The Public School Review has named Bucks County Technical High School (BCTHS), Fairless Hills, the second-best provider of trades-based education and skills training across Pennsylvania.
The genesis of BCTHS sprung in the mid-1950s, when seven area school districts united to support education apart from a traditional baccalaureate or advanced degree. By September 1958, a building was erected and stood ready to welcome its first class of 600 students.
BCTHS offers core high school instruction in math, social studies, language arts and other traditional disciplines. It also provides hands-on coursework in:
- Engineering/industrial technology (for both manufacturing and transportation)
- Business, arts and technology
- Health and human services
BCTHS’ rating by Public School Review reflected its math and reading proficiencies, both of which scored higher than state averages.
Upper Bucks County Technical School in Perkasie also made the list. It occupied a 14-way tie for eighth place. The percentage of Upper Bucks students achieving proficiency in math was 50 percent, as was its percentage in reading proficiency.
Read more about the best vocational public schools in Pennsylvania in the Public School Review.