Manheim Township High School is proud to partner with the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC) to offer our students the option to pursue technical educational training to prepare students for career opportunities in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field.
Rated one of the Top 30 Trade Schools by Forbes Magazine, the LCCTC offers programs for students in 12th grade in: Advanced Manufacturing, Agriscience, Construction Technology, Consumer Services, Culinary Arts, Information Technology, Medical/Dental, Protective Services, Transportation Technology, and Visual Communications.
The LCCTC also offers half day programs for students in grade 11 to provide the opportunity to explore different aspects of a career field. Introductory courses explore careers in construction, culinary arts, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and visual communications.
Manheim Township High School is proud to have 36 senior students attending full day programs, and 15 junior students attending half day programs at the LCCTC.
Do you have a student who may be interested in learning more about the LCCTC?
There are various options for students to learn more information about the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center.
On October 9th, a representative from the LCCTC will be at MTHS to talk to any junior student who may be interested in learning more about the LCCTC. There will also be a tour for interested students on October 10. Students should sign up in the Guidance Office.
The Lancaster County Career & Technology Center’s Virtual Open House for students and their families is schedule for November 17th (Brownstown Campus), November 18th (Mt. Joy Campus), and November 19th (Willow St. Campus) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. For more information on the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, please visit their website: https://lancasterctc.edu/high-school/
Participation in Career and Technical Education Programs by Home Education Students
On May 19, 2023, the Manheim Township School District Board of School Directors approved participation in a career and technical education program by students enrolled in a home education program who meet all the requirements stated in law and Board policy.
- Students attending home education programs have an equal opportunity to apply for placement in available programs at Lancaster County Career and Technical Center.
- Prior to enrolling in a career and technical education program, home education students must submit required documents and written verification of eligibility or completion of prerequisites to the building principal or designee.
Participation in career and technical education programs by home education students is governed by the following conditions:
- Residence: Students must be residents of the district.
- Eligibility: Students must meet the required eligibility criteria or the prerequisites for the program.
- Conduct: Students must comply with applicable policies, school rules, and administrative regulations regarding student conduct.
- Attendance: Students must meet attendance and reporting requirements, including sign-in and sign-out procedures.
- Course Participation: Home education students must participate in the required courses on the same basis as district-enrolled students, unless exceptions are granted in accordance with applicable policies and rules.
The Lancaster County Career and Technical Center will provide the student's home education program supervisor with grades for each completed course, and the supervisor will be responsible for maintaining the student's portfolio of records.
- Students attending home education programs who participate in career and technical education programs may use district transportation to or from the career and technical education program during the times when district transportation is already operating, and space is available in addition to full-time district students.
Program Recognition for 80% of all students scoring at the Competent and/or Advanced levels:
RV/Outdoor Power Equipment Veterinary Assistant
Program Recognition for 100% of all students scoring at the Competent and/or Advanced level:
AutoTechnology; Dental Assistant; Medical Assistant; Nursing Assistant; Commercial Construction; Culinary Arts; Protective Services; Event Planning; Architectural CAD; Commercial Art; Computer Systems; Heavy Equipment; HVAC; Interactive Media
Program Recognition for 90% of all students scoring at the Competent and/or Advanced levels:
Early Childhood Education; Residential Carpentry; Welding; Electrical; Digital Design/Print Media; Auto Mechanics; Patient Care Technician; Collision Repair
Program Recognition for 100% of all students scoring at the
Painting & Interior Finishings
Baking & Pastry Arts
Frequently Asked Questions
What year can I attend the LCCTC?
Although the LCCTC offers a limited number of half-day programs for junior students, the majority of the programs are for high school seniors.
Can I stay involved/connected to Manheim Township High School if I attend LCCTC?
Yes! Students can stay actively involved in Manheim Township High School activities. Many of the LCCTC students still participate on sports teams, clubs, extracurricular activities, as well as staying in touch with teachers and friends from MTHS.
Is a LCCTC educational experience really that beneficial?
Yes, yes, yes! Besides gaining certain State and National certifications in their areas of expertise, students can earn between 3 and 13 college credits during their senior year. Students have the opportunity to participate in a clinical rotation/internship and some even get paid (co-op). MTHS students attending LCCTC will earn a diploma from Manheim Township as well as a certificate of completion from the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center.
Is LCCTC only for students who are not college-bound?
Absolutely not! Career and technical education is essential for all students, providing them with a foundation of academic knowledge and essential technical skills. LCCTC’s programs introduce students to career options and assist them in making informed educational choices.
How does a high school student enroll at LCCTC?
Interested students attend a Lancaster County CTC career awareness presentation in the Fall and participate in tour programs of interest during the month of November. In addition, the LCCTC offers an open house for students and their families. If a student is still interested, an application is submitted to the MTHS Guidance Office. All applications are due in January. Please check the LCCTC website for details on open house and tour program dates.
