2023-24 Work-Based Learning Application

2023-2024 Work-Based Learning Application


After reading the WBL General Information scan the QR code below to apply:



Work-Based Learning

General Information
for the 2023-2024 School Year

What is Work-Based Learning?

Students in the WBL program graduate from high school with real-world work experience. They leave high school with an advantage: Office Certifications (Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint), armed with work skills and community service/volunteer experience, a professional resume and career portfolio, interviewing skills, and the ability to make clear, well thought out decisions about their career aspirations. In addition to work experience, leadership development, as well as career and college exploration, most of the WBL students receive multiple college acceptances and attend 2- and 4-year colleges and universities.  Our students have taken Honors and AP classes.  Additionally, each year there are several honor graduates that complete the program.  These students also actively participate in our nationally recognized Career and Technical Education Student Associations (DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, and SkillsUSA).

Students must:

  • Be Juniors and Seniors & at least 16 years old

  • Have an identified career goal

  • Provide your own dependable transportation to/from job site

  • Maintain good attendance record

  • Be on track to graduate

  • Take or have taken courses related to future employment with in the identified career area

  • All paid positions must meet requirements of minimum wage, overtime, child labor, equal pay and applicable tax withholding.

Please keep the following general information in mind before applying:

- You will need transportation available to leave campus.  Either you drive, or have a ride pick you up.  Staying on campus is not an option.

- You can have WBL on your schedule for 1-3 periods.  For every period of work-base you need to work a minimum of 7.5 hours per week.  For example a student with 2 periods of work-base needs to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. 

- If you do not have a job, start looking NOW!   It is not my responsibility to find you a job...please understand that your ability to find employment is your responsibility.  I will have from time to time paid or unpaid opportunities and will communicate those as they come.

- Understand that you do not have to obtain all your hours during your WBL period(s).  Your hours are calculated monthly.  You can obtain your hours in the evening or on the weekends.

- NO on-campus internships will be available (Ex. Office Aids, Teacher Assistants).

- You do have ASSIGNMENTS for WBL!  Your grade is based upon job performance, assignments and wage/hour reports.

- The first day of the semester, you will NOT leave campus early.  We will report to Room A2100/Mrs. Lester's during your WBL period(s) to discuss the program.  

If you have questions please see Mrs. Lester in Room A2100 or email her at [email protected]