Pathways Education

  • Cooperative Work Experience
     
    766 – Cooperative Work Experience A   |   1.0 Credit   |   Offered Every Year
    767 – 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.
    • Criteria:
      • Have a good attendance record
      • Be on track for graduation, based on credits earned
      • Have a good disciplinary record
      • Cooperative work experience relates to the student’s stated 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.    
      • Applicants will be notified by June of the current year if they have been selected based on the following criteria:
      • Students are responsible for securing a cooperative work experience placement that meets the following criteria:
      • 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 grade will be earned for the Cooperative Work Experience with 1.0 or 2.0 credits per semester noted on the transcript depending on the number of blocks the student is released from school to go to work. A maximum of four credits may be earned per year. Course evaluation will be determined by the following criteria:
      • 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
     
    768  – Career Internship   |   1.0 Credit   |   Offered Every Year
    786A – Career Internship (A day)   |   .50 Credit   |   Offered Every Year
    786B – Career Internship (B day)   |   .50 Credit   |   Offered Every Year

    • Grades: 12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: All 4 Pathways
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: See below
    • 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
      • Internship 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
      • Attendance at internship meeting
      • 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.
      • Applicants will be notified by June of the prior school year if they have been selected, based on the following criteria:
      • Students are responsible for securing a career internship experience placement that meets the following criteria:
      • 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 with .50 or 1.0 credit noted on the transcript per semester. A maximum of two credits may be earned. Course evaluation will be determined by the following criteria:
    • 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.