Grades and Attendance

Parent Portal Link to CSIU for Grades and Attendance


Student Portal Link to CSIU for Grades and Attendance


Please contact the Guidance office at 717-697-0354 ext. 117 regarding the CSIU Student Information System with any questions.  


Teacher Grade Book Link



College and Post-Secondary Credits

 Walk into College with Credits!



There are a number of options for earning college credits at CPAVTS. Students should be sure to visit the Student Services office for assistance. It is also important that students work with the Admissions Office at the school they plan on attending. 

Click on each program to find College or other Post-Secondary credits available to Cumberland Perry students. Contact Student Services for more information.


Advertising Art & Design
Auto Collision
Automotive Technology College Credits
Computer Networking
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
Dental Assisting
Diesel Technology
Early Childhood Education
Electrical Construction/Maintenance
Horticulture & Landscaping
Logistics and Warehouse Management
Precision Machine Technology



1.  (CHS) COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS: Also called Dual Enrollment, students are Cumberland Perry AND college students ­at the same time - through HACC or the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

            • Students leave high school with a college transcript.
            • A college course is taught by CPAVTS instructors (adjunct faculty) at CPAVTS.
            • There is a cost for each HACC credit students earn, though it is greatly reduced from HACC's already low tuition cost.
            • There is no cost to students for PCT credits.
            • These courses are part of the normal curriculum during for Level 3 students and the course is delivered during the normal program time. 
            • CHS enrollment is optional but highly recommended - Why do the work and not get the credits?
            • These HACC or PCT credits can also be transferred to many other schools across the state.Even for students that don’t intend to pursue their current program after high school, these credits can count as elective credits in college.


  All CPAVTS programs are approved by the Department of Education. Because of this, the following schools have agreed to give CPAVTS students credit for the following courses when students enroll at that school and meet the following requirements:
            • Graduate from high school. 
            • Earn a 2.5 GPA in the courses in your program area.  
            • Earn a score of “Advanced” or “Competent” on the NOCTI exam.
            • Successfully complete all tasks on the Program of Study task list. 

      POS articulations are revised on a semi-annual basis. Current POS articulations can be found at


 3.  (ART) Local Articulation Agreements: Cumberland Perry has an independent agreement with these schools. When students successfully complete all or portions of our program, they will receive credit from the college upon admission.


 4.  (NOCTI) NOCTI / NCCRS: By scoring at or above 70% on an approved NOCTI Test, students may earn articulated credit at many institutions. CLICK HERE for more information and to see lists of participating schools.





Instructional Assistants

CPAVTS employs eight full-time instructional assistants.  The instructional assistants work directly with the students in the classroom and shop setting.  The Instructional Assistants help students to improve their skills in organization, reading, studying, classroom theory and practical (lab/shop) skills.

General Information

Plan for Pupil Personnel Services

The Plan for Pupil Personnel Services is a roadmap for the Guidance Office with respect to admission through completion for students and their educational opportunities at Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School. 

Plan for Pupil Personnel Services

Student Access to Career and Technical Education

This section provides guidance on the applicable statutes that address student access to career and technical education. Additional information is included as it relates to charter school students, private school students, home schooled students and foreign students.  

Career and technical education shall be made available to every student in the high school program. See22 Pa Code § 4.23 (d)(1). Districts should not limit the attendance of students eligible for admission to a career and technical center (CTC).


Nonparticipating District of a CTC

If a student attends a district that does not participate in a CTC, the student may, on obtaining consent of the Joint Operating Committee (JOC) of a CTC, attend that CTC. See24 P.S. § 18-1847. The students of a non-participating district are not limited to attending the CTC that serves the attendance area in which the district is located. Further, a non-participating district cannot mandate that all of its students attend one particular CTC.

If a student of a non-participating district attends a CTC, the district of residence must pay for this education.See24 P.S. § 18-1847. The school district in which the pupil resides shall be charged, for each pupil attending the CTC, an amount equal to the total approved budget for current expenses, debt service and capital outlay divided by the number of pupils enrolled in the school.


Participating District of a CTC

If a student attends a district that does participate in a CTC, the student must attend the CTC in which the district participates. See24 P.S. § 1850.1(b)(21). Only if the JOC were to send a student to another career and technical center, which accepted the student, could a student attend a CTC different from the one in which his or her district is a participating member. See24 P.S. § 1850.1(b)(21). This is true even if the CTC in which the district participates does not offer a specific career and technical education program the student is seeking.  


