Carrick High School

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Carrick High School
Location
125 Parkfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15210 Coordinates: 40°23′27″N 79°59′21″W / 40.39083°N 79.98917°W / 40.39083; -79.98917

United States
Information
Type Public
School district Pittsburgh Public Schools
Principal Dr. Jennifer Murphy
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 915 as of August, 2010[1]
Color(s)           Blue and Gold
Athletics Football, girls soccer, boys soccer, boys tennis, girls tennis, golf, boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling, co-ed swimming, baseball, softball, boys volleyball, girls volleyball, boys and girls rugby, and hockey
Athletics conference City League(PIAA District 8)
Mascot Carrick Raider
Representative Jean Fink
Website

Carrick High School is a public school in the Carrick neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Carrick is one of ten high schools in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and one of the few to offer Business Technology and Health Technology programs.

Business Technology program[edit]

The Business Technology program has three levels, the first being an Introduction to Entrepreneurship which lasts one year. Students explore business careers and success strategies while learning computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Publisher. Level Two consists of a year of accounting, followed by half a year of Excel Spreadsheets and half a year of Access Database. The third and final level provides two options; students can either choose to take a year of Accounting II, or they can opt to take half a year of Web Design and half a year of Business Law.

Feeder District[edit]

The City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods which are served by Carrick High School are as follows: Allentown, Arlington, Beltzhoover, Bon Air, Carrick, Overbrook, Mt. Oliver (Pittsburgh Section), Southside Slopes and St. Clair.[2]

Health Technology Program[edit]

The program was established in 1988, and prepares students for a career in the medical field. The program is divided into three levels, the first being Health Technology I. During this time, students become aware of medical terms and definitions and take part in community service projects and field trips. Health Technology II involves a youth internship program with UPMC hospitals, as well as the exploration of areas such as Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Gerontology, Nursing and Occupational Therapy. The final stage, Health Technology III, links together the high school and the Community College of Allegheny County, offering students the opportunity to enroll and gain credits in at least one college level course.

Theater[edit]

Carrick is one of the few city schools to have a theater program, It was a contestant in the 2007 Gene Kelly Awards for a production of Crazy For You.

Plays

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
A Midsummer's Night Dream Dracula Arsenic and Old Lace Memory Night: A Night of One Act Comedies The House of Blue Leaves A Wilde Night of Edgar Allan Poe The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Musicals

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Pippin The Wizard of Oz The Music Man Guys and Dolls Crazy For You A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Company Smokey Joe's Cafe 13

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carrick High School Factsheet". PPS Web Site. Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  2. ^ EJ. "Discover PPS". Pittsburgh Public Schools. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 

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