Student Services

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Helping students get more out of high school

Student Services is a resource for future, present and past Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students, as well as their parents. Our staffers spread the word about career and technical education and enroll new students while working to ensure all LCTI students are primed for success in college and their careers.

Staff members include school counselors, who provide guidance and support for students, special education facilitators, who serve students with individualized education programs, and many others, who help with course scheduling, records management, interschool communication, community outreach and more.

Key contacts at Student Services

610-799-1366

Keri Kromer | kromerk1@lcti.org
Secretary, Student Services


610-799-1358

Renee Kuzma, kuzmar1@lcti.org
Secretary, Director of Academic & Special Projects


610-799-1340

Sheila Gehman | gehmans1@lcti.org
Secretary, Supervisor of Special Education

Resources for students & parents

Skyward

Skyward is an online student information system that makes it easy for users to track students’ grades, communicate with teachers, update health records and much more. Skyward logins and passwords are mailed to new students’ homes each August. Call 610-799-1366 for assistance with Skyward.

Student/Parent Handbook

The Student/Parent Handbook is your guide to Lehigh Career & Technical Institute. It includes the student code of conduct, the student attendance policy, an explanation of the grading system and lots of other useful information about LCTI. View or download the 2019-2020 Student/Parent Handbook.

School Counselors

School counselors help students adjust to LCTI, manage interpersonal relationships, select courses, explore career paths, navigate the college application process and much more. Call 610-799-1366 to speak with a counselor or scroll down for their names, contact information and program assignments.

Student Absence

To report an absence, half-day students’ parents should call 610-799-1341, Academic Center students’ parents should call 610-799-1363 and Career Academy Program students’ parents should call 610-799-1491. Parents can use Skyward to report absences, as well. Remember, both LCTI and students’ sending schools must be notified.

Special Education

LCTI offers five career and technical education programs suited for students with special needs. Building Trades Maintenance, Food Services, Hospitality Services, Indoor/Outdoor Maintenance and Supply Chain Management are part of our Service Occupations Cluster. Call 610-799-1340 or visit the Special Education webpage to learn more.

Safe2Say Something

Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program that teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” before it is too late. Download the app or call 1-844-Saf2Say to make a report.

Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is designed to identify students experiencing problems that thwart learning and connect them with support services. The SAP team assists students struggling with stress, bullying, substance abuse, mental health and more. View or download the SAP brochure and referral form.

Communities in Schools

LCTI partners with Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley, an affiliate of the nation’s leading high school dropout prevention organization, to provide support services for students experiencing academic, behavioral and/or social difficulties that undermine their success in school. Call Susan Badu at 610-799-1365 to learn more.

Brochures & Videos

LCTI’s career and technical education program guide, brochures, essential skill alignment charts and other printable materials with detailed information about the school’s offerings are available here. A variety of videos highlighting LCTI’s students, alumni, parents, programs and industry partners are available here.

School Presentations

Representatives from LCTI routinely stop by Lehigh County schools or community events to speak with students and parents about the value of  career and technical education. Schools or organizations interested in hosting a presentation about LCTI’s programs should call Marci Stappung at 610-799-1324.

School Tours

LCTI hosts group tours for eighth and ninth graders interested in attending the school. Tours are organized through students’ middle or high schools. LCTI also offers individual tours during school hours for prospective students, who may be joined by a parent or guardian. Call Martha Figueroa at 610-799-1367 to schedule one.

Open House

LCTI’s annual Open House for prospective students is scheduled 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. It’s the perfect time to explore LCTI and learn more about Lehigh County’s career and technical education programs for high school students. Call Precious Petty at 610-799-1450 for more information about Open House.

Application Process

The application process is easy as 1, 2, 3! First, ask your school counselor for an application. Next, check out LCTI’s programs, select six that interest you and rank them. Finally, complete the application and give it to your counselor for submission. Remember, early applicants are more likely to get their top-ranked programs.

Scheduling Options

LCTI offers three scheduling options for students: Half day, full day and flex. Half-day and flex students split the day between LCTI and their sending high schools. Full-day students spend their whole day at LCTI and take academic courses in the school’s Academic Center. Call 610-799-1366 or visit our FAQs webpage to learn more.

