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Internships & Work Experience

WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

The work experience program qualifies for high school elective credit. In this program, students gain practical experience in a variety of jobs in industry, business, or the professions. They receive grades and school credit for work and related instruction assignments. Up to forty (40) credits may be applied toward the total graduation credit requirement through successful completion of a work experience program(s); students may consult with their counselor regarding related restrictions that may apply to this 40-credit maximum.

Credit is allocated as follows:
  • 10 hours per week (weekly flexible hours) = 5 credits per semester
  • 20 hours per week (weekly flexible hours) = 10 credits per semester

Transportation is the responsibility of the student.
Students may be employed at a job selected and approved by the work experience coordinator, or they may obtain their own jobs, subject to the approval of the coordinator. Under the provisions of the program, the student receives related classroom instruction/counseling and a minimum of two on-site contacts by the coordinator each semester.
CAREER EXPLORATION/WORK INTERNSHIPS
Students in the 11th and 12th grades who are interested in future career exploration may participate in summer or semester programs. Internships are scheduled at various businesses, professional offices, and industrial educational facilities. Weekly instructional classes help to supplement field participation. Individual interviews are required for appropriate placement. Students develop journals and portfolios pertinent to their involvement in career exploration.

Credit is allocated as follows:
  • 5 hours per week = 5 credits per semester
  • 10 hours per week = 10 credits per semester

SEE YOUR COUNSELOR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS