Work Experience Education(WEE) is a bridge between the classroom and the world of work. This course embraces all levels of competencies and academic achievements. All students including those with particular needs have the opportunity to strengthen the connection between school and work and to develop positive attitudes required for success. The Work Experience Teacher will counsel and determine which category is best suited for each student and assess job hour requirement for credit allotment. In addition to on-the-job work experience, students are requiired to attend a weekly Work Experience related instruction class at their school site, but since we are doing the Distance Learning all classes are done through Google Classroom with a Google Meet once a week. Students 16 years or older who are in grades 11-12 and who are employed at an approved "work for pay" job may be enrolled in Work Experience Education.
Earn Credits While You Work
- 16 - 18 years of age
- 11th or 12th grade
- Have and maintain a 2.0 GPA
- Distance Learning attendance in all classes - you must attend school regularly
- Must have a legal job
- Maintain employment/work for a full semester
- Meet weekly with WEE Teacher
- Complete weekly assignents
- Submit pay stubs to verify hours
- Work a minimum of 90 hours per semester
- If enrolled in two courses you must work a minimum of 180 hours per semester
- You can earn 5 to 10 credits per semester (90 hours worked =5 credits and 180 hours worked = 10 credits)
WEE students can work: (After attending a regular school day)
- A maximum of 8 hours per day on a non-school evening preceding a non-school day
- Until 10 p.m. on a school night
- Past 10 p.m. with prior permission*
- Until 12:30 a.m. on any evening preceding a non school day
- Up to 48 hours total per week
*Working past 10 p.m. on a school night requires prior permission of parent, Work Experience Teacher and employer (LC1391.1) Must have signed form on file.
WEE students can earn 5 to 10 credits per semester for a total of 20 credits per year.