P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1809      540-863-1804 fax


DATE:            May 21, 2018





Additional Course Offering for Jackson River Technical Center and Clifton Middle School


Jackson River Technical Center

JRTC will be adding Cybersecurity-level one to their course offerings during 2018-2019.   Cybersecurity is a fast growing, high wage profession that teaches about Cyber hacking and how to protect against it.  This course can be the beginning step to a high demand, great career.  This course has been approved by the JRTC Board and it is recommended to be an offering for our students.


Clifton Middle School

Clifton Middle School is requesting permission to offer 2 new CTE courses beginning with the 2018-19 school year.  The two new courses will sequence with current courses offered at CMS and be offered to 8th graders.  The state department must approve the new course applications, but the School Boards’ approval is also needed.  The course descriptions are provided for your information. 


Word Processing 6626

Students develop intermediate to advanced level word processing skills using a variety of software functions, including graphics, desktop publishing, and telecommunications. Students gain competence integrating other applications such as database and spreadsheet into word processing activities. Classroom experiences also provide for skill development in communication. The cooperative education method is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year.


Technology Foundations 8402

Students acquire a foundation in technological material, energy, and information and apply processes associated with the technological thinker. Challenged by laboratory activities, students create new ideas and innovations, build systems, and analyze technological products to learn further how and why technology works. They work in groups to build and control systems using engineering design in the development of a technology.


Included in JRTC budget / none anticipated for ACPS


Jackson River Technical Center / ACPS n/a


§22.1-253.13.1 Standard 1. Instructional programs supporting the Standards of Learning and other educational objectives.



Mary Jane Mutispaugh and  Jan Hobbs



Approval to offer the new courses will be asked for at the June meeting.