NEW: 9th Grade Career Academy
A. Philip Randolph Technical High School is the only DPS Career and Technical Center to offer the new Career Academy program, where high school students can earn a comprehensive high school diploma, an associate’s degree, heavy machine operator certification and paid internship through coursework in plumbing and pipefitting, HVAC, electricity, carpentry, masonry, horticulture and interior furnishings.
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A. Philip Randolph Technical High School is an exclusive school within the district that prepares students for a career in the construction trades industry. Students in the Detroit Metropolitan area are provided an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in construction in collaboration with local businesses, industry leaders and the community.
Among the unique benefits: students are constructing a three-bedroom ranch-styled home on site as part of a service learning project that will be devoted to a family residing in the city of Detroit.
Masonry, Plumbing and Pipefitting, Carpentry, Electricity, Heating and Cooling (HVAC), Agriscience/Horticulture, Co-Op and Graduate Work Experiences, Math and English Language Arts Integration, Boy Scouts of America-Explorers Program, Adult Education-Construction Trades Program, SkillsUSA (a student organization)
About the Principal
Dr. George Peña has served in the secondary and post-secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) field as a teacher and administrator. He also managed CTE apprenticeship, internship and work based learning programs that provide students with entry level work opportunities with the business industry. Dr. Peña also works hand-in-hand with our business industry, parents, staff and faculty, and community stakeholders in order to provide a rich and diverse learning environment at Randolph.
Dr. Peña has a passion to engage students by instilling leadership traits and critical thinking skills which inspire students to succeed, serve the community and prepare students to be globally competent in life. He wants students, parents and the community to know that the faculty and staff at Randolph are prepared to work together to set high expectations and provide active and relevant learning experiences for our students.
The mission of A. Philip Randolph Technical High School is to enhance student achievement by engaging construction trades and business students in industry standard training. Upon completing our fully academic integrated curriculum, students will be prepared to confidently and effectively compete in a global market while adding viability to the community.
The Name We Honor
The center is named for Mr. Asa Philip Randolph, a powerful leader and a tireless fighter for increased ethnic diversity in the labor movement. Mr. Randolph founded the International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. This organization helped workers in the Pullman Porter’s Union earn better wages and improve working conditions. Mr. Randolph was an inspiration to all who believe in equality and fairness in the labor movement.
Commitment to College Success
The center will provide a curriculum that will enable successful students to gain skills which will lead to practicum experiences, co-op work experiences, and apprenticeship opportunities which may lead to employment or higher learning opportunities.
Students in grades 10-12 must come to school in their school uniforms, which are various colors. Uniform colors for students in grade 9 are burgundy and khaki/black.