OCTC: Okolona Career & Technical Complex

The Okolona Career & Technical Complex (OCTC) is located at 605 N Church St in Okolona, MS. The OCTC offers classes in the fields of Teacher Academy, Health Sciences, Power Ag & Machinery, Hospitality, Marketing, Carpentry and Construction, Stem, and ICT 1 & 2. The OCTC serves two high schools, Okolona High School and Shannon High School. The staff of OCTC consists of a director, counselor, student services coordinator, as well as eight certified instructors. The courses offered are primarily block or two periods with the exception of the computer class housed on the high school campus. 
Student who take Career and Technical classes take the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System also known as the MS-CPAS. It is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) assessment used to provide a fair means of establishing accountability for both the secondary and post secondary CTE programs. Using a student-centered approach, a trained writing team of program area experts work together to design an assessment. Their goal is to accurately evaluate each CTE program. In keeping with national guidelines and our commitment to continual  improvement, items on the assessments will be tested for validity and reliability. Assessments are aligned with the CTE program’s curriculum and are revised on the same four-year cycle as the curriculum.
March 23, 2020
Zachary K. Doss has been named STAR Student for the 2019-2020 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program. This year will mark the 55th Anniversary of the STAR program. Established by the Mississippi Economic Council in 1965, the purpose of the STAR program is to recognize outstanding students & teachers in Mississippi.
The Okolona High School senior will be acknowledged among the over 330 STAR Students in Mississippi for their academic achievements. Star Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence. Both American College Test scores and scholastic averages are compared to determine the
school’s STAR Student. The STAR program encourages and promotes academic achievement among Mississippi’s high school seniors. Each STAR Student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher, the teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the student’s scholastic achievement.
Tomeker Hodges was designated as STAR Teacher. This year, over 660 STAR Students and