Community Partnerships

Spectrum Charter School works with many local businesses

  • Animal Friends
  • Autism Society of Pittsburgh
  • Brother's Brother
  • Carnegie Science Center
  • Cedars of Monroeville
  • Eat 'N Park
  • Giant Eagle
  • Global Links
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Jubliee Soup Kitchen
  • Lincoln Park Community Center
  • Meals-On-Wheels; Wilkins Twp.
  • Monroeville Chamber of Commerce
  • Monroeville Christian Church
  • Scholastic Books
  • Shop Demo Depot
  • The Consortium for Public Education
  • Westmoreland Co. Food Bank, Inc.

Community Links

     The Community Links Department sets up, maintains, and supervises the Community Based Vocational Training sites. At these sites, students work as volunteers to improve their work readiness skills. Each class participates at the sites at least on a bimonthly basis.

     The Community Links Department plans and instructs Transition Classes. The classes take place twice a month preparing students for life after high school graduation. The classes include interest inventories and career skill assessment.

     For students that display competitive work skills, the Community Links Department assists in looking, applying for a job with an end goal of retaining a job in the community. Quite often, we will use one of our community partner sites to set up a Community Based Assessment. It is used as a way of assessing the students’ ability to perform a particular job or to showcase his/her skills for a potential employer.

! FREE To Local Employers !

 A close look at one of the job–eager graduates

 who just might become one of your most valuable employees.

           It’s The Spectrum Charter School’s Community-based Assessment (CBA) program.

 Here’s how it works, Spectrum Charter School will:

 1)     Evaluate and identify Spectrum Charter School students who are ready and want to work, but do not have experience in the areas they are most interested in working.

 2)     Evaluate their ability in their area of interest and the skills that would help them become competitively employed. 

 3)     Take students on site to places where similar work of interest is being done.

 4)     Train students in the necessary skill areas.

  5)     Look for an employer who has work to be done that one of the job-ready students are capable of doing.

  6)     Visit the employer’s place of business to establish whether their work is something one of our students are able to successfully accomplish.

  7)     Once the employer and Spectrum Charter School are in agreement, the student will work at the job site two or three days a week for the predetermined duration of time.  AT NO COST TO THE EMPLOYER!

 8)     Assume all responsibility and liability while the student is working under this CBA program.

9)     With the local employers input, will complete an assessment of the student worker’s performance.

10)  Depending on the assessment and upon graduation from Spectrum Charter School, the student will seek out appropriate employment – perhaps with your company.  But that will be your call.

11)  If your place of business would be interested in hosting a CBA or learning more,

   please call Amber Simcic at 412-374-8130 or email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

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