We already know incoming students and their families have lots of questions when making the transition to a Satellite program and into career-technical education. Now, with the school closures and the on-going pandemic changing life as we know it, we understand there may be even more questions and concerns. Below is a list of frequently asked questions that may address many of these.
Who can help us over the phone or email?
Our Career Services Specialists have worked with students for years during our recruitment and admissions process. They should be your point of contact during this transition. Visit our Who To Contact page to select the correct specialist to contact. CLICK HERE.
Will the school closure order from the Governor impact final acceptance decisions?
No. As of now, we still anticipate making final acceptance decisions and notifying students via mail in June 2020. Since schools are still in session online, your associate high school will continue to process your final grades and we will work in concert with them to process a final review of grades and credits.
Will the school closures impact New Student Celebration/Orientations?
New Student Celebration scheduled for May 7, 2020, has been moved to an online event. Each satellite location is hosting an online Zoom meeting for students and families. Below is a listing of the dates and times of these Zoom meetings. If you click on the location, you can learn more about details specific to your individual satellite.
May 4, 2020 at 6 p.m. – Architecture/Construction Management, Bioscience, Employability Prep, Teaching Professions (CLARK HALL – GAHANNA LINCOLN H.S.)
May 7, 2020 at 6 p.m. – Marketing & Logistics Management (GROVEPORT MADISON H.S.)
May 11, 2020 at 7 p.m. – Performing Arts (REYNOLDSBURG H.S. LIVINGSTON CAMPUS)
May 13, 2020 at 6 p.m. – Multimedia (PICKERINGTON H.S. NORTH)
Do I need to order a uniform for my satellite program?
No. Satellite students are not required to wear a uniform.
I am concerned about fees & expenses due to this pandemic. What should I do?
We understand these are trying times and there may be concerns with expenses that may come along with becoming a student at EFCTS. Our district covers the costs of any lab supplies/tools, etc. so there are no additional expenses. If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact us to discuss your situation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens if the school closure extends into the fall?
Right now, the Governor has not given any direction on this and so, we will continue to plan for the 2020-21 school year per normal. However, we will also be working over the summer to develop a plan for remote learning during the 2020-21 school year, if necessary, including within our career-technical education programs. While this is a challenging time like we’ve never faced before, we are committing to innovating and remaining flexible to provide all students with a first-class educational experience.
Does EFCTS provide transportation to my satellite location?
No. Satellite students will need to provide their own transportation to their satellite location. Whitehall students who are attending the Gahanna Lincoln satellite are eligible for COTA through Whitehall Yearling High School.
Do I follow my home school calendar or my satellite host school calendar?
Students will need to follow their satellite host school calendar for their program lab attendance. You are expected to attend your EFCTS lab when your satellite host school is in session:
Example: If you are a Canal Winchester student attending a Gahanna Lincoln satellite program, you will attend your program lab if Gahanna is in session, but Canal is observing a “Teacher In-Service” day where students do not have class.