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Butler Tech is one of the largest career-technical schools in Ohio. Its passionate educators are on a shared mission of transforming lives to make our students career-ready and college-prepared. Our teachers serve more than 18,000 students daily on Butler Tech’s five campuses and in classrooms within our 11 associate school districts. In 2020, Butler Tech’s high school graduation rate was 99%. Butler Tech also serves adult students with programs in healthcare, public safety, manufacturing, and commercial trucking.  Butler Tech provides a purpose for every passion.

BT High School Information

  • Butler Tech does not tolerate harassment, intimidation, bullying, or dating violence of any student on District property or at District-sponsored events. The Board’s commitment to addressing such prohibited behavior involves a multifaceted approach, which includes education and the promotion of a school atmosphere in which harassment, intimidation, bullying, or dating violence will not be tolerated by students, staff, or administration.

    Harassment, intimidation, or bullying means any intentional written, verbal or physical act, including those activities engaged in via computer or electronic communication devices, that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both: (1) causes mental or physical harm to the other student; and (2) is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for the other student. Dating violence means a pattern of behavior or actions where a person uses or threatens physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse to control the person’s dating partner, including activities engaged in via computer or electronic communication devices.

    To report bullying or harassment, please complete the Bullying Incident Complaint Form. The form can be submitted to any school personnel. You are not required to include your name on the form and may submit a report anonymously.

    Bullying Complaint Form 

    For more information about the district’s anti-bullying policy, please see Board Policy 5517.01. Once at the site, click on the Policies tab and scroll to 13 – Student Support Services.

  • Butler Tech Career Initiatives provides career development opportunities to Butler Tech students and to the associate school districts that we serve.

    Students

    • Information to help students make informed education, military, and career-related decisions within the context of a global economy
    • Interest and skills assessments using OhioMeansJobs.com and other resources
    • Career advising to students in grades K-12, which includes age-appropriate activities and grade-level examples that link students’ schoolwork to one or more career fields.
    • Job shadow and apprenticeship experiences
    • Mobile lab providing comprehensive, individualized, hands-on career assessment to students in associate schools
    • Resources for students to obtain up-to-date career and labor market information
    • Resources for students to obtain current post-secondary information and training options
    • Resources and support for developing soft skills and resumes
    • Maintain and run the eighth grade Butler Tech Career Lab, an onsite career assessment lab and tour

    Teachers, School Counselors, Administrators

    • Professional development opportunities
    • Curriculum integration support
    • Instructional help in the classroom
    • Training and access to career-related information and events

    Parents

    • Access to career-related information

    Business, Industry, Community

    • Opportunities to be involved in career development activities and to be seen as a vital classroom resource
    • Employees who have both technical skills and 21st Century Skills

    CLICK HERE for Butler Tech’s Career Advising Policy on BoardDocs

  • Free/Reduced Meal Application

    You can now complete your Free/Reduced meal application from the PaySchools Central portal!

    Click here to complete the Free/Reduced Application

    Register for an Account

    1. From the PaySchoolsCentral home screen, click Register
    2. After you complete the registration form, you will receive an email to complete the confirmation process.
    3. Add your student or students. You will need their nine-digit ID and their legal first and last names.
    4. Once you have your PaySchools Central account set up, you can begin your application. You will have two ways to access the application:
      • Once signed on, you will see a popup with an option to complete your application.
      • Or you can always access the application from the menu options.

    Download Registration Instructions

    PaySchools Central QuikApps Guide

  • When you enroll at Butler Tech, you remain a student of your home high school. That means you will graduate from your home high school and receive the same diploma as other graduates. The transcript of your high school record will be maintained by your home school district.

    Butler Tech holds a senior ceremony for graduates at the end of the school year. Students will receive a certificate for their career training program, as well as recognition for honors earned during the course of your study.

    Future Focus

    Though we do not expect that all of our students will enter Butler Tech with a clear college or future plan, we do expect that most of our students will leave us with one!

    College or Career Technical Education

    We have full-time college counselors who work with students on the application process, including support around the financial aid application process and exploring college options. If you have not yet thought about college as an option, that’s fine — we are here to help you identify which path is best for you and to support you in your efforts to follow that path!

