FRESHMEN FINAL SHOP PLACEMENT
Southeastern’s freshmen excited to be permanently in a shop.
Every year, an exciting event for students and teachers is the freshmen getting their final shop placements. After the two-day exposure of shops, freshmen got to pick their top three shops. Students selected their top three favorite shops, and at the end of the school day on February 12th, students were able to see their shop placements on SchoolBrains. The freshmen began the first day in their final shops on Monday, February 22nd after February vacation.
Throughout the school year, many freshmen expressed their eagerness to be in their final shops. In an interview with freshman, Berta Curz (Brockton–Marketing & Entrepreneurship) talked about her excitement to be in the shop and see the opportunities she will have. She said, “I’m excited to see what the Marketing & Entrepreneurship shop really offers and all the benefits there is too.” Ava Goulston (Stoughton–Culinary) also brought up her eagerness to see how the rest of the year will play out now that she is in a shop permanently. According to Ava, “I’m excited for what’s to come and how the rest of the year will go.”
Many freshmen expressed how fun it is to finally be in a final shop. So many students are happy they got the shop they wanted. It feels even more rewarding when students work hard in academics and exploratory to get their first shop choices. Now it is also much easier for students to be in a final shop rather than just having to go through the exploratory process. Freshman students don’t have the hassle of going to almost a different shop every day. They can settle down in their shop and really learn what their shop entails. Overall, many of the freshmen are pleased with being in their final shop. Now they are able to finally have a consistent schedule with academic and shop weeks.
Now not only are the freshmen excited about final shop placement, the shop teachers are excited as well. They are able to have a final group of freshmen and teach them about everything within their shop. Shop teacher Eric Hunt, from Plumbing, talks about how shop teachers are excited to get the freshmen in the shop. He stated, “What I think a lot of students don’t think of is that teachers are just as excited about seeing their new students as the students are to see their new shops.” But he also mentioned that shop teachers can settle down into a normal routine similar to how the freshmen feel. He said, “It is also nice to actually start teaching and move away from [introductions].” Just like the students, teachers are happy they can go really in-depth on teaching about everything within the shop.
At Southeastern, students choose from 20 career majors in preparation for life’s challenges and opportunities. The school combines a rigorous academic curriculum with state of the art vocational and technical studies to help students realize their full learning potential. The schedule is designed to have students alternate between academic and technical coursework. This process promotes integration of studies and helps bridge the gap between theoretical and practical experience.
The hands-on approach to learning helps connect students to education and provides the basis for life-long learning – an essential skill in today’s highly competitive global market.
Upon graduation, students have the choice of furthering their education in any two or four-year institution or going directly into the workforce.
The Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School District consists of a four-year public high school and a post-secondary technical institute. The high school offers 20 career majors to students from Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxboro, Mansfield, Norton, Sharon, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater.
Student: Delilah Jusino
Shop: Legal & Protective Services