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  • Dear Student and Parent,
     
    Thank you for applying to the Octorara Area Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy 2019-2020 School Year. This program is one of the Octorara Area Career & Technical Education Programs (OA-CTEP) overseen by the Octorara Area School District.  All information submitted in the application process will be reviewed by the OA-CTEP Admissions Team.  This online application system is being housed by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, but all decisions regarding acceptance into the program will be made by the OA-CTEP Admissions Team.

    This six-step application form should take approximately fifteen minutes to complete. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa McNamara, K-12 Administrator of the Octorara Area School District, at 610.593.8238 extension 3549 or lmcnamara@octorara.org. You can also ask your school guidance counselor for help with your application.   

    High school applicants will be reviewed based upon the following criteria:
    • Attendance record
    • Teacher recommendations (Two teachers you will select during this application)
    • Achievement record (grade point average)
    • Discipline record
    • Application Essay Answers (submitted during this application)

    After we receive your application, we will work with your sending school counselor to obtain all supporting documents, including your attendance record, grades, and discipline record.

    Applicants will receive an admissions decision in the beginning of June.

    We look forward to reviewing your application. By applying to the Octorara Area Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy, you've taken a great first step for your future!

    Sincerely,
    Lisa M. McNamara
    K-12 Program Administrator
    Octorara Area School District
    610.593.8238 Extension 3549
    lmcnamara@octorara.org
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  • Student Information

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  • Parent/Guardian Information
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  • Student Signature
    By providing my digital signature, I agree to abide by the policies, rules, and regulations of the Octorara Area Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy, if accepted (see below). I also agree to have the information I have provided verified against my school records.

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  • Parent Signature
    I have reviewed the application with my son/daughter. By providing my digital signature, I grant the Chester County Intermediate Unit permission to collect my student's information on belhalf of Octorara Area Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy. I request the sending school to forward my child’s records to the Octorara Area Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy. Documents requested may include: Attendance Report, Grade Report, Discipline Report, 504 Plan, Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), & Evaluation Report.
    • Accident Insurance Commitment
       

      Accidental Health Insurance is strongly recommended for every student enrolled in an educational program at the Octorara Area Career & Technical Education Center. Accordingly, every student is required to have accidental insurance or be willing to sign an Accidental Health Insurance Waiver.
       
      THIS COMMITMENT is made between the Octorara Area Career & Technical Education Programs (here after referred to as “OA-CTEP”) and the undersigned Student and, if the Student is under the age of 18, his or her legal guardian.
       
      As a condition of the student’s enrollment at OA-CTEP, the Student (and his or her undersigned legal guardian, if the student is under the age of 18) hereby


      Click here to download and complete the Accident Insurance Commitment and Waiver

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  • Sending School District Remove Entry
    Please select the name of the district you reside in. If your district is not listed, select "District not listed".
  • Sending High School Name Remove Entry
    Please select the name of the high school you will be attending when you start Octorara Area Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy. If your school is not listed, select "School not listed".
  • If accepted, what grade will you be in when you start Octorara Area Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy?
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  • Student Questionnaire
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  • This part of the application collects two (2) recommendations from your classroom teachers.

    Please locate the email addresses of two teachers in your school district that could provide a recommendation for you. They should be teachers that can attest to your characteristics as a student. You may use a teacher from any subject; we would prefer a teacher that you have had within the past four (4) school years.
  • Recommendations - Teacher
    Note: Each recipient will receive an individual email from you. This will not be sent as a group email.
    Recommendations - Teacher
    Note: Each recipient will receive an individual email from you. This will not be sent as a group email.