How does transportation work if I attend CTC?
School buses run morning, mid-day, and afternoon to the three campuses of the LCCTC from Manheim Township High School. Additionally, senior students who procure parking passes can drive to and from LCCTC.
Half Day Students
Students may enter the building from the front or cafeteria entrances and move to the cafeteria for breakfast. At the end of 3rd period, students are expected to go directly to the half day bus parked at the front of the building. Students are not permitted to stop in the cafeteria to purchase food prior to the bus ride and should not be eating or drinking on the bus.
Full Day Students
Students may enter the building from the front or cafeteria entrances and move to the cafeteria for breakfast. Full day students are expected to remain in that area, using the cafeteria restrooms if needed, until departure. Students are expected to be on their assigned CTC bus prior to 7:30, as that is the time of departure.
Upon disembarking the CTC bus, students will utilize the sidewalks to enter the high school cafeteria entrance. Traveling throughout the bus lot without the use of the sidewalks is a safety hazard for both the students and drivers. If a student drives to school, they are permitted to leave from the CTC bus dismissal if their car is parked in one of the back school lots - Arena or Middle School lot.
All students are to remain in the assigned area with monitored bathroom access, using the cafeteria restrooms. If a student needs to travel the building, they must share the communication with the teacher/trainer/counselor the communication to the CTC monitor to be permitted to move out of the assigned area. Traveling throughout the building without pre-arranged permission is not permitted.
If a student rides with a driver parked in the front of the building, they must remain in the cafeteria until 2:30 dismissal.
Students and parents will receive regular communication from Manheim Township High School regarding changes in schedules, bussing updates, and any other relevant information. It is important that the email provided to the district at the beginning of the year is one that is checked regularly to ensure receipt of the information in a timely manner.
Students should still monitor their Schoology accounts as well to ensure they are aware of any school specific updates regarding events and activities that may be of interest.
Half day students should report directly to the assigned classroom prior to the bell on both Club and Advisory days. At that time attendance will be recorded, and students will be expected to complete advisory artifacts assigned at that time. Bringing food from the cafeteria is not an option at this time.
MTHS Early Dismissal
Half day students should report directly to the assigned location prior to the bell when attendance will be taken. At that time students will be able to complete independent work or quietly socialize until the bus arrives. Students are not permitted to leave the building and still use district transportation to the CTC, nor are they permitted to leave prior to 10:30 without a parent note.
Student drivers who attend either full or half day CTC will be assigned parking in either the Arena or Middle School lots.
MTHS days off with CTC in session
There are days in which Manheim Township School District is not in session and CTC is still holding classes. These days are not optional for students. Please be aware of communication coming from Manheim Township High School with transportation information as that will change on these days with a different time and location of your pick up.
If you would like to have breakfast provided on those days, the communication from Manheim Township High School will request that information so that a breakfast can be provided to you. If you request breakfast, please come into the high school cafeteria to pick up your breakfast at that time.
The building will be open for students to wait in the cafeteria for the CTC bus arrival. This is not mandatory, but available.
As expected on all Manheim Township School District buses, appropriate behavior is expected at all times. Food and drink is not permitted, students are expected to maintain their area, being responsible for any trash created.
Students are expected to stay seated in their seats, use appropriate volume of voice and language. As always, it is also expected that other students and the bus driver are treated with respect.
Impending Weather Information
2 HOUR DELAY - If MTHS is operating on a 2 HR Delay schedule - FULL DAY & HALF DAY CTC students will be transported to CTC at 9:30 AM - leaving from the Cafeteria.
FID DAY - If MTHS is operating on a "FID" day schedule - FULL DAY & HALF DAY CTC will NOT be transported to CTC. This will not go against their attendance if CTC is in session.
MTHS CLOSED - FULL DAY & HALF DAY CTC students will NOT be transported to CTC. This will not go against their attendance if CTC is in session.
Suspensions administered by the CTC are also honored by Manheim Township School District. This means that if a half day CTC student is given a suspension, they are also not permitted to participate in classes at MTHS for those same days. Conversely, if a student has been given a suspension through MTHS, they will also be expected to not attend the CTC for the same days.
If full or half day students violate School Board Policy #227 (Controlled Substances), or School Board Policy #218.4 (Extracurricular, Co-curricular, and Interscholastics Sports and Privileges) students and parents should anticipate that Manheim Township school personnel will be involved in the disciplinary action.
Participation in Extracurricular Activities
Full and half day students are permitted and encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities through MTHS. Please watch the website, Schoology, daily bulletins, and The Week Ahead emails for additional information.Return to Top of Page