The Shelton Public Schools are committed to developing
and promoting a partnership-driven system of education and skill development
between the Shelton Public Schools and the local business community that
prepares students to be successful and productive lifelong learners and
workers. Recognizing that organizational skills, decision making ability,
responsibility and interpersonal skills are essential for future personal
and professional success, the District has worked with a variety of community
and business partners to encourage student growth and career awareness.
Shelton Public Schools have successfully partnered with Junior Achievement
of Western Connecticut to provide over 2,000 students with meaningful
career development and contextual learning experiences. Kindergarten through
adult classroom programs and work site job shadowing opportunities are
offered to students throughout the system. Junior Achievement helps students
to learn first hand about what the "world of work" is really
School To Career
to Career provides educationally rewarding and beneficial learning experiences
for all students. Work and school based learning, and connecting activities
create pathways which provide all students with academic and work based
opportunities that are an integral part of a continuum of life-long learning.
By integrating vocational studies with relevant college preparatory curriculum
components, we prepare students to meet the educational needs of the 21st
Pupil Personnel Services
The Shelton School System offers a full range of Pupil Personnel Services
designed to meet the developmental needs of all students. School counselors,
nurses, psychologists, social workers, speech and language pathologists,
and other qualified school professionals provide integrated support services
within the school setting.
men and women throughout the greater Shelton area volunteer their time
to spend one hour each week with their mentees during the school day.
These dedicated individuals are the heart and soul of the Shelton Mentor
Program, and serve as positive role models for their mentees. Now in its
sixth year, the Shelton Mentor Program continues to grow.
Students who are academically gifted are invited to participate in REAP,
an acronym for Reach Every Able Pupil. This program provides the school
systems highest achievers with an opportunity to enhance and expand
their knowledge and interests. Students work on individual and group projects
tailored to their specific learning styles. Students participate in activities
designed to promote creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Intellectual risk taking, group interaction, and peer and self evaluation
are important components of this program.
The Shelton High School Robotics Program
Shelton High School robotics team extended its business sponsorship to
include UTC/Sikorsky and OEM, as well as numerous community contributors
to organize a team for the F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition
of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. In just six weeks, 49
students, teachers, engineers, and parents designed, constructed, and
tested a robot capable of meeting the demands of the F.I.R.S.T. competition.
Shelton Alternative Education
The Shelton Alternative Education Program is a voluntary program that
provides students with an opportunity to earn a Shelton High School diploma
in a non-traditional learning environment. Utilizing innovative approaches
to teaching and learning, the Shelton Alternative Education Program offers
students with a variety of needs an opportunity to achieve personal and
Parental involvement is essential for each childs success in the
Shelton School system. The councils main focus is to encourage parent
and community involvement in the Shelton School system, and to promote
the safety and welfare of its children. Our PTA Council serves as a catalyst
for educational progress throughout the Shelton Public Schools.
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