Carrick High School
|Carrick High School|
|125 Parkfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15210 Coordinates:
|School district||Pittsburgh Public Schools|
|Principal||Dr. Jennifer Murphy|
|Enrollment||915 as of August, 2010|
|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, and boys and girls rugby|
|Athletics conference||City League(PIAA District 8)|
|Website||Carrick High School|
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
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.
Health Technology Program
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.
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.
|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)|
|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|
- "Carrick High School Factsheet". PPS Web Site. Retrieved 2007-05-12.