Hello Stockton High School Community,
I am Mr. Garcia teaching work experience for the students here on our campus. I have sixteen years of teaching experience having taught every grade from 6th grade up to 12th grade as a self-contained multiple subject teacher to teaching Spanish and now Work Experience. Work experience is an element of our district’s goal to prepare our students for college and careers after high school.
As a work experience teacher, I am tasked with providing for our students the necessary documentation, [work permit] for those that are under the age of eighteen to work while still full-time students. This involves verifying the job is at a legitimate place, is safe and both employers and students understand the rights minors have at the workplace. Students have to have at least a 2.0 GPA and have good standing with their attendance as well as their behavior.
Those 18 years of age or older may work without a work permit but may still benefit from joining the Work Experience class in which a student can earn school credit, 5 units for 90 hours of work per semester and as many as 10 units for 180 hours worked in a semester. Students may also enjoy the benefits noted above for regular work experience students. These students have to meet with me at least once a week, in person or virtually via a Google Meet and turn in weekly assignments.