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EVENT:  PHEAA Virtual FAFSA Presentation
Thursday, October 28, 20216PM
1 Hour

Description:  Join PHEAA for a virtual FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) webinar from the comfort of your home.  This presentation provides step-by-step instructions on how to complete the FAFSA form. Participants will have the opportunity to enter questions in the Q&A section. 

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Thinking about Tech?

A technical education while in High School is your choice. Who can come? Check out our admissions process to Get it ALL at ECTS.

If you are a parent or guardian, we have a page just for you.

11 Participating School Districts

We serve 11 school districts. Each have their own challenges and plans. We know this won’t be as predictable as it used to be, but we intend for it to be just as great as it always has been. If you have any questions or thoughts the High School Office is open M-F 8a-3p, 814-464-8602.


Already one of us?

We’re excited you are here, and we can’t wait to get back to school with you! We are gearing up to provide our Technical Education in whatever circumstance we find ourselves.

Instructional Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams so that no matter what, we can remain connected, and continue to progress together. Students will be required to bring the device they are using for their sending district academics, whether that it a District provided device or your personal device to ECTS every day, so that the experience in the classroom is relatable to the experience outside the classroom. In order to access ECTS technology resources your username follows a pattern. The pattern is your three digit career major (program), an _ character, the first two initials of your first name, and your entire last name and then “ects.org”. For example if my name was Mickey Mouse and I was enrolled in Automotive Technologies my username would be “AUT_MiMouse@ects.org”. Your initial password follows the pattern “EctsMMDD”. So if Mickey Mouse was born on July 4th, his password would be “Ects0704”. If you have any questions, contact the Technology Team at ECTS as shown below.

Microsoft Teams

With Microsoft Teams we have organized our Classroom Assignments and Lesson Material into a much more enjoyable experience should hybrid learning become necessary. You can log in with your username and password provided in the welcome letter that was mailed in early August. This may be new for you. It’s certainly new for us too. But we’re in this with you, and we are excited about keeping tech going no matter the circumstance.

The School Calendar details the and the holidays and other non-school days. Students will attend for their regular 2h 45m session on their schedule days in the school, and participate during their regular 2h 45m session at home on their remote learning days. In our Culinary and Automotive you can identify which instructor you are assigned either in Infinite Campus or in Microsoft Teams.

Apps Portal

The Apps Portal has personalized links to the applications and services to support your career focus. It’s mobile responsive so it works across your different devices comfortably. You will need your ECTS account to enter.

Handbook

Our Student Handbook has all of the important information about life on our campus and the tools to ensure the most successful Career and Technical Education for our entire student body.

Parking Pass

If you as a student wish to drive to and from our school you will need a ECTS Parking Pass. The information sheet that must be filled out is here. Print this sheet out, fill it out, and bring it to the High School Office for approval.

OTC Medication

While you are a student sometimes you just need an aspirin or a cough drop. To make sure you can get some simple over the counter medical options from the nurse you will need to complete the ECTS Over the Counter Medication sheet. Print this sheet out, fill it out, and return it your instructor.

Campus Portal

Infinite Campus is the official Grades and Attendance Portal. The Student usernames are PRG_FiLastName without the @ects.org. Please regularly review your grades AND attendance. If you install the app, it can notify you. Once logged into the portal online, there will be link to the app.

Uniforms

Some of our programs require or recommend a student uniform for a variety of different reasons. Please check with your instructor before purchasing a uniform to ensure it is the correct item that is expected. Uniforms provided by Uniforms USA.

Safe2Say

This is your school, and your learning environment should be comfortable, safe, and welcoming. Use Safe2Say Something when you believe something has or could make the learning uncomfortable. We’ll take care of the rest. It is the policy of the Erie County Technical School to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from intimidation or abuse of students that rises to the level of “harassment”.

NTHS

The National Technical Honor Society is THE student organization for accelerating your ECTS experience, and career aspirations. It is the most revered community and fellowship for your technical education experience.

SkillsUSA

The SkillsUSA is THE student organization for showing that you are the “best of the best” in your lab. You can join SkillsUSA and compete against other students from other schools like ECTS to show off your skills! It looks great on a resume and there are some great other opportunities as well.

Technical Support

Not all things always go as planned. Especially not with computer technology. So here is the deal. There is a lot of pieces to this puzzle. We’re here to help. Your technical support begins with your program instructor.