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      Welcome to Dallas County Technical Center.

    Learn a Skill; Fulfill a Passion!

    DCTC Vision: Commitment to educational excellence through career and techinical preparation.

    DCTC Mission: To equip all students for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship.

    A message for parents and students...
    At DCTC we are interested in your child’s education and the career pathway that is most appropriate to meet
    his/her goals. Please know that the faculty will diligently work toward meeting your child’s needs. One of the
    standards that the Dallas County R-1 School District must meet in order to maintain accreditation from the
    Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education relates to successful placement in occupations,
    continued education, or military service related to his/her career and technical training. Our goal is to place
    students in the “right program” to best fit each student’s educational and career goal. DCTC strives to
    establish a culture where all students have a quality and positive learning experience.

    High school students receive credit at the same rate as it is given in the home high school (one credit per
    period). Credits received from technical programs count toward graduation as elective courses, practical arts,
    and in some programs, fine arts, mathematics, communication arts, and/or science.

    Articulated Credit, Dual Credit, and Scholarships:
    State Fair Community College, Ozarks Technical Community College, State Technical College of Missouri,
    and Universal Technical Institute, have agreed to grant college credit for certain classes successfully
    completed at DCTC. Classes and criteria to receive credit are available in the DCTC Guidance Office. State
    Fair Community College, Universal Technical Institute, and Ozarks Technical Community College annually
    award scholarships to students who have taken advantage of the articulation credit.

    A+ Financial Incentive Program:
    Students who graduate from a designated A+ high school may qualify for 48 months of FREE tuition at any
    Missouri public community college or area career and technical school if they meet the following criteria:
    • Attend a designated A+ high school for 3 years prior to graduation.
    • Maintain a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
    • Maintain a 95% attendance record.
    • Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring for younger students.
    • Have a record of good citizenship and avoid unlawful drugs.
    • Achieve a score of Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I End of Course exam.

    Enrollment and High School Student Selection:
    Students who are interested in DCTC should complete the Course Request Form and return it to the
    Guidance Office. Selection of students for technical programs will be the result of the combined efforts of the
    participating schools and DCTC. Careful attention is given to the acceptance of each student for admission
    into DCTC. Students are selected on the basis of attendance, academic performance, career pathway,
    completion of the course request form by the due date, and discipline. Local school recommendation will be
    given highest priority toward selection of students; however, DCTC retains the right to reject any student. If
    you wish to be considered for enrollment, it is imperative that you contact your home school counselor by the
    deadline announced.

    Guidance, Counseling and Placement Services:
    DCTC provides guidance and counseling services to assist students in making important decisions about
    education, career, and personal matters. Every effort is made by DCTC to place all qualified students in
    suitable jobs or continuing education. Placement, however, is not guaranteed by DCTC.

    Nondiscrimination Disclaimer:
    No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under
    the education programs or activities of the Dallas County Technical Center on the basis of race, color, national
    origin, sex, disability, or age. This policy is effective in all school controlled programs including admissions,
    retention, and financial aid. All inquiries regarding Title IX and section 504 should be directed to Assistant
    Superintendent in charge of Personnel.