Student Support Services

The Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) is dedicated to providing a high quality comprehensive academic and advanced technologies curriculum for all students.  Students who have been identified in need of specialized instruction are provided services in the least restrictive environment. The District complies with all State and Federal guidelines when making decisions concerning each student’s educational programming.  Individual student needs are addressed at least annually at a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meeting where all considerations are reviewed by a team. 

Special education and general education staff work together to provide students with a learning environment that meets the learner’s individual needs for specialized instruction, accommodations and modifications where appropriate to meet district outcome expectations.  District staff works closely with families and outside agencies as necessary and welcomes their interest in their student’s progress.

Once a student receives a First Step letter, 504 and special education records must be received by the technical high school within 10 days.  A 504 or IEP team will be convened for a child with special needs to determine what services are appropriate for the child in the CTHSS environment.  The CTHSS programming found at the following link CTHSS Programming Considerations and student learning needs will be considered.  In some instances, a team may determine that a Connecticut Technical High School is not an appropriate placement for a student. 

IMPORTANT LINKS

Transition Bill of Rights for Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services

CTHSS Programming Considerations (English)  (Spanish)

 

Procedural Safeguards Notice Under IDEA Part B for Special Education
Procedural Safeguards in Special Education (2011)

Parental Notification of the Laws Relating to the use of Seclusion and Restraint in the Public Schools

Notificación para los Representantes Acerca de las Leyes Relacionadas con el Uso de la Reclusión y Restricción en las Escuelas Públicas

Building a Bridge - A handbook for students and family members to help with preparation for life after high school.

Construyamos un Puente - Un manual para estudiantes y familiares para preparar a los estudiantes a enfrentarse a la vida después de graduarse de 4to año.

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education in Connecticut - A document developed to provide information for parents, guardians and other family members about the laws, regulations and policies affecting special education programs and services.

Aguia de Educacion Especial en Connecticut para Padres - A document developed to provide information for parents, guardians and other family members about the laws, regulations and policies affecting special education programs and services.

The IEP Guide - A page by page explanation of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) document and the PPT process.

State Department of Education (SDE) Special Education Website - This link will direct you to the State Department of Education website which has multiple resources

Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment Policies for the CTHSS

Toolbox of Strategies for Learning

CT CORE Transition Skills May 2013

 

Any specific questions may be directed to the consultant assigned to each school.

Jill Dymczyk – 860-807-2216 jill.dymczyk@ct.gov

E. C. Goodwin Technical High School – New Britain
H.C. Wilcox Technical High School – Meriden
H.H. Ellis Technical High School – Danielson
Norwich Technical High School – Norwich
Oliver Wolcott Technical High School – Torrington
Vinal Technical High School – Middletown

 

Cynthia Mischel – 860-807-2099 cynthia.mischel@ct.gov

Henry Abbott Technical High School – Danbury
Ella Grasso Technical High School – Groton
Howell Cheney Technical High School – Manchester
W.F. Kaynor Technical High School – Waterbury
Windham Technical High School – Willimantic

 

Karen Zimmerman – 860-807-2238 karen.zimmerman@ct.gov

A.I. Prince Technical High School – Hartford
Bristol Technical Education Center – Bristol
Bullard-Havens Technical High School – Bridgeport
Eli Whitney Technical High School – Hamden
Emmett O’Brien Technical High School – Ansonia
Platt Technical High School – Milford
J.M. Wright Technical High School – Stamford

 

Brian Cote Wins 1st Place at Nationals

Brian Cote Wins 1st Place at Nationals
Oliver Wolcott Technical High School Electrical Student Wins 1st Place Gold in National SkillsUSA Competition!  Learn more

OWTS Open House

OWTS Open House
Open House: November 16th, 6-8 pm for all students interested in applying to OWTS for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information please call 860-496-5300

Summer Reading for OWTS

Summer Reading for OWTS
Here's all the information you need for your summer reading. Remember, the steps are easy as 1 - 2 - 3: Pick a book, read and journal, quiz upon return to school!  Learn more

2017 OWTS Golf Tournament

2017 OWTS Golf Tournament
The OWTS fundraising Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for July 30. Come out and support a great cause.  Learn more

Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements
Click the image or the link below to view school events, sporting events, and birthdays!  Learn more

Parent Survey 2016-17

Parent Survey 2016-17
Click the image or the link below for the Parent Survey. Thank you!  Learn more

Sports Schedule

Sports Schedule
Click for the Weekly Sports Schedule and FALL sign-ups  Learn more

Oliver

Oliver
Click to find today's offerings at Oliver's Restaurant. Call 860-496-5369 for more info.  Learn more

School Calendar

School Calendar
Click the link below for the 2016-2017 School Calendar.  Learn more

Student Workforce

Student Workforce
CTHSS students can help you with your next big project! A wide range of services are offered across a variety of trades programs.  Learn more