students and families.
Are their any summer or after-school commitments?
Yes. Over the course of the year there will be times when students are expected to stay after-school or participate in extracurricular activities. Because students are taking fast-paced and challenging college-courses, it is expected they will dedicate some out-of-school time to their classes. There will be mandatory family nights as well.
For more information, please contact Aaron Altman at 617-635-9914 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.