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Online Registration Now Open

Complete your required start of school paperwork online through the SIS Parent Portal.

Click Here to Watch the Training Video

This year Special School District has adopted a new process for completing registration paperwork required for new and returning students and their families. This year paperwork for South Technical High School will be submitted online using our Parent Portal through Tyler SIS. If you have not used the Parent Portal before for Special School District or have forgotten your username or password, Parents and Guardians please complete the Parent Portal Access Form at www.southtechnical.org/Portal to receive your username and password.

Step by step directions for Online Registration can be found here. Even if you have completed this paperwork for your sending district (Mehlville, Rockwood, Parkway, etc.) we still need parents to complete this paperwork for Tech. In addition to Online Registration, the Parent Portal allows parents and guardians access to their student’s attendance record, class schedule, school schedule, and lunch balance.

  • Online Registration should only take 10-15 minutes to complete.
  • Registration does not have to be completed in one sitting. Your progress is saved as you go.
  • The Parent Portal works on most internet enabled devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, and Smart Phones.

The web address for the Parent Portal is https://sdm.sisk12.com/ssd360.

Express Scripts UMSL Bridge Saturday Academy

Did you know that high school students have the opportunity to join a fantastic program that prepares them and their parents for college?

The UMSL-Express Scripts Bridge Program Saturday Academy is held the first two Saturdays of each month, from October through March. The academy provides an intensive 10-Saturday program for students in grades 9 through 12. Student’s will be immersed in mathematics, science, written and oral communication, career research, personal and professional development and college planning.

  1. Academic Skills Workshops include Math, Science and Writing: Students participate in critical thinking activities designed to enhance their ability to perform well on college entrance exams.
  2. Career Development and College Planning Workshops: Freshmen and sophomore students will be involved in structured career planning workshops developed to guide students through important key steps for career identification and effectively develop a focused career plan. All junior and senior students will be engaged in workshops structured to assist with the overall college admissions, financial aid and scholarship research process.

Program Requirements

  • All applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9th-12th.
  • All applicants must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average.
  • All applicants must submit a completed application, recommendation letter and middle school final grade report or high school transcript.
  • All applicants should be enrolled in or have completed Algebra.
  • All senior participants must meet with Bridge staff at least once during the Saturday Academy.
  • All participants must agree to meet attendance, performance and behavior requirements.
  • All participants are expected to complete assigned tasks and fully participate in class activities to meet program requirements.

Please note: Students who participated in previous program components must reapply for consideration.

UMSL-Express Scripts Bridge Program Saturday Academy Sessions

The 2016-2017 UMSL-Express Scripts Bridge Program Saturday Academy will be held on the first and second Saturday of each month from October 1, 2016 through March 4, 2017. All activities will be held on scheduled Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus in various laboratories and academic classrooms.

Application Process

The following documents must be submitted to the Bridge Program office to meet the below program deadline date:

  • Application Deadline
    • Friday, August 26, 2016
  • Bridge Program Online Application completed online by the student. Please complete all sections of the online application form.
  • Recommendation Letter completed by your high school counselor, administrator or instructor and submit to the Bridge Program Office. (Note:This is not a requirement for returning Bridge participants.)
  • High School Transcript (All 9th grade students are required to submit a copy of their 8th grade report card.)

Important Dates to Remember

  • Friday, August 26, 2016: APPLICATION DEADLINE
  • Friday, September 9, 2016: Final Acceptance Notification
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016: Saturday Academy Kickoff Orientation
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016: Saturday Academy sessions begins
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017: Award Recognition Ceremony

Program Meeting Dates

  • October 1, 2016
  • October 8, 2016
  • November 5, 2016
  • November 12, 2016
  • December 3, 2016
  • December 10, 2016
  • January 14, 2017
  • February 4, 2017
  • February 11, 2017
  • March 4, 2017
Online Registration Re-Opened

Complete your required school registration paperwork online through the SIS Parent Portal.

Click Here to Watch the Training Video

Parents and Guardians, if you have not used the Parent Portal before for Special School District or have forgotten your username or password, please complete the Parent Portal Access Form at www.southtechnical.org/Portal to receive your username and password.

Once you receive your username and password, please go to the Parent Portal: https://sdm.sisk12.com/ssd360.


Step by step directions for Online Registration can be found here. Even if you have completed this paperwork for your sending district (Mehlville, Rockwood, Parkway, etc.) we still need parents to complete this paperwork for Tech. In addition to Online Registration, the Parent Portal allows parents and guardians access to their student’s attendance record, class schedule, school schedule, and lunch balance.

  • Online Registration should only take 10-15 minutes to complete.
  • Registration does not have to be completed in one sitting. Your progress is saved as you go.
  • The Parent Portal works on most internet enabled devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, and Smart Phones.
Success in the New Economy

The article “Success in the New Economy” by Kevin Fleming first appeared on CareerCruising.com. You can view the original article here.

Countless articles in the media site a correlation between higher degrees and higher income. This perceived higher earnings for having a 4-year degree has fueled a “college for all” philosophy; causing educators and parents to encourage going to the university – any university – to major in anything – in pursuit of future job security, social mobility, and financial prosperity. But with rising education costs and the oversaturation of some academic majors in the workforce, many of us know that that the university-bound pathway isn’t for everyone…at least not immediately after high school.

We know that only a quarter of those that initially enroll will complete a bachelor’s degree; and for many their career exploration process begins after graduation. It is here that many discover that their degree may not have prepared them for the world of work. They may be highly educated, but not every degree is direct preparation for employment (like my philosophy degree). This misalignment between degrees and job skills causes half of university graduates to be under-employed in what are called gray-collar jobs; taking positions that do not require the education they have received, at a cost that is more than they can afford. All while the income for the top individuals in a wide variety of skilled jobs that require an industry credential or 2-year degree is far higher than the average income for many occupations that claim to require a 4-year degree; and each of these technicians are in very high skilled areas that are in great demand. Well-intentioned attempts to send more and more students straight to the university will not change the types of jobs that dominate our economy, nor will a “college-for-all” mentality mask these labor market realities. This message needs to be significantly broadened to include career exploration and “a post-high school credential for all.”

Since new and emerging occupations in every industry now require a combination of academic knowledge and technical ability, we need to ensure that we’re guiding students towards careers and not just to the university. The Career Cruising products are excellent examples of tools that help to identify personally appropriate career pathways and educational alternatives for people of all ages. Alas, not everyone uses Career Cruising. So how else can we ensure each student’s success – regardless which path they take – and how do we communicate this message to our fellow educators, counselors, and parents?

In collaboration with Citrus College in Southern California, a motion graphics video was developed to explain the importance of self-exploration, career exploration, and why educational institutions and parents should be promoting alternatives to career-success other than solely baccalaureate achievement. This popular video, “Success in the New Economy: How prospective college students can gain a competitive advantage,” discusses the real workforce demands and the best role for career & technical education in preparing students for high-wage, in-demand jobs. You may view this video at http://vimeo.com/67277269. I encourage you to share this video and continue to educate others around you about the realities of today’s labor market. Thanks to companies like Career Cruising, and as a result of your personal passion for all students to succeed, the career & technical education revolution is spreading far and wide in schools across America. Keep up the great work; we owe it to our students, and to ourselves.

About Kevin Fleming

Passionate to help all students fulfill their potential, Kevin is Dean of Instruction for Career & Technical Education at Norco College (CA), serves as the Principle Investigator for the National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education, and is managing partner for Telos Educational Services.

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