The Burlington Schools, in partnership with families and the community, will educate and inspire students to influence and shape the future.
1) Everyone can learn.
2) The learning environment should be safe, respectful, caring and attractive.
3) Education is the responsibility of every individual in the community.
4) Learning is a lifelong process. Everybody teaches; everybody learns.
5) Each person is intrinsically valuable.
6) Diversity is a strength of our community.
7) Communication and access to information is essential to learning.
8) Students learn in a variety of ways.
9) Continuous improvement is the result of on-going review and evaluation— and the will to change.
10) Investment in the education of our youth is vital to a healthy community The Burlington Technical Center (BTC) is a school within the Burlington District. BTC, therefore, adheres to the principles and policies set forth by the Burlington Board of School Commissioners.
Statement of Purpose
It is the mission of the Burlington Technical Center to provide all students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become productive members of the workforce and to go on toward further education and training.
The Technical Center will:
Provide high quality programs to reflect current needs of students, businesses and community.
Provide leadership development opportunities for students through planned classroom activities and/or participation in Career and Technical Student Organizations.
Integrate workplace readiness skills and academic learning with technical skills to prepare students for further education and/or employment.
Coordinate with area industry/businesses to keep curriculum and equipment current with area employment needs and emerging technology.
Promote good work habits and provide safety education throughout the curriculum.
Present opportunities for faculty, administration, parents, students, and the community to participate in the planning, operation and evaluation of programs.
Provide equal educational opportunities to all students free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.
Assist students in meeting state required competencies while achieving a high degree of proficiency in their chosen fields.
Promote students’ lifelong learning by providing opportunities for apprenticeship, independent study, cooperative education, advanced placement articulation agreements and/or dual enrollment opportunities with postsecondary institutions.
Encourage students to utilize their technical education in seeking employment and/or pursuing post-secondary education/training.
The Burlington Technical Center/Burlington School District does not discriminate of the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or marital status in admission or access to or treatment or employment in it programs and activities.
The Burlington Technical Center/Burlington School District does offer additional service to students with limited English language skills with disabilities so that they may benefit from these programs. Individuals wishing to obtain information about the existence and location of accessible services, activities and facilities should contact the 504 Coordinator Laura Nugent.