A focal point of Melissa High School’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is to have all students leave each course with a sense of achievement. We refer to this as a “capstone,” meaning that each student is expected to demonstrate their acquired knowledge and ability to problem-solve.
One way to accomplish this is to assess the ability of the CTE student within their CTE cluster course: STEM, Information Technology (IT), and Business Management and Administration.
In early 2016, Melissa High School became an authorized Certiport Testing Center after securing testing vouchers and exam licenses. This enabled the school to test students through Certiport, a company that administers industry-level certification exams. The focus in year one of this initiative was to expose students to this type of testing.
The following exams were administered:
Each of these exams, if passed, gives Melissa High School students a competitive edge in the workforce of today and tomorrow, and their collegiate endeavors.
Students in the CTE program took the Industry Recognized Certification Exams and performed exceptionally well in each. The numbers were phenomenal. See below for photos and a breakdown of each exam.
|Autodesk Certified User Certification||9 Students Passed|
|MOS PowerPoint Certification||53 Students Passed|
|IC3 GS5 - Computing Fundamentals Exam||22 Students Passed|
|IC3 GS5 - Living Online Exam||18 Students Passed|
|IC3 GS5 - Key Applications Exam||10 Students Passed|
|IC3 GS5 - Certified||10 Students Passed|
Photos 1 & 2: Autodesk Certified User Certification; Photo 3: MOS PowerPoint Certification; Photo 4: IC3 All; Photos 5 & 6: IC3 GS5 Certification
A special thank you to the following Melissa High School CTE teachers: Ted Mackey, Heather Lane, Traci Verdery, Lisa Hall, Rick Gagarin, Dustin Clark, Debbie Helmberger, Kyle Brenner, Dr. Quentin Oliphant, and Brittany Owens.