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Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning provides students with the opportunity to receive challenging academic lessons in new and different settings. It brings the workplace into the classroom—and transforms the workplace into a place of learning. It’s education that works for you! By participating in work-based learning, students can obtain work experience and may complete program competencies.

General requirements for these activities are:

  • Parents/guardians must grant permission
  • Transportation must be provided by the students, parent or guardian.
  • Appropriate behavior must be displayed at all times.
  • All school assignments must be completed in a timely manner.
  • School policies will be in place for all options.

Please know that some options contain additional requirements for attendance, grades and test scores.

Options for Students

  • SHADOWING: is a career exploration process in which a student follows a worker on the job for a designated period of time in order to learn about the worker’s career.
  • INTERNSHIP: For a specified period of time, a student works for an employer to learn about a particular industry or occupation. Student workplace activities may include special projects, a sample of tasks from different jobs, or tasks from a single occupation. Internships can last from one week to one school year. Students may earn competencies specific to their field of training.
  • EARLY PLACEMENT: During the senior year a student works for an employer to learn about a particular industry or occupation. The student may earn competencies specific to their field of training, but must meet very specific requirements to be eligible for Early Placement.
  • MENTORSHIP: is the pairing of a student with an employee over an extended period of time. It is the employee’s responsibility to help the student learn certain skills and knowledge, model workplace behavior, challenge the student to perform well and assess the student’s performance. Mentors are role models for youth who have an understanding of the workplace and who, over time, have proved themselves valued workers, concerned about their customers and fellow employees. Students involved in mentoring are typically seniors and would have most of their academic requirements satisfied.

Upon request to the Superintendent, the District shall make reasonable accommodation for a disabled person to be able to participate in this activity.

Program Coordinator

Carrie Arnold