This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to post-secondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students), FFA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Skills USA, and competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
Download: Advanced Studies Packet
Be at least 16 years old
Junior or Senior
Be in good academic standing
Reviewed at Interview
Have good attendance profile
Maintain a good attendance record, not only at school but on the job.
Have a good discipline profile
Conform to the rules and regulations of the school and job training setting.
Have reliable transportation
Transportation to and from work site
Identify possible placement site
Be able to tell the Career Development Coordinator where possible work site is located (Work site must be a valid learning opportunity in relation to student pathway)
Complete Work-Based Learning Application
All applications should be completed and returned to the Career Development Coordinator
Complete activities within work- based learning experience
Written and verbal requirements: time sheets, Moodle assignments, final presentations, etc.
Represent school well
Be responsible, dress appropriately, and maintain excellent work habits at the site
Communicate with Career Development Coordinator weekly to turn in timesheets
Turn in required materials and inform Career Development Coordinator of any issues that may arise. Also attend scheduled meetings with the Career Development Coordinator
Assist with development of Skills Development Plan
Assist the student in accomplishing his/her goals by developing a Skills Development Plan (an outline of tasks & responsibilities)
Evaluate student learner
Evaluate the student’s performance each grading period. Evaluation counts as 70% of the internship grade
Communicate with school
Communicate with Career Development Coordinator whenever needed
Provide a safe and effective learning environment
Ensure that the student works in a safe environment and provide him/her with variety of learning experiences that will offer a broad view of the site’s entire operation.
Establish schedule for student learner
Ensure that student learner has opportunity to earn 135 contact hours
Parent and School Responsibilities
Communicate on a regular basis
The school and the parent should remain in regular contact to ensure proper supervision of student
Insurance and transportation
It is the responsibility of the parent to provide personal or school health insurance and reliable transportation for the student
Supervise work-based learner
It is the responsibility of the Career Development Coordinator to visit the site to ensure proper placement and safety of the student. The coordinator will review the time sheets and be responsible for the assignment of a grade.