    There are many rewarding careers that do not require a college degree. Butler Tech Adult Education offers many programs to help students earn industry credentials after high school.

    Entering the Workforce

    The skills learned in many of our programs allow students to enter the workforce with industry credentials right out of high school. You can work in a field you love without having to wait. Some students also use the skills they’ve acquired to earn better pay while pursuing additional education.

  • The Ohio Senate recently approved legislation requires that, if parents have not notified the school of their child’s absence, the school must contact the parent(s) within two hours of the start of school. To meet the timelines of this legislation, Butler Tech would like to make you aware of how this will impact the absences call(s) you will receive.

    Beginning February 1st, parents will receive an automated phone call that their child is absent, unexcused, under the following conditions:

    • The parent(s) of Butler Tech campus students did not report their child’s absence to the campus attendance secretary by 9:00 am.
    • If the Butler Tech campus student arrives at their campus at 9:00 am or later. Later in the day, you will also receive a second call indicating that your child was tardy, unexcused, to school.

    Please remember that any time a student is not in school during the school year will require a parent to report their child’s absence and the reason(s) for the absence. This should be done on the morning of the absence, before 9:00 am, via a telephone call or email to the campus attendance secretary. If this is not possible, parents should notify the school of the absence the day following via a written note.

    Additionally, students with excessive unexcused will be deemed “habitual truant” under existing law, which will require the district to follow several administrative procedures and legal solutions to ensure the student attends school regularly.

    If you have any questions or need additional information concerning your child’s attendance, please call the attendance secretary at your child’s school at 513-868-6300 or visit www.butlertech.org.

  • The Butler Tech Media Center connects students and instructors to printed and online reference materials. Our goal is to provide equal access to information for both students and teachers and help fill needs based on curriculum and interests. We continually strive to increase accessibility of materials to all schools by providing online access to our collections.

    Click here to visit our online catalog

    Use the link below to access resources through the Virtual Library

    BT Virtual Library

    Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Contact: Angie Stitzel, Media Specialist
    513-645-8214

    Need Access? Our Online Resources may require a username and password for off-campus access. To request a username, email the media specialist at stitzela@www.butlertech.org.

  • OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal

    Ohio high school students now can earn recognition by showing they are prepared to contribute to the workplace and their communities. The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal is formal designation students can earn on their high school diplomas and transcripts indicating they have the personal strengths, strong work ethic and professional experience that businesses need.

    To earn the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal, motivated high school students must demonstrate certain professional skills required for success in the workplace. Students work with at least three experienced and trusted mentors who validate the demonstration of these skills in school, work or the community.

    The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal is available for the graduating classes of 2018 and beyond and will be printed directly on Ohio diplomas and transcripts.

    Students interested in pursuing an OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal should talk to their career technical teacher and counselor and refer to the guidelines and resources on the Ohio Department of Education website.  Students are responsible for securing and managing the completion of the Student OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal Validation form, Part 1-Professional Skills Verification).  This completed form must be submitted to your school counselor no later than Monday, April 1st, 2019.

     

    Ohio Department of Education OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal Guidelines and Resources

     

     

     

  • You can now pay high school student fees online! We accept credit cards and ACH checks through our online payment portal.

    CLICK TO PAY FEES ONLINE

    Register for an Account

    1. From the PaySchoolsCentral home screen, click Register.
    2. After you complete the registration form, you will receive an email to complete the confirmation process.
    3. Add your student or students. You will need their nine-digit ID and their legal first and last names.

    Download Registration Instructions

    Paying Fees

    After adding your student, they will appear as an icon at the top of the screen. Click the icon to see the fees associated with them. Click each fee to add them to your cart. When you are ready, click Checkout.

    Some fees may appear on your statement that do not apply, such as a Parking Pass Fee. If this fee does not apply, please do not add it to your cart.

  • You can now complete and sign high school forms online!

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FORMS PORTAL

    Register for an Account

    Please note, if you have already registered with PaySchools to pay fees, you will still need to register with PaySchools Forms.

    1. On the Forms Portal login screen, click Register.
    2. Follow the on-screen instructions for New User Registration.
    3. Email ID is the email address you want to use with your account.

