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Work-Based Learning

The Work Based Learning program represents the pinnacle of the Career Technical and Agricultural Education program. It allows qualified students who have mastered skills in pathway areas the opportunity to work at an approved job placement to gain valuable work experience while receiving course credit.  A job placement may be arranged by the work-based learning coordinator, a career pathway teacher, or an approved part-time job arranged by the student.
To be considered for the work-based learning program, students must complete an application to the high school work-based learning coordinator.  Applications will be reviewed and ranked based on the student’s Career Technical and Agricultural Education course completion, attendance, discipline, numeric grade average, and teacher recommendations.  Applications received after the due date will be ranked, placed on a waiting list, and considered if space is available in the program.

Student qualifications for Work Based Learning:

  • Approved job placement by the work-based learning coordinator and alignment with  Career Technical and Agricultural Education courses taken and a clearly defined career goal;
  • Classification as either a junior or senior;
  • Ability to maintain a passing average in all classes and be on-track for graduation;
  • Acceptable attendance and discipline record;
  • Must work a minimum of 7.5 hours for one block of work-based learning release and a minimum of 15 hours for two blocks of  work-based learning release; and
  • Ability to provide own reliable transportation.