Mr. Matt Rutkowski - Coordinator
Arc Tech is a program designed for Brush High School students who would benefit from a non-traditional learning environment. Students have the opportunity for credit recovery as well as earning new credit toward their Brush High School diploma. Honoring Charles F. Brush for his invention of the "arc" light and the emphasis on technology in this program, led to the program name of Arc Tech.
Arc Tech students attend school for a partial day, some are enrolled in vocational program(s) and many are employed, and receive work-study credits through the Career Based Intervention Program. Classroom learning is computer/web-based with certified teachers in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science and Special Education available throughout the day to assist and guide student learning. Additional resources for Academy students include access to a school counselor, school social worker and security officer.
Since Arc Tech has limited capacity, a comprehensive review process is in place for those students being considered for a "seat." There are 140 seats in the Arc Tech program. Students are recommended for enrollment by parents, teachers and staff, as well as the students themselves. The process for attending the Arc Tech is completed by the student's Brush High Guidance Counselor.
The atmosphere at Arc Tech Academy is positive and focused. All students have two main goals: 1) Pass all sections of the Ohio Graduation Test 2) Earn the necessary credits to graduate from Brush High School. Each fulltime student reflects upon the personal, social, and academic experiences that may have interfered with their success at Brush High School. An IDP (Individual Development Plan) is written to ensure that those same "blocks" won't continue to interfere with their desire to graduate from high school.
Providing students with "unconditional support" in meeting their short-term goal of graduating, has resulted in helping them find purpose, balance, and a wide array of educational options for their future success.