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WBL/Cooperative Education 

Work-Based Learning is a structured component of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum that integrates classroom instruction with productive, progressive, supervised, work-based experiences/apprenticeships (paid) and internships (unpaid), related to student career objectives.  Content is planned for students through a cooperative arrangement between the school and employer as a component of work-based learning. 

The purpose of WBL is to provide work-based experiences in approved training stations that typically cannot be obtained in the classroom.  It is recommended, but not required, that a student obtain concentrator status prior to enrolling in WBL/cooperative education.   Students who have not obtained concentrator status must have successfully completed a minimum of one CTE credit while pursuing a Regular High School Diploma.  

The Coordinator will ensure that all requirements for the WBL are met and that the student: 

  • Is at least 16 years of age.
  • Is classified as an 11th or 12th grader.
  • Is on track to graduation.
  • Has a clearly defined career objective.
  • Possesses the knowledge, skills, behavioral qualities and abilities required for successful employment.
  • Has successfully completed the required prerequisite course, Career Preparedness.
  • Has an acceptable attendance, grade, and discipline record as validated by the Coordinator.
  • Has completed an Application for Enrollment.
  • Has provided names of a minimum of three educators (including the CTE educator, if applicable) that know,and are not related to, the student and will complete recommendation forms for the student.