Career Education/Social Skills/Personal Finance
Grade 10 split into 3 sections within one semester (Value ½ credit)
Career Education: (Value: 1/6 credit) This course gives the student opportunity to explore careers based on individual interests, values and abilities after taking a personal assessment test. They will then practice decision making skills; setting goals for their future; make a career plan; practice job seeking and keeping skills; and learn how to manage their money. Each student will continue to update their career portfolio.
Social Skills: (Value: 1/6 credit) Adolescence is a time of many changes. In this course the physical, intellectual, emotional and social changes of adolescence will be discussed. The purpose of the class is to help prepare the teenager for the changes and decisions they will face, while maturing to adulthood. Special focus will be give to developmental task of adolescence, development of social skills and management of social problems specific to adolescence.
Personal Finance: (Value: 1/6 credit) Coverage of personal finances in the areas of money management, career planning, taxes, consumer credit, housing and other consumer decisions such as insurance, investments and retirement planning. The course seeks to provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of financial planning so they can make informed choices related to spending, saving, borrowing and investing.
Work experience is learning by participation in actual or simulated settings where the attitudes, skills, and knowledge of employment are routinely used or applied. The student has the following programs to select from in order to gain this type of experience:
Cooperative Work Experience - 1 or 2 semesters - Grade 12
(Value: ½ credit/semester – Elective)
Prerequisite - must be employed in a job approved by instructor.
This program provides the opportunity for students to have jobs working in an area of high interest and learning job skills, while receiving credit for their time. Their work will be supervised cooperatively by the school and their selected employer or supervisor, in regard to both school and on-the-job performance. The student will attend classes in school part of the day and will be released from school for the time needed to work on-the-job. 1/2 credit will be given for working a minimum of 5 clock hours per week, per semester. A maximum of 1 credit will be allowed for the year. The student must turn in a completed work agreement form before being allowed to work. See Mrs. Frank for a copy of the work agreement form. Students who are absent from school frequently or are failing any of their regular education classes may be pulled from this program and required to attend regular classes full time! Students must stay employed for the full semester to obtain credit.
Seniors must be on track for graduation to participate, having at least 20 earned credits.
A meeting will be set up in August for all seniors who wish to participate in the work experience program for the coming school year. You must attend this meeting. At this meeting, we will schedule you into your work experience time. This will include dropping some classes and/or study halls and adding work experience. You will need to have the blue work experience agreement form already signed by your parents, your employer, and the principal.
Reminder: There will be only 20 students in work experience. First students to complete
necessary paperwork and turn it in will be accepted. Students not attending this meeting will need to stay in school all day till the forms are filled out, if there are still openings. No schedule changes the first day of school.