Barrow County School System
Work-Based Learning Coord.
Work-Based Learning - Expectations
Expectations, Policies and Procedures
Work-Based Learning students are expected to excel in three major
work ethic areas: academic performance, school and workplace
behavior, and job performance. Students must maintain an overall
GPA of 80 or better. If a student is borderline to or actually failing a
class he/she must notify the work-based learning coordinator of
this situation (see academic probation policy below). Failure of notification could result in either loss of early release or attending a study skills session on Saturday. Students must demonstrate acceptable behavior at school and at the work site. Students are expected to follow the standards of behavior of the school as well as the job site. Students are expected to make all efforts to succeed on the job. Job expectations include: appropriate dress, time management, good attendance, getting along with co-workers, following instructions, treating supervisor with courtesy and respect, accepting constructive criticism, and asking questions when needed.
You must assume responsibility for regular attendance at school and at your work site. If you are absent from school you CANNOT go to work that day. You are required to call the work-based learning coordinator and your work site mentor by 10:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. If you know ahead of time that you will not be at school and work, you should notify the work-based learning coordinator and your work site mentor as soon as possible. There are exceptions to working on the day of an absence. Those exceptions are doctor's appointments, death in the family, or funeral. Coordinator should be notified ahead of time. Failure to call in, regardless of the reason, will result in points deducted from your monthly time sheet.
If the student's grade drops to a 70 or below in any subject, he/she is placed on academic probation. Early release privileges may be revoked until his/her grade has improved to a passing grade. Work-Based Learning coordinator, along with employer, will discuss the alternatives with the possibility of early release privileges being revoked and student being dismissed from Work-Based Learning program.
Dismissal from Work site:
Any student who is fired by his/her employer will in turn be dismissed from the work-based learning program. This will result in the student receiving no credit for the class. Alternate arrangements will be made to accommodate class time.
Application for Program:
For a student to be eligible to participate in the Work-Based Learning Program, they must complete an application that includes three teacher recommendations. Students must have an overall 'B' average to be eligible. In addition, students must have good attendance and behavior records, a career goal, and have taken or are taking courses related to their career goal and desired work site. Once students are accepted into the program, parents will be asked to attend an information session during which they will learn more about the program policies, get assignment packets, and have a chance to ask questions.
Training Agreement and Training Plan:
A training agreement between the student, a parent/guardian, the employer, and the Work-Based Learning coordinator is established, so that all parties will be aware of each person's responsibilities. This document must be on file at the school for students to participate. A training plan will be created by the employer and student to list the tasks the students will be involved in and responsible for while on the work site.
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