The transition from adolescence to adulthood is challenging for all students. The Strawbridge School offers a comprehensive program to teach important life and career skills, as well as various vocational opportunities (according to student interest level) both on and off the Strawbridge campus.
The Strawbridge Vocational Program has three components taught by our highly qualified and experienced teachers:
- Classroom instruction
- Culinary Arts
- Art and Ceramics
- Career Research and Development
- On-campus work opportunities
- Breezeway market
- Maxine’s Cafe
- Off-campus internships and classes
- CCBC Partnership
Students may also work at the “Breezeway Market,” a monthly market that presents student-produced Horticulture, Art, and Culinary items to the community.
Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Partnership
The Strawbridge School is one of a few nonpublic schools in Maryland to have a partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County’s Single Step Program. CCBC instructors teach vocational certification courses to Strawbridge students. CCBC instructors teach certification courses in the following areas.
- Professional Animal Workers (PAWS)
- 90-hour Childcare Certification
- Retail Skills
Strawbridge offers off-campus vocational internships that align with these CCBC classes. For the previous school year, students worked at various community businesses that aligned with these courses.
You can also read about the ECHOS of NATURE experience Strawbridge students were exposed to. This article first appeared in BCC’s monthly newsletter in March of 2016.