Cooperative Diversified Education

Students taking part in the cooperative education program should take at least one of the Microsoft Office courses prior to or concurrent with their Skill Development for Careers course.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR CAREERS
Grades 10-12 
The course provides the student with skills necessary to be successful in the competitive job market. Students learn that self-esteem, work success, and life satisfaction depend on strong reading, written, and oral communication skills. Students learn the important traits a new employee brings to a position in the business world. In addition, the transition from school to work is highlighted via topics such as money management, personal legal rights, employment counseling, and child labor laws. It is highly recommended that this course be taken during the junior year. It may be, however, taken concurrently with Cooperative Diversified Occupations during the senior year.


DIVERSIFIED OCCUPATIONS INTERNSHIP 
Grade 12 
Prerequisite(s): To be considered for Co-Op students must complete  Employability Certificate; approval of review committee 

This course provides students with practical on the job training. The program is a cooperative arrangement between the employers and the school. School training, linked with paid work experiences, functions as an organized program of supervised work experiences. During the internship, students will be supervised by the Career Coordinator.


DIVERSIFIED OCCUPATIONS INTERNSHIP
Grade 12
Prerequisite(s): To be considered for Co-Op students must complete Employability Certificate; approval of review committee 
This course provides students with practical on the job training. The program is a cooperative arrangement between the employers and the school. School training, linked with paid work experiences, functions as an organized program of supervised work experiences. During the internship students will be supervised by the Career Coordinator.  
SENIOR PROJECT (Semester) 
Grade 12
Prerequisite(s): Approval of faculty sponsor and review committee and Keystone Exam Proficiency
Students interested in applying the skills and knowledge they have learned and developed through specific courses in the high school curriculum may elect this independent study type course for one or two semesters. Each Senior Project will be individually tailored to the abilities and interests of the student. The specific content, including a formal written proposal, will be developed by the student and a faculty sponsor who must be secured by the student and who will agree to assist and supervise the student on a regular basis. If the project is performed outside the school, release time may be granted up to ten periods per week; credit will be assigned on the basis of time devoted to the project. Regardless of the project location, no pay may be accepted by the student. Transportation in all cases will be the student's responsibility. All Senior Projects will be coordinated, monitored, and evaluated by the Career Coordinator. Proposals for Senior Projects will be reviewed by a staff committee and approved or disapproved prior to the end of the school year. Tutoring in nearby schools is one alternative for this course.  
SENIOR PROJECT (Full Year)
Grade 12 
Prerequisite(s): Approval of faculty sponsor and review committee and Keystone Exam Proficiency
Students interested in applying the skills and knowledge they have learned and developed through specific courses in the high school curriculum may elect this independent study type course for one or two semesters. Each Senior Project will be individually tailored to the abilities and interests of the student. The specific content, including a formal written proposal, will be developed by the student and a faculty sponsor who must be secured by the student and who will agree to assist and supervise the student on a regular basis. If the project is performed outside the school, release time may be granted up to ten periods per week; credit will be assigned on the basis of time devoted to the project. Regardless of the project location, no pay may be accepted by the student. Transportation in all cases will be the student's responsibility. All Senior Projects will be coordinated, monitored, and evaluated by the Career Coordinator. Proposals for Senior Projects will be reviewed by a staff committee and approved or disapproved prior to the end of the school year. Tutoring in nearby schools is one alternative for this course. 
© 2018. West Shore School District. All Rights Reserved.
School CMS Created by eSchoolView
Site Map
View text-based website