New Student Rotations

Prospective students identify and rank six career and technical education programs that interest them. During their first semester at LCTI, students spend about six weeks exploring three of the programs from their list. Ultimately, they select one to stick with going forward. Call 610-799-1366 or visit our FAQs webpage to learn more.

Scholarships

LCTI students are eligible to apply for college scholarships varying in value from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Offered by a variety of businesses and organizations, the scholarships are awarded based on merit, need, recipients’ intended career field and other criteria. Visit our Scholarships webpage to learn more.

News & notifications

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Important information for new and returning students

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School counselors

Christina Luey

School Counselor
610-799-1339
lueyc@lcti.org


Cabinetmaking & Millwork

Commercial Baking

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts

Dental Technology

Emerging Health Professionals

Exercise Science &
Rehabilitation Services

SOC Food Services

Regina Naradko

School Counselor
610-799-1344
naradkor@lcti.org


All new enrollments

Advertising Design/
Commercial Art

Commercial Photography/
Electronic Imaging

Computer & Networking Technology

Computer Information Technology

Emerging Digital Media
& Social Communications

Painting & Decorating

Print Technology/
Graphic Imaging

Web Design/
Web Programming

Cory Schnaufer

School Counselor
610-799-1369
schnauferc@lcti.org


Auto Body/Collision Repair Technology

Auto Technology

Carpentry

Diesel/Medium & Heavy Truck Technology

Electrical Technology

Heating/Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Plumbing & Heating

Small Engines/Recreational Vehicle Repair

SOC Building Trades

SOC Hospitality

Dan Snyder

School Counselor
610-799-1355
snyderdan@lcti.org


CAP Applied Horticulture

CAP Auto Specialization Technology

CAP Building Trades Maintenance

CAP Electrical Technology

CAP Graphic Design

CAP Health Occupations/Health Related Technology

CAP Office Systems Technology

Electromechanical/
Mechatronics Technology

Electronics Technology/Nanofabrication

Precision Machine Tool Technology

Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology

Welding Technology

Katrina Sparozic

School Counselor
610-799-1370
sparozick@lcti.org


Applied Horticulture

Computer-Aided Drafting & Design

Cosmetology

Early Care & Education of Young Children

Heavy Equipment Operations & Preventive Maintenance

Marketing and Business Education

Masonry

SOC Indoor/Outdoor Maintenance

SOC Supply Chain Management & Logistics Technology

Supply Chain Management & Logistics Technology

Students in action

Electronics Technology/Nanfabrication
Diesel Medium & Heavy Truck Technology
Cabinetmaking & Millwork
Web Design/Web Programming
Supply Chain Management
Drafting/Computer-Aided Design
Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology
Electrical Technology

Student Services Staff

Grace Loeffler, Director of Academic & Special Projects
610-799-1358 | loefflerg@lcti.org

Renee Kuzma, Secretary, Director of Academic & Special Projects
610-799-1358 | kuzmar1@lcti.org

Joshua Herzog, Data Manager
610-799-1368 | herzogj@lcti.org

Martha Figueroa, Bilingual Support Coordinator
610-799-1367 | figueroam@lcti.org

Marci Stappung, School & Community Outreach Coordinator
610-799-1324 | stappungm@lcti.org

Susan Badu, Communities In Schools Coordinator
610-799-1365 | badus@lcti.org

Keri Kromer, Student Services Secretary
610-799-1366 | kromerk1@lcti.org

Student Services Staff

Kristin Jachowicz, Supervisor of Special Education
610-799-1340 | jachowiczk@lcti.org

Sheila Gehman, Secretary, Supervisor of Special Education
610-799-1340 | gehmans1@lcti.org

Cassandra Frantz, Special Education Facilitator
610-799-1317 | frantzc1@lcti.org

Josh Friebolin, Special Education Facilitator
610-799-1382 | friebolinj@lcti.org

James Kochie, Special Education Facilitator
610-799-1386 | kochiej2@lcti.org

Kristin Lobach, Special Education Facilitator
610-799-2710 | lobachk@lcti.org

Joseph Nester, Special Education Facilitator
610-799-2711 | nesterj@lcti.org

Non-Discrimination Statement

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute has a policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Inquiries may be directed to LCTI’s Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator for students at 4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville PA, 18078 or 610-799-1357 or LCTI’s Compliance Officer for personnel at 610-799-1385.

4500
Education Park Drive

Schnecksville, PA
18078

Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.