- Superintendent's Message
A Message from the Superintendent
Welcome! I would like to begin my first official Superintendent’s Message with a heartfelt thank you to our Board, our staff, and to our exemplary instructors and students.
For over 45 years, North Orange County ROP has provided high‐quality, relevant career technical education, preparing students for success in employment, career advancement, and further education. Our students participate in over 400 class sections, held across 25 campuses and over 500 community sites. We are proud of our tradition of delivering high‐quality education to our students, and endeavor to continue that tradition. This year, we are placing a particular emphasis on student engagement. I’d like to take a moment to briefly share what student engagement means to us.
Student engagement is students actively participating in classrooms that emulate the workplace, and inclusive learning environments that are project‐based, innovative, and encourage critical thinking and collaboration. High caliber CTE instructors share industry‐based knowledge and experience which prepares students for future careers and post‐secondary education.
Students connect to career pathways in 12 industry sectors, and have the opportunity to earn industry recognized certifications and/or State licensures in identified courses. They develop leadership skills and efficacy through participation in Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) where they become civic‐minded and career‐ready individuals. This is not observational learning – it is engaged learning. It is a hands‐on approach to creating a successful future in a challenging and changing workforce.
Student engagement also includes preparation for post‐secondary education, empowering students with a diversified skillset that is applicable to collegiate learning. We provide 28 courses that articulate with 11 post‐secondary institutions and 25 University of California “a‐g” approved courses. Our courses stimulate analytical thought, and require rigorous academic standards, preparing students for success in higher education.
We believe this emphasis on student engagement is the embodiment of North Orange County ROP’s mission. It is the goal and practice to which we are continually committed. We will continue to serve our students with this philosophy in mind. All the best to our students in the 2016 – 2017 school year.