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Roseburg, OR

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Career-Technical Education (CTE) expands upon the academic success of our students by offering them daily opportunities to practice skillsets and fully understand how they can become lifelong learners. In general, CTE advances students by helping them gain the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation, and real-world experience. We know our school has an important role to take every step possible to connect students to their career pathway, as the students need to prepare for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers and keep America working–-in every sense of the word.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

The Computer Technology Program helps prepare our student body for today’s and tomorrow’s technology based work environment. What is cutting edge today will be common place tomorrow. The principles and skills that our students are learning are the exact same principles and skills that are used to create and operate CNC machines in many industries such as: plasma cutters, water jet, lathes, mills, embroidery, vinyl stickers and car wraps, architectural models, and prototype modeling just to name a few.


Students participating in the Computer Technology program learn practical applications of computers, learn tech terminology, and serve as part of a student tech team. This team is responsible for maintaining both student and staff computers, updating software programs, assisting in recommendations for school tech purchases, and are responsible for school inventory of both digital and video cameras, Computers on Wheels, and digital projectors.


Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to earn dual credit through Umpqua Community College while enrolled at Phoenix.  Participation in this program gives students a running start to pursue careers in the Computer Science field such as software development, computer hardware repair, and technical support.

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Phoenix Computer Technology Program students putting together a 3D printer. Roseburg, OR

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS


TEACHING STAFF

CJ Bryant, Teacher

Email: cjbryant@roseburgphoenix.com


HEALTH TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

The Health Technology program helps prepare our student body for careers in the medical field.  As our society continues to live a longer lifespan, there will be an increased need for people to fulfill jobs in all areas of the medical field such as nursing, doctors, surgeons, geriatrics, imaging/radiology, and many others.  Our program helps prepare students with the knowledge and skills to be successful in the field of medicine.


Through a combination of hands-on and classroom activities related to the medical field, students build a foundation for choosing a medical career, entering a college-level program, or qualifying for an entry-level career in the health field. Partnerships with local health providers offer opportunities for real world experiences and the opportunity to learn from professionals in the field. Some recent opportunities include:  


  • Working at Red Cross Blood Drives held at Phoenix (usually four per year)
  • Earning a basic first air and CPR certification through class work
  • Touring the Mercy Simulation Lab
  • Visiting with UCC students to see first-hand how nursing students prepare to become nurses.  
  • Participating in Diagnosis Day through the Area Health Education Center, surgical viewings, and learning from doctors who specialize in various aspects of medicine.  


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Phoenix Health Technology Program students practicing first aid. Roseburg, OR

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS


LEAD TEACHER

Gabrielle Webster

Email: gwebster@roseburgphoenix.com

Thanksgiving fruit tray made by Phoenix Culinary Arts students. Roseburg, OR

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS


TEACHING STAFF

Sharon Logan, Teacher

Email: slogan@roseburgphoenix.com


Cindy Clark, Kitchen Manager

Email: cclark@roseburgphoenix.com


CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM

The Phoenix School Culinary Arts Program provides  our students the opportunity to learn teamwork and leadership skills, as well as basic and advanced skills in the field of culinary arts. Our culinary arts courses provide in-class instruction where students can earn dual credit through Umpqua Community College, making it possible to complete one year of the UCC Culinary Arts curriculum while still enrolled in high school.


The Culinary Arts Program and the Phoenix School Kitchen work in collaboration to give students real life experience in a working kitchen alongside their classroom instruction. Students don’t only learn how to prepare food safely and efficiently, but gain insight on the industry as a business and potential career avenues.


The Phoenix School Kitchen is a hands-on production kitchen where students assist in preparing breakfast and lunch for all students and staff at Phoenix — that is about 300 meals a day!  Our daily offerings include a hot food bar, soup bar, and salad bar.  which includes the hot bar, soup bar, and salad bar.  This kitchen environment gives students experience in institutional cooking which opens up potential careers for our students in hospitals, schools, military, and many other avenues.  


Students participating in the Culinary Arts Program also have the opportunity to work catering events through the school kitchen, giving them valuable food serving experience.   

