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Connellsville Area High School

Enrichment Opportunities

There are one hundred and seventy five merit scholarships awarded to college-bound high school student applicants.

The cooperative education programs have many advantages:
  • Apply your classroom learning in real-world settings
  • Test your skills in a variety of work settings
  • Earn a salary as you gain valuable hands-on experience
  • Build an impressive resume
  • Establish important professional contacts for your job search
Applications begin accepted now! Visit

Varies per university

Goodwill Employment

ProjectBEST (Beyond Education for Secondary Transition) provides employment readiness training for high school youth with disabilities ages 16 to 21.

Acceptance Criteria:

Presently enrolled in an academic program or high school
Age 16 to 21
OVR eligible
Have a physical, cognitive, emotional or social disability
Have an IEP
Have independent toileting and feeding skills
An absence of severe, disruptive and/or violent behavior problems
Ability to learn in a small group environment without one-on-one supervision
The ability to maintain appropriate workplace behaviors

For more information, contact Michael Votovich:
Phone: 724-437-9878

Uniontown Hospital - Volunteer Opportunity
At Uniontown Hospital, volunteers are an essential part of enhancing the patient and visitor experience. When you become a volunteer, you will enjoy the many rewards such as meeting new people, learning new skills, feeling a sense of accomplishment and contributing to the health of the community.

Consider joining the volunteer services department. You can make a difference by:
  • Assisting staff on a nursing units or in a department
  • Visiting with patient rooms and waiting rooms, offering complimentary items such as magazines, puzzle books, daily newspaper, note pads, pens and much more
  • Playing music in the Chapel
Download an application at stop by the high school counseling office or the Information Desk in the main lobby at Uniontown Hospital. For more information, please contact volunteer Services at 724-430-5671.

Future Road Builders
Future Road Builders is a virtual pre-apprenticeship program that introduces you to highway construction careers. After just minutes of playing, you can see what it might be like to work as a carpenter, cement mason, laborer, heavy equipment operator, pile driver or truck driver.

Videos, images and assessment questions give you a better understanding of the industry and uncover the skills you will need for a career in highway construction.

The program tracks your progress by simulating the hours it takes and the amount of money you could earn during an actual apprenticeship program.

When you're finished, you will receive an official certificate of completion and will be ready to apply for one of several Union apprenticeship programs.

Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program
Cement Masons Local #526
W. PA Laborers' Education and Training Trust Fund
W. PA Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship Program

College In The Classroom
The college in the classroom enrollment program allows student to earn college credits while taking approved courses in high school. To earn college credit, the student must register through the registration forms below. Once the course is completed, a transcript can be obtained through the College’s Registrar’s Office . It is the responsibility of the student to contact the post-secondary school in which they will attend to verify the credits will transfer. Please note that there are special fees attached to enrolling. The following institutions have agreements with the high school.

Mt. Aloysius College -Those courses currently offered through Mt. Aloysius include Algebra 3, AP Calculus, AP Physics, Calculus, Honors Trig/Pre-Calculus and Trig/Pre-Calculus. Students must earn a final grade of a “C” or better as well as maintain a 3.0 GPA. To receive the credit. A refund will not be given if both requirements are not met.
Deadline: September 24th

Westmoreland County Community College - Those courses currently offered through WCCC include Honors Algebra 2, Calculus, Spanish 3, Spanish 4 and AP Spanish.
Deadline: October 4th
Registration forms can be picked up in the counseling office or student and parent email. 

Dual Enrollment Programs

Dual enrollment programs allow students to take courses on a college campus if they have met the academic requirements and prerequisites. The courses that are offered through each college or university differ per semester.

Penn State Fayette - The Eberly Campus
Penn State University offers an exciting opportunity for high school students to get an early start on their college degree! Students can take college courses at a 50% tuition reduction and earn Penn State credits! In order to be eligible to take classes at Penn State Fayette - The Eberly Campus, students must be a current high school sophomore or junior (2021-2022 school year), have an overall 3.0 GPA or higher and a proficient standardized test score (SAT, ACT, or PSAT, Keystone Exams are also acceptable).

New Applicants are required to supply the following:
  • A dual enrollment application, which can be picked up in the high school counseling office.
  • A signed parental consent form
  • A current official high school transcript
  • A school counselor approval form
  • For current high school juniors only - A current standardized test score
  • Other documents may be requested upon application review
After submitting a completed application, you will be notified by phone of the admission decision and given instructions for scheduling courses.

WVU Early College Program

As a current high school student, you can enroll in West Virginia University courses and earn credits towards your college degree. With the ACCESS WVU Early College Program, you can choose to enroll in college courses completely online-24/7 anywhere you have access to high speed internet. You must be a junior or senior and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. You will need parental and school counselor permission. Register at

Private Industry Council - Summer and Year-Round Work Experience
The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc., is pleased to announce it will be operating the Summer Work Experience Program in 2019. PIC has a long history of providing local youth with employment opportunities in Westmoreland and Fayette counties. Eligible youth are between 16 and 24, reside in either Fayette or Westmoreland counties and meet income requirements. Youth typically work in non-profits, county agencies or government offices. Job responsibilities can include clerical, maintenance and IT work. The Summer Work Program is a great opportunity for youth to build their resume, develop job skills and earn money. Details can be found at or pick up an application in the high school counseling office.

Pittsburgh Job Corps

Career technical training... education... professional skills... Job Corps will work with you from your first day in the program to the moment you start your new job. No matter where you are coming from or where you want to go, Job Corps is here to help.

Each year Job Corps serves 60,000 young people ages 16 through 24 in more than 100 career technical training areas at 125 centers across the nation. Job Corps offers hands-on training in America's fastest growing careers, and our graduates land high-wage jobs.

Contact Job Corps to find out about the centers closest to you and if you qualify for the program.
(800) 733-JOBS (5627)