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Jeff Tech Information

Jeff Tech, our area's vocational/technical school, is located in Reynoldsville, PA and serves students in the districts of Punxsutawney, DuBois, Brookville, and Brockway. It is a self-contained high school; students spend half of their day in required academic subjects and half the day in a chosen shop area. The ideal situation is for students to begin their schooling at Jeff Tech at the beginning of the ninth grade and follow through to graduation. 

Any high school student  interested in attending Jeff Tech must apply through Mrs. Cesario (application forms are available in her office). Available shop areas include: Auto Body, Auto Mechanics, Building Trades, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Health Assisting, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning), IT Department (Computer Network Engineering, Computer Technology, or Digital Media Technology), Machine Shop, Precision CAD Technology, and Welding/Metal Fabrication.
Students who are accepted into Jeff Tech have until August 1st to decline the acceptance, if they so choose. Students must do so in the form of a letter, written and signed by the parent, which they then send to the guidance office at Jeff Tech. Otherwise, students are expected to attend Jeff Tech for at least the first semester of the school year.
Students are accepted into programs, based on availability and academic record, up until the beginning of each school year. Once the new school year commences, students are not considered again for entry until the second semester of school begins (usually the 3rd-4th week of January). Availability preference is always given to the younger students (because the ideal situation is to spend as close to all four high school years at Jeff Tech as possible), but they will normally accept students up through the end of their sophomore year. On occasion, a special exception is sometimes made to enroll a junior or senior into the program at Jeff Tech, depending on the circumstance. Review of the prior record is needed and all decisions are up to the discretion of the administration at Jeff Tech.
Please feel free to contact Mrs. Cesario at ext. 1542 if you have any questions regarding Jeff Tech