Service Learning and Job Shadow
Students can use 1 elective class period a day to perform community service or unpaid job shadowing in the community. Online options may be available in certain fields. This course will include community service hours and a learning project. Please reach out to the career counselors for more information.
Students who work can be approved to earn credit for one of their elective courses. Students, not business partners need to arrange for work study and complete all required components. Please reach out to the career counselors for more information.
Concurrent Enrollment Courses (college credit)
In some cases, students can take concurrent enrollment courses through a post-secondary institution to fulfill a graduation course requirement. These courses are generally not available in our suite of curriculum. An example might be Medical Terminology for a Health Science cluster pathway or complete a core course and receive dual credit (HS credit and college credit. We have several options available (local colleges/universities or the TEL program). Please reach out to the career counselor for more information and/or your academic counselor to see if you qualify.
Some students will be able to pursue internships in their selected career pathway. Internships are embedded within a variety of elective courses. Classes utilize classroom instruction and an on-site 6-week intern experience. Upon completion of the course students have a better understanding of employment soft skills and specific career options. Students should expect internships to be unpaid. Paid internships are permitted if agreed upon by the student and employer. In some cases, it may be possible for a student to partake in a virtual internship program. Please reach out to the career counselor for more information.
In some cases, students might be able to attend one of the regional technology centers around the state to complete a specific site-based program or pursue a specialized industry certification offered at that center. These career programs will allow you to obtain HS elective credit and credit toward a career certification through the local career tech. Please reach out to the career counselor for more information and/or your academic counselor to see if you qualify.