Charter School Students1

Students enrolled in charter schools, including cyber charter schools, may enroll in CTCs if the charter school in which the child is enrolled contracts with a CTC for the provision of services.

Charter schools, including cyber charter schools, are not party to the negotiated agreements between school districts and CTCs. It is the responsibility of the charter school to decide whether or not to make a career and technical school curriculum available to the student and, if so, to contract with a CTC for the provisions of these

services. When a student chooses to attend a charter school, the student chooses the charter school’s educational offerings, which may or may not include a career and technical education. A charter school may contract with a CTC to provide a career and technical education option for its students, but a charter school is not required to provide such an option unless it becomes part of a student’s IEP. The charter school and the CTC must establish an appropriate charge for charter school students receiving a career and technical education. It is the policy of the JOC of the Cumberland Perry AVTS not to enter into an agreement with cybercharter schools for the purpose of delivering career and technical education.

If a charter school student does attend a CTC, the charter school shall receive the full Selected Expenditure to which it is entitled from the student’s resident school district, and the charter school must pay the CTC the established contractual charge for a student who receives a career and technical education. A student’s school district of residence shall not be responsible for paying a CTC for the career and technical education received by a charter school student. The Department has no authority to withhold payments from the charter school in the event there are disputes regarding payments to a career and technical school by a charter school. Such disputes shall be resolved between the charter school and the career and technical school based on the contractual agreement between them. 

1 For additional information, see the applicable BEC,Charter Schools, which can be found at:'s_statutes/7503/charter_ schools/507318.


Private School

If a private school student is a resident of a district that participates in a career and technical center, the student is able to receive career and technical education under the dual-enrollment provision of the School Code. Pursuant to 24 P.S. § 5-502: “[n]o pupil shall be refused admission to the courses in these additional schools or departments, by reason of the fact that his elementary or academic education is being or has been received in a school other than a public school.” This provision expressly allows students attending non-public schools to dually-enroll in both the non-public school and the public school in order to participate in programs offered at vocational schools.


Home School

A student receiving home education is not entitled to attend a career and technical education program. The student, however, may seek admission to a career and technical program. The resident school district is not required to pay tuition if a home-schooled student is admitted to a career and technical education program.


Foreign Students2

Career and technical centers must register with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) program to be authorized to enroll foreign students. If CTC is eligible to accept students on F-1 visas, the student must pay the tuition to attend the career and technology center. The tuition would be the full, unsubsidized per capita cost of the education.

2 For additional information, see the applicable BEC, Foreign Students’ Eligibility for Enrollment, which can be found at: ign_students%27_eligibility_for_enrollment/507311.


Many organizations contact Cumberland Perry AVTS annually to provide scholarships for graduating seniors. The names of the major scholarships and brief summaries are listed below.

Scholarship Name




Monetary Value

Robert Hall Foundation Merit Scholarship

Academic excellence, school and community service, financial need.


Two $1,000 scholarships

Kiwanis of Greater Harrisburg

Academic excellence, school and community service, financial need.  Interview is required.


Mechanicsburg North Rotary Club

Academic excellence, school and community service, financial need; must be nominated as Rotary Club Student of the Month to qualify.


Ernest McDowell Health Career Scholarships

Academic excellence, school and community service; must enroll in a health related post-secondary program.


Ken and Romaine Kauffman Scholarship Fund

First preference to students studying Automotive Technology; applicants must reside in Perry or Cumberland counties and be accepted to a 4 year college/university, technical school, or community college.

Grant available for tuition, books, and fees.  May not be used for room and board.

The Sales & Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association


Citizen of the US, completed application, recommendation, and 150 word essay.





Home Builders Association of Harrisburg

Academic Factors, performance, and related field of study.


Carlisle Garden Club

Graduate of Carlisle, Big Spring, or South Middleton.  Must be enrolled in the field of horticulture, floriculture, landscape architect, botany, or a related field.


Orrstown Bank

Graduate of Big Spring, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Cumberland Valley, Greenwood, Mechanicsburg, Newport, South Middleton, Susquenita, or West Perry.  Academic achievement, leadership, test scores, and financial need.


Keystone Technical Institute

To apply a student must be a current senior student in good standing.  Contact Keystone Technical Institute Director of Admissions for more information.

Twenty-four (25%) tuition scholarships


Transitioning Guide
Scholarship, financial aid, and employment searchers.