CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
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.
CJ Bryant, Teacher
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-
Sharon Logan, Teacher
Cindy Clark, Kitchen Manager
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-
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-
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.
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.
Lindley Ballen, Teacher
Chris Roe, Instructional Assistant & Phoenix Youth Corps Crew Leader
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-
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.
Diana Juárez, Teacher
Thomas McGregor, Chief Operations Officer
Maura Lydon, AmeriCorps Horticulturist
Lindley Ballen, Teacher
Phoenix School Learning Garden is focused on teaching students agricultural practices through hands-
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.
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Phoenix Charter School
3131 NE Diamond Lake Blvd
Roseburg, OR 97470
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