• Delaware County Technical High Schools 

  • Contact Ms. Robin Smith, WSSD Counselor/Liaison, with all questions at rsmith2@wssd.org.


    Excuse notes for absences or tardiness should be sent to studentabsence.folcroft@dciu.org or to studentabsence.aston@dciu.org in addition to shhs-attendance@wssd.org


    State Senator Tim Kearney & State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara will be hosting an Apprenticeship & Trades Fair which will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the DCIU in Morton located at 200 Yale Ave. Morton, PA. The event will take place from 10am- 1pm. Students can register for the Apprenticeship Fair here however registration is not required.

    This event will be open to all students in Delaware County schools from grades 8 – 12, along with their parents and guardians.  Students are encouraged to come out and learn about careers, trades, technical jobs, labor jobs, and apprenticeship programs where they can earn living wages, and in some cases associate’s degrees for their training.   

    Please click here to see the event flyer.

    DCTS will begin accepting applications for the next school year on December 15th. You can start signing up for visits now! Students and parents are invited to sign up now to participate in one of the visitation dates that will occur January through March at the DCTS campuses. Student visits are scheduled by Ms. Smith; parent visits are scheduled by each DCTS campus. Spaces are limited, so don’t delay.

    Career and Technical Education

    Strath Haven students have the opportunity to spend half of each school day studying a particular area of interest at the Delaware County Technical High Schools (DCTS). There are multiple programs in five areas of study:
    • Health and Biosciences
    • Engineering and Computer Science
    • Logistics, Distribution and Transportation
    • Hospitality, Tourism and Human Services
    • Construction Technology
    You can view the virtual open house sessions for each area of study at any time.
    Students can begin attending DCTS in 10th grade, with opportunities to earn industry certifications and college credits. There are also opportunities for co-op experiences where students apply the skills that they have gained in a professional setting. 

    Medical Careers Program   

    The Medical Careers program allows seniors to earn honors credit while spending one block each day learning and observing in a local hospital. While visitation days are not available for this program, the nurse instructor and current SHHS participants offer an information session at the high school each spring. For additional information or the supplemental application, please contact Ms. Smith, the district's DCTS liaison, in the counseling office. You can view a presentation on the program here: https://youtu.be/jolH5Q-f8tA

    Interested students may also want to research summer volunteer opportunities in local hospitals. See the summer opportunities page for more information. 


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