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Work-Based Learning

Semester Course
 
Fulfills SSFUSD graduation requirement only
 
Prerequisite: Approval of work experience coordinator.
 
Career Technical Work Experience is for students who are working in a specific job placement pathway or internship. The course is an opportunity for the student to gain valuable paid work experience in their pathway field, while earning academic credit in high school. To be eligible, students must be in their junior or senior year and at least 16-years-old. Students can earn five or 10 credits based on number of hours employed, completion of work-related instruction, presentation of weekly time cards, and attendance at weekly student-teacher meetings. MBRFC
Semester Course
 
Fulfills SSFUSD graduation requirement only
 
Prerequisite: Approval of work experience coordinator, good attendance record, and minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
 
Exploratory Work Experience is a program designed to offer high school students academic credit for exploring different career fields through volunteering at non-profit community agencies in the South San Francisco area. For example, students may work with young children, explore elementary school teaching, help senior citizens, or develop clerical skills. Many of the positions where students can learn new skills are at nearby elementary schools and child care centers. Other work sites include the local Boys’ and Girls’ club, Army/Navy recruiting stations, city hall, public libraries, and senior citizen centers. MBRFC
 
Juniors and seniors at ECHS who participate in 80 or more hours of community service or volunteer work during the course of a semester will receive the following academic credit:
  • 80-159 hours of community service for one semester = 5 credits at ECHS
  • 160+ hours of community service for one semester = 10 credits at ECHS
Students must sign up for community service within the first three (3) weeks of the semester.
Semester Course
 
Fulfills SSFUSD graduation requirement only
 
Prerequisite: Approval of work experience coordinator.
 
Work Experience Education is on-the-job training that allows students to learn as they earn. The course emphasizes supervised work with pay for academic credit. Through the combined effort of school and community, students can discover through working their career interests and aptitudes. To be eligible, students must be in their junior or senior year and at least 16-years-old. Students can earn five or 10 credits based upon number of hours employed, completion of work related instruction, presentation of weekly time cards, and attendance at weekly student-teacher meetings. MBRFC
 
Students who work at least 10 or more hours a week may qualify to earn the following academic credit:
  • Average of 10 hours of work a week for one semester = 5 credits at ECHS
  • Average of 20 hours of work a week for one semester = 10 credits at ECHS