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The Hispanic Heritage Month Assembly: 2017

For Hispanic Heritage month, the Arlington Career Center hosted an assembly that showcased the widely enjoyed culture and traditions derived from latin roots. From the arts to dances to even poetry, the assembly showcased it all. In order for this to happen, students and teachers from every program took part in creating a student led ...

PEP Internships

The Program for Employment Preparedness (PEP) is dedicated to helping high schoolers with mild to moderate disabilities learn workplace readiness skills so they can be prepared for the workforce. One of the many things that PEP does to achieve this is  taking students out to local businesses and letting them obtain real-world experience through internships. ...

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Diversity Group

As the world continues to be more inclusive of different genders, races, ethnicities, and sexualities, there are still many people that have questions about these differences among people. Sometimes, people don’t know how to approach or answer approach or answer these questions. For this reason, on February 1st  the Arlington Career Center (ACC) formed a ...

Military Ball

  Every year, the AFJROTC (Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) program at the ACC (Arlington Career Center) hosts a Military Ball inviting all of its cadets and a date, if they choose to bring one. The dress code for males is either a modified version of the SDB (Service Dress Blues) or an ...

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Bike Arlington

Bike Arlington and the Arlington Career Center (ACC) are teaming up in a project that combines both the problem-based learning of the ACC with the goals of Bike Arlington to get people both transportation and exercise. To complete this mission, the ACC has acquired bike parts from Phoenix bikes, a local youth organization, and the ...

Cristian David Ventura

Could you describe the PEP program? I think of PEP as a three way thing. One is that it teaches you about internships and jobs. Two, it teaches you about how to make a resume, how to interview, that type of deal, right. And three’s how to get around the area, like how to interact ...

Gingerbread Contest 2017

During December festivities, there are always traditions and events that bring up the holiday spirit.  One of the most popular ones is the making of “Gingerbread Houses”, where individually or in teams, people build structures using gingerbread and many different kinds of candy.  At the Career Center, the Arlington Tech program instituted this activity in ...

PBL and STEM at Work in Arlington Tech

Arlington Tech is a brand new, bustling high school program at the Arlington Career Center. Its two main focuses are STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and PBL (project-based learning). One of the most substantial uses of PBL is for students to use hands-on learning and critical thinking. With the advantage of hands-on learning, students ...

NASA Videos

Arlington Tech (AT) has once again partnered with NASA to make short educational videos. The first time AT partnered with NASA, the students produced educational videos, which went onto NASA’s website. NASA thought AT did such a good job, that they’ve asked AT to do it again. Although, this time the process of actually producing ...

SkillsUSA at Arlington Career Center

SkillsUSA is an organization that recognizes students in the country for their career technical skills formed by instructors and the work industry providing scholarships, employment opportunities and other benefits.  These include the following classes: Automotive Electricity Cosmetology TV Production Culinary Arts At competitions, representatives of companies come to be judges and evaluate students’ work and ...