    Adding a Student

    Once you register, you will login using your Email ID and password you created.

    From the welcome screen:

    1. Click Add Student.
    2. Enter the student’s nine-digit ID Number beginning with 999.
    3. Enter the student’s legal first and last name.
    4. Click Continue.

    You will repeat these steps for each student attending a Butler Tech campus.

    Completing Forms

    From the welcome screen:

    1. Click Enter Forms.
    2. Click on the student’s name.
    3. Click on your student’s program.
    4. Follow directions to complete forms.

    Customer Care

    If you have trouble completing the online forms, look for the Instructions link to the Enter Forms page.

    You may also contact customer support at support@payschools.com or call 800-669-0792. Support is available Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm (ET).

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF SCHOOL FORMS INSTRUCTIONS

  • Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. We also provide teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning.

    Login to PLTW

  • ProgressBook is an integrated student information and learning management platform. Connecting administration, the classroom, and home, ProgressBook has the simplicity and efficiency to manage a student’s academic lifecycle, from registration through graduation.

    Log in to ProgressBook for Butler Tech

  • Already have an account?

    Student/Teacher Login       Parent Login


    Butler Tech is transforming education with a fresh, new approach to online learning.

    Butler Tech now uses the Schoology learning management system. It’s designed to work like a social media site – so it’s easier for students and parents to interact with our teachers.

    Schoology is an online hub that provides 24/7 access to course materials and assignments. Teachers may also use it to create online quizzes and tests.

    Parents can log in to monitor coursework and grades.

  • Login to Existing Account

    Student Tutorial

    Student Registration

    1. Your teacher will provide you with your Butler Tech username.
    2. You must enroll in Self Service Reset Password Management at the link below.
      • Click Enroll in SSRPM
      • User: Enter the username your teacher provided
      • Password: Butlertech1
      • Domain: Butlertech
      • Create security questions
    3. Now that you are enrolled, return to the Self Service Reset Password Management at the link below.
      • Click Reset your password
      • User: Enter the username your teacher provided
      • Domain: Butlertech
      • Answer your security questions and click Reset Password
      • Enter and confirm your new password and click Reset Password.
      • Passwords must be at least 7 characters and include Upper and Lowercase or symbols

    Create or Reset Password    Login to Existing Account

    Schoology for Mobile

  • Butler Tech offers summer school credit recovery and initial courses to students who currently attend a campus program or students who have been accepted to one of our campuses for the upcoming school year (courses are not open to students who only attend Butler Tech programs in our associate schools).  *Summer School courses are not NCAA-approved.

    Summer School will run from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, daily beginning Wednesday, June 16th to Friday, July 9th, 2021.

    Click here for more information and to register. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Teaching and learning will be a combination of traditional methods and distance learning with the incorporation of online tools such as Schoology, Zoom, etc.

    The basis of each plan is as follows:

    • 50% of the students will receive face-to-face instruction on campus either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday
    • 50% of the students will learn online on the days they are not assigned to attend campus
    • *Fridays – personalized/teacher-directed Fifth Day Experience (during semester 1) are required days of school attendance and can be one of the following:
      • Complete virtual/distance learning for academic lab assignments online
      • On-site/in-person at the student’s regularly assigned campus by appointment
      • An approved site for the work-based learning experience

    For more information specific to your campus and program please click the appropriate campus below.

    D. Russel Lee

    Natural Science Center

    Bioscience Center

    School of the Arts 

    *Students will be assigned/approved for their Friday location one week in advance, based on academic needs, lab needs, and industry opportunities

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  • Yes, transportation will be provided by the home schools to and from Butler Tech regardless of the individual district schedule or plan for the school year. They will provide transportation five days a week as needed. Please contact your home school for schedule and location information.

  • No, not at this time. Due to the unique circumstances of this year and COVID19, student drivers will be issued a temporary parking pass during the first week of school. Decisions on permanent parking passes and costs will be made and communicated in the coming months.

  • Email questions@www.butlertech.org – be sure to include your student’s full name, grade, program, and the email or phone number you would like added or changed.

  • Butler Tech Extended Learning Plan