Course DescriptionThe work-based learning program (WBL) is designed to allow students to get experience in/exposure to various career fields, while simultaneously earning elective course credits. As part of the Work-Based Learning Program, students will leave campus early to go to work. In addition to working, students will learn career readiness skills, participate in classroom assignments, and attend career related activities (such as guest speakers, etc.). These assignments and activities are part of the student's WBL class requirements and class grade. Students will receive job performance evaluations from their manager and their WBL coordinator. These performance evaluations will become part of the student's grade, in their WBL class.Students are required to work at least 5 hours per week for each class period of school day they miss/are enrolled in WBL. For example, if a student leaves school for 6th and 7th period, they must work a minimum of 10 hours a week. Students will have to provide documentation of hours worked via check stub or a manager signed timesheet - weekly/bi-weekly.The application process for each year begins in January (of the year prior to enrollment) and ends at the end of April, so student's schedules can be arranged. Applications can be found on the WBL link on our school website. The application process consists of teacher recommendations and an interview (both with Mrs. Long & prospective employer).
The submission of an application DOES NOT GUARANTEE acceptance into the Duluth High School Work-Based Learning Program. If you have any questions, please contact: Sheri.Long@gcpsk12.org
Prospective Student Documents
All required forms are located on eClass. You can access these forms by clicking here.
Advisory Board Documents
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Sheri Long
Work Based Learning Coordinator