9 - 12 Work Study Programs
For students in grades 9 - 12 cooperative learning experiences in the academic Work Study program is a vital functional academic learning experience. They learn how social skills (they have been learning all along) become important part of thier lives for the remainder of thier lives. Statistics have consistently shown that more people lose their jobs due to the lack of social skill exhibition rather than the lack of job knowledge. It is paramount that students learn how to act, and react on the job site as well as other factors of their lives. They can only learn the social graces if they first learn them formally then practice them repeatedly, with supervision for consistency and accruacy, through-out their high school years. Lessons they will learn in Work Study are designed to help students transition from teenagers to successful empowered employees within their home community as young adults.
Work Study is an educational plan in which students alternate between non-paid employment within the community and formal study within the classroom. While a student is in grades 9 - 12 they will learn from formal instruction how to obtain, maintain, and quit a job. Students will learn things such as, why people work, what do they do to obtain employment, employment vocabulary, employment behaviors. Students will practice work behaviors that will empower them to maintain employment. Students will learn the importance of using appropriate social skills . Students will learn endurance, patience, and perseverance by working on varying jobs within the school setting under strict supervision.
**Students are required to learn the following information during this course:
1. demonstrate knowledge of personal information including numbers, the importance of those numbers in their lives and with whom to share this information.
2. demonstrate memorization of their personal information, or demonstrate accessability of, for use in case of emergency.
3. demonstrate how to fill in assorted functional paperwork with personal information.
4. obtain the names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 people who are not relatives who can be listed as a reference on a job application.
Students are required to successfully complete all assignments to pass the course. Modifications and accomodations are made on a student need basis. Student need basis is determined by the classroom teachers.
We thank you for the opportunity to work with each and every student who has the opportunity to take this course.