Pathways Education

  • Counseling Dept. Electives

    Cooperative Work Experience
     
    765 – Cooperative Work Experience A   |   1.0 Credit   |   Offered Every Year
    765 – Cooperative Work Experience B   |   2.0 Credit   |   Offered Every Year

    • Grades:  12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: All 4 Pathways
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: Juniors may apply upon administration and counselor approval
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course offers students the opportunity to earn credit by securing paid employment that directly relates to his/her career objective through a cooperative arrangement between the school, student, parent/guardian and employer. Specific criteria selection and placements are listed below.  Students will participate in the Workforce Investment Board Ready2Work program in which they will be assessed and receive training in essential workplace readiness skills and have he opportunity to National Career Readiness Credential, certified by ACT®
    • Criteria:
      • Have a good attendance record
      • Be on track for graduation, based on credits earned
      • Have a good disciplinary record
      • Student are responsible for securing a cooperative work experience placement that relates to the studnet's sated academic and career goals
      • Student must work a minimum of 10 hours per week per block period released
      • Cooperative work experience log sheets
      • Visitations from coordinator
      • Evaluations from supervisor
      • Attendance at cooperative work experience meetings
      • Assignments from coordinator
      • Students must complete and submit an application packet by the specified deadline.  Packets are available in the school counseling office.    
      • A Cooperative Work Experience Training Agreement must be completed and signed by: student, parents/guardians, pathways coordinator, school counselor and employer within one week of the start of the senior year.  Students who have failed to secure work experience by the specified deadline will be placed in another course.
      • A student who is terminated or quits employment will not be awarded credit(s), will be dropped from the course with a grade of withdraw fail (WF), and will not be released during the school day.
      • If a student is absent from school she/he MAY NOT work that day or night, unless approved by the coordinator.
      • A grade will be earned for the Cooperative Work Experience with 1.0, 2.0 or 4.0 credits per semester noted on the transcript depending on the number of blocks the student is released from school to go to work.


     
    Career Internship
     
    962  – Career Internship 

    • Grades: 11-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: All 4 Pathways
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: Juniors may apply upon  and counselor approval
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to work with local community service and business organizations as an unpaid intern to gain valuable on-the-job experience by interacting, observing, and assisting a mentor in the student’s career field of interest.
    • Criteria:
      • Have a good attendance record
      • Have a good disciplinary record
      • Students are responsible for securing an internship placement that relates to stated academic and career goals
      • Student is not paid
      • Student must spend a minimum of five hours each week, during the 18-week semester.
      • Internship log sheets
      • Visitations from coordinator
      • Evaluations from supervisor
      •  at internship meetings
      • Assignments from coordinator
      • Open to seniors only.
      • Students must complete and submit an application packet by the specified deadline.  Packets are available in the high school counseling office.
      • An Internship Training Agreement must be completed and signed by: student, parents/guardians, pathways coordinator, school counselor and internship mentor within one week of the start of the senior year.  Students who have failed to secure an internship by the specified deadline will be placed in another course.
      • A grade will be awarded for the Career Internship and noted on the transcript.  
    • A student who is terminated or quits an internship experience will not be awarded credit(s), will be dropped from the course with a grade of withdraw fail (WF), and will not be released during the school day.
    • If a student is absent from school, she/he MAY NOT attend the internship experience that day or night, unless approved by the coordinator.

     

    968  – IEC Independent Electrical Contractors - 2 Credits Over Full School Year

    • Grades: 12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Full School Year
    • Pathway: All 4 Pathways
    • Lab Fee - None
    • Weighting: 1.05
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: Administrative and Counselor Approval
    • Course Description: In partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), the district is offering an electrical pre-apprenticeship course. Participating learners will complete the theory portion of the first-year apprenticeship during their senior year of high school. This pre-apprenticeship program is an example of the high value, industry recognized credential referenced in the Future Ready PA Index. Learners will be enrolled in IEC’s first year apprenticeship program online with a faculty member overseeing the course. The curriculum will take approximately 144 hours to complete. Additionally, IEC and its member companies will offer hands on labs as well as field experiences and mentoring to learners throughout the year. Learners will earn two elective credits on their high school transcript for this program. Once learners turn 18, there may be opportunities for placement in an internship, part-time or full-time employment.

     

    • Additional Planned Topics
      • Intro to Registered Apprenticeship Programs - the Industrial Trades
      • Intro to the Plant Floor
      • Intro to Hand Tools
      • Intro to Workplace Safety (OSHA Cert) 
      • Proper Use of Power Equipment
      • Applied Math Review
      • Basic Blueprint Reading
      • Planning your Work and Completing Assigned Tasks