Are you enrolled in one of our high school programs? Here is some information to help you get started on the right foot.

Important Dates

  • Thursday, August 15th at 6:00 p.m. – Orientation.
    • @ James Rumsey Technical Institute.
    • Meet the instructors and administrators.
    • Get important information about school policies and ways to get the most out of your JRTI experience.
  • Tuesday, August 20th – Classes begin.
    • Your high school will decide whether to send you to JRTI that day. Not all schools send a bus to JRTI on the first day. You can find out from your school.
  • Friday, August 30th – Student Data Form and Signatures Form due.
    • If you haven’t done so already, please fill out the Student Data Form. This is required for all students enrolled at JRTI.
    • Please print and sign the Signature Form and submit it to our office or give it to your JRTI teacher.
    • Instructors may choose to exclude students from lab activities until these forms are submitted.

Things to Know

  • Gradebook
    • JRTI is moving to a new gradebook system. Students and parents will receive login details from their teacher.
  • Calendar/Inclement Weather
    • JRTI follows the same calendar as Berkeley County Schools. This includes holidays and closures/delays/early dismissals due to inclement weather.
  • Driving
    • Driving privileges are granted based on need. If you attend one of the public high schools in Berkeley, Jefferson, or Morgan counties, your school will provide transportation to and from JRTI.
  • Closed Campus
    • JRTI is a closed campus. You must be signed out by a parent or guardian to leave campus.
  • Class Schedules
    • If you are attending JRTI as an all-day student, you may not receive your class schedule until the first day of class. It is normal for class schedules to be moved around in order to accommodate everyone’s needs.

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How to Succeed at JRTI

  • Safety first. JRTI is the real deal. We perform real tasks with real equipment. Take your safety and the safety of everyone around you very seriously.
  • Report to class every day and always on time. That’s what employers demand and we are no different. Our tech classes are three periods long. Missing class is a big deal.
  • Push yourself to learn as much as possible. Learning is not a passive activity. Don’t sit around expecting the teacher to spoonfeed you. They didn’t learn that way, and they don’t expect you to either.
  • Don’t be afraid to lead. Skilled workers can get the job done, but leaders make a real difference.
  • Participate in everything you can. There are plenty of student organizations, projects, and activities at our school. Take a chance and break out of your shell. You’ll be glad you did.
  • Brag about what you do at JRTI. We’re proud of your accomplishments. You should be too.