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NATURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM

Students enrolled in our Natural Resources Program earn science and elective credits as they learn about related careers and various professional protocols for ecosystem management and monitoring. Learning may take place in the classroom and out in the field with weekly labs. Coursework is driven by seasonally appropriate opportunities. During the fall term, students explore their watershed with projects related to hydrology, fisheries, and riparian management. The winter term focuses on timber and wildlife management. Every spring the class takes advantage of the spring blossoms with learning centering on botany, soils, fire management, and cultural resources. Students participate in volunteer, cooperative work experience, and paid activities as they progress though the curriculum to become project researchers, planners, and crew leaders.


Students who progress through the Natural Resource curriculum become eligible for our Phoenix Youth Corps program. Students who participate in the Phoenix Youth Corps increase the odds of of gaining employment after graduation by 96%!  Additionally, students can continue their studies at Umpqua Community College and enroll in their Natural Resources programs where coursework can lead to an AS or AAOT in Forest Engineering or Landscape Monitoring.


Phoenix School offers many ways to connect local youth with the natural world and natural resource partners in our community. While our school may be located in the heart of the Umpqua Valley in East Roseburg, our organization has a large portfolio of project partners and sites throughout the Douglas County region.

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COURSE HIGHLIGHTS


TEACHING STAFF

Lindley Ballen, Teacher

Email: lballen@roseburgphoenix.com


Chris Roe, Instructional Assistant & Phoenix Youth Corps Crew Leader

Email: croe@roseburgphoenix.com

Phoenix Natural Resources Program students planting trees the BLM. Roseburg, OR

BUSINESS EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Business Education Program allows students to explore marketing, customer service, event planning, and retail management. Through our partnership with NeighborWorks Umpqua, Phoenix students enrolled in the Business Education Program have the opportunity to work at the Umpqua Local Goods (ULG) store located in the heart of Roseburg. Students are able to spend an entire school day in a work-place experience where they can learn retail sales, barista services, and food preparation. Additionally, our Business Education Students can earn a Retail Sales Certification and/or reference letter from the store’s management which includes an addendum listing all the skills the staff believe each participant has acquired through their work experience in the program.  


Currently, our Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) teacher and our Computer Technology teacher have partnered to teach a course focusing on skills for students to explore the promotion of events via social media, marketing of ULG products, and content creation for the ULG website. The goal this year for the Phoenix FBLA class is to expand managerial and delegation roles for students who demonstrate proficiency in retail skill sets. Periodic events or workshops hosted at ULG will be managed by student committees from this class.


Possible career pathways related to the Business Education program span from basic retail to food services to coffee shop barista. The computer skills learnt through this program may allow a student to join the workforce in a visual design field, public affairs, or website management role.


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Phoenix student working at the Umpqua Local Goods store. Roseburg, OR

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS


TEACHING STAFF

Diana Juárez, Teacher

Email: djuarez@roseburgphoenix.com


Thomas McGregor, Chief Operations Officer

Email: tmcgregor@roseburgphoenix.com


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Phoenix student pulling beets in the school greenhouse. Roseburg, OR

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS


TEACHING STAFF

Maura Lydon, AmeriCorps Horticulturist

Email: mlydon@roseburgphoenix.com


Lindley Ballen, Teacher

Email: lballen@roseburgphoenix.com

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PROGRAM

Phoenix School Learning Garden is focused on teaching students agricultural practices through hands-on experiences. Student perform agriculture research projects and learn the basics of growing a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and herbs during all seasons of the year though a ‘naturally-grown’ approach. Through the Agricultural Science class and Community 101 class students have opportunities to participate in field trips to local farms, businesses, orchard, vineyards, and community gardens where they can explore possible future job opportunities.


Youth can also further their exposure to agricultural related careers through our seasonal Farmer’s Market booth and through learn, serve, and earn opportunities offered by our Culinary Arts & Business Education CTE programs. Much of our garden produce is used in our school kitchen and  also transformed into products for sale at the Umpqua Locals Goods store in downtown Roseburg.


You can keep up-to-date with the what is happening in our garden through all of the seasons by checking out the Phoenix Garden Blog.  


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3131 NE Diamond Lake Blvd

Roseburg, OR 97470

Phone: 541-673-3036 | Fax: 541-957-5906

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