WORK PROGRAMS
SENIOR INTERNSHIP

Internships will provide students with a semester long trial period within a career field. The internship is a credited course worth .50 credits.  To ensure that a student is ready for a semester long internship, several short-term experiences in the field of interest are recommended and/or required. 

Students are required to responsibly handle independent projects and assignments given to them by their site supervisor as well as the Internship Course Requirements.  An internship project is required of all enrolled students. An Internship Project Agreement is completed with the Transition Counselor prior to starting a project.  Students are required to complete Attendance Logs and complete weekly Internship Journal Questions.

The internship is designed to provide exposure and basic experiences suitable for the high school student. The student is not expected to handle responsibilities of a fully skilled or "in-training" employee.   The Site Supervisor Evaluation and Self- Evaluation are part of the intern grade but are also important in assisting students to understand strengths and weaknesses for future planning.



SERVICE LEARNING


Service Learning provides students the opportunity to earn .50 credit for volunteer service/career exploration opportunities within the community.  Service Learning Course Requirements include 50 hours of service, 4 journals, a 4 page paper and a Site Supervisor EvaluationService Learning is not just volunteering. It combines the act of serving others with learning about an organization, developing good work ethic and gaining world of work awareness.  In most cases, Service Learning sites are within non-profit organizations.  Considerable career research is done prior to placement in a volunteer / worksite.  All sites must be approved prior to participation.  Reflection activities and verified time sheets are required in order to earn points.


WORK EXPERIENCE


Work Experience provides employed students the opportunity to earn .50 credit by completing 200 work hours. Students are encouraged to work with their employer and the transition counselor in developing work related skills, competencies and a strong work ethic. Prior to enrollment, students must complete the Career Readiness course. Hours of employment must occur during the semester in which the student wishes to earn credit.   Reflection activities, Evaluations and a verified time sheet are required in order to earn the points. A completed Work Experience Contract must be signed by the student, the site supervisor and the parent.  


JOB SHADOW

Job shadows are available to students up to three times a year who would like to further explore a career interest and participate in a structured job shadowing experience in a “real life” working environment.  The job shadow experience can range from one hour to a full day