Excel TECC

Beachwood High School
25100 Fairmount Boulevard
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 216/831-2080
Fax: 216/292-4169

The Mayfield Excel TECC programs are designed to provide expanded options to all students. These include college preparatory, tech prep, school-to-work, and other educational learning opportunities. Through the close cooperation of school personnel, parents, and business and industry, students have exciting choices to grow, learn and prepare themselves for the future. 

Beachwood On-Site Excel TECC Programs
Culinary Arts
Kortez Wilson, Bistro Chef
Danette McHale, Culinary Arts Teacher
Pat Stoltz, Educational Assistant
216-831-2080 ext 232
Site: Beachwood High School
Two-year program
The Culinary Arts program offers training in food-related occupations to students showing interest and aptitude for the food service industry. The first year consists of a supervised in-school public restaurant experience and related Pro-Start instruction that is endorsed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The curriculum includes large quantity food preparation, proper use/care of equipment, compliance with sanitary codes, cross training and catering/dining service. Culinary Arts I also focuses on ServSafe Training Certification and the Pro-Start Year 1 curriculum. Successful completion of this training curriculum may be applied toward college requirements and is an industry standard. The Culinary Arts II program teaches the Pro-Start Year 2 curriculum including restaurant business management/marketing techniques. Topics such as: employability skills, menu planning/design, cost extension/mark-up, restaurant design and equipment analysis are addressed. The work-study component allows the students to work in the industry for their lab time, receiving credit and earnings.
Early Childhood Education
Patti Krupinski, Excel TECC Early Childhood Teacher
Katie Ball, Excel TECC Early Childhood Teacher
216-292-3344 x243
Site: Fairmount Early Childhood Center @ Beachwood
Two year program
The Early Childhood Education program prepares students to fill a vital role in the education of young children. This program teaches content knowledge and essential teaching skills necessary to become a professional ready to work with children of all ages. High school students receive the opportunity to teach and care for young children in many different child care, preschool and elementary school settings. The first year stresses basic skills needed to work with children while the second year, the students expand their experiences with opportunities to work with children birth through school-age, including children with special needs. Music, art, storytelling, along with health, safety, classroom management and guidance skills are included in the curriculum.

Completion of this program articulates directly into a Child Development Associate credential and/or an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Many students also pursue a four-year degree in Early Childhood Education or another field related to Child Development. New for the 2010-11 school year, the program is in the process of securing articulation agreements with local four-year colleges.
Jean Getz, DECA/Marketing Teacher
216-831-2080 x225
Gregory Perry, Green Dream/Junior Achievement Marketing Teacher
216-831-2080 x236
Site: Beachwood High School
One-year Senior program

Marketing Technology is a college-preparatory course intended for students desiring to study business, marketing or a related field in college or start a business after graduation. Students will explore business topics through class instruction, design individual and group research projects, develop interpersonal communication and leadership skills, and create effective persuasive presentations. The utilization of college textbooks and individual laptops will facilitate the learning of marketing and management principles. The marketing program will foster the entrepreneurial spirit through students developing and operating their own company. All students will participate in a cooperative learning lab in which they are employed in the field of choice, are evaluated at their work sites and apply their unique classroom career field connections.

Students participate in DECA and/or Junior Achievement. Both national organizations encourage students to develop marketing skills outside of the classroom and to collaborate with other students across the country. Activities include volunteering, fundraising and business competitions which offer advancement to the state and national level.