Delaware Area Career Center
Weather Policy
Parent Conferences
Second Semester Interims
Completion Ceremony
Open House
National Technical Honor Society
Acceptance Letters
Promoting DACC
Staff Blog
Students of the Month
Teens of the Week
Early Job Experience
Feedback Survey
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January, 2012 

Congratulations! You have made it through the first semester and the holidays. There are all kinds of great things happening in the second semester. Read below for news and opportunities for our students.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the South Campus Director at 740.201.3210 or North Campus Director at 740.203.2201.

South Campus Director, R. Dale Hayes and
North Campus Director, Mary Titus
Weather Policy

Winter officially arrived on December 21st and while it doesn't quite feel like winter yet, the attendance office would like to share with you information about delays or closures.  In the event of a school closing or delay, information will be posted on local radio and TV stations.  In addition, we utilize the Honeywell Instant Alert System to notify parents of school closings and delays.  

Given the fact that more than 15 schools feed into the Delaware Area Career Center, we would like to share our position on home school delays and closures.  Road conditions and weather can vary from location to location and our main concern is your child's safety.  To that end, students are not expected to attend if their home school is closed.

Students are, however, expected to arrive after the school delay, whether one or two hours. Ultimately, parents reserve the right to decide whether or not to send their child when there is a delay or closure due to the weather.  However, this may be recorded as an absence.  

Please follow the normal procedure of calling your child off from school at 740.203.2268 should you decide to keep them home from school and send a note upon their return. 


Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be on February 8th from 4:30 to 8:00pm. Your involvement with your child's education is very important to us. Please contact the school office to schedule an appointment with your child's lab or academic instructors.  
South Campus: Anita English at 740.201.3210                   

North Campus, Debbi Pemberton at 740.203.2201


Second Semester Interims

Interims are February 15th; they will be sent out by Tuesday of that week to all parents.  


Where: Brookshire Premier Event Center | 405 Grief Parkway
When: April 14th, 8:00 - 11:00pm
Cost: $20.00 per person

Students are currently voting on this year's theme and we can't wait to find out what they decide. And while we are always excited to see the new trends and styles of the year, please remind your child that appropriate attire is expected and appreciate. 


Photos from last year's prom can be found on our Flickr site

Completion Ceremony

Just a reminder to all that the DACC Awards Ceremony will be Wednesday May 23rd at 7pm at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus. This is the culminating event for students that have completed their career Technical training at the Career center. Students will be presented their Career Passports and recognized for their achievements.  


More details about Senior breakfast, rehearsal and Sr. activities will follow in future editions of this newsletter. Please reserve the date for our Awards Ceremony as we would love to see you there!  

Open House

Our next Open House event is February 16th from 5-8pm. Some of our students have volunteered to be in attendance to help us talk about the program from a student-to-student perspective, so thank you to them and to their parents for letting us borrow them. If you know anyone who is interested in attending DACC next year, please encourage them to attend our Open House event. More information can be found on our web site.   

National Technical Honor Society

National Technical Honor Society inducts members once a year based on requirements of the national organization.  Any questions should be directed to your DACC guidance counselor.  

More information is available about how students can qualify for National Technical Honor Society on our web site.


Visit our web site to see last year's National Technical Honor Society Inductees.


See photos of last year's inductees.

Acceptance Letters
We are currently in the process of receiving applications for the 2012-2013 school year and if you can believe that we're already looking at 2013, you're doing better than us. Acceptance letters will begin being mailed in March, so if you know someone who is interested in attending, please encourage them to apply soon. If you know someone who has already applied, let them know that they can anticipate hearing something from us in March. Applications can be obtained from their home school counselor or on our web site.
Promoting DACC

Parents - if you feel strongly about telling others what a great education your student is getting at DACC, we want to hear from you. We are looking for current and past parents to provide written testimonials and a few parents to come in for a video interview. If you are interested in helping us with this project, please contact our Public Relations Coordinator at

Staff Blog
We've been hearing across the board that the more we can communicate with you, the better. Our students started their blog last year and now it's our staff's turn.



Find out what's going on behind the scenes at DACC directly from key leaders around the school. Hear from our:


Building Directors
Program Directors
Pupil Services Supervisor
Recruitment Coordinator
Public Relations Coordinator.

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If you have questions or topics that you're interested in hearing more about, email them to and we will do our best to answer them.


Students of the Month
Congratulations to Justin Viers and Raul Aguilar for being named January's North Campus Students of the Month!


Justin Viers is a junior in our Power Sports and Diesel program. Raul Aguilar is a senior in our Welding and Sheet Metal program. And because we didn't get this information out in December or November, we'd like to extend our congratulations to John Clendineng from Auto Tech (December), Alexis Spiers from Cosmetology (December), Shannon Callahan from Zoo School (November), Andrew Blake from Career Graphics (November), Makayla Cimini from Environmental Technology (October), and Felix Rivera from Power Sports (October). You can see photos of all of our Students of the Month on our Flickr site.

North campus students of the month are nominated by and voted on by north campus staff members. Every month a senior and a junior or sophomore are voted Student of the Month based on their excellent attitude and commitment to learning.
Delaware Gazette's Teen of the Week
Congratulations to Ali Kelly and Victoria Simons for recently being named two of the Delaware Gazette's Teens of the week.


Victoria attends DACC's Columbus Zoo and Aquarium School program and also attends Worthington Kilbourne. After graduation, she plans to attend MIT, Duke, Harvard, Rutgers, Ohio State, or Bowling Green and major in marine biology and cellular biology. Eventually, she'd like to get her doctorate.


Ali attends DACC as a full day student, but comes to us from Big Walnut. She has the unique experience of being the only girl in our Welding Program and plans to attend the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (UTI) after graduation. Her long term plan is to work for Harley Davidson. Learn more about Ali or read the rest of her story on our web site.

Read more about Victoria and Ali on our web site.
Early Job Experience
Want to get a head start on the job market?  DACC offers eligible seniors the opportunity to use their skills in the real world. Seniors may be eligible to work in an industry related to their career and gain valuable real-world skills, make industry connections, and build an impressive resume. If this sounds good to you please discuss this with your lab instructor and see what steps you would need to take to be able to take part in this program.


Give Us Your Feedback!


This newsletter was created with YOU in mind - that's right, you right there - you know who you are. So tell us what you think. We'll do our best to keep you informed with the news you want to hear about DACC. E-mail to submit your thoughts.