Coop program—Coop students must be paid and must take Advanced Computer and Technology Applications
Business Cooperative Education Guidelines
For Adair County High School
A student shall be a senior and may obtain up to 1.5 credits in the Business Co-operative Education Program. In conjunction with the Co-op program, a student must complete Advanced Computer Applications during the senior year along with his or her Cooperative Education work.
Before applying as a Business Cooperative Education student, one must have completed the following:
- Two Business courses prior to admission; or
- At least one Business Course and one Information Technology course prior to admission
- If students have not completed any business courses, they need not apply
Notice: It is strongly recommended, that any student taking courses in Information Technology, or is an IT major; should work in the field of Information Technology while completing his/her co-op work program.
Notice: It is strongly recommended that any student taking courses in Business Education, or is an Administrative Support Services Major; should conduct his/her co-op experience in an office environment.
In order to be considered for the program, the following forms must be on file with Ms. Rainwater:
- Termination Agreement Form
- Co-op Employer Information Form
- Training Plan
- Permission To Leave School Form
- Vehicle Insurance & License form
- Employer Criminal Record Check
A Cooperative Education student that misses a day of school, but chooses to attend work, will not be allowed to count the hours worked for that day. Students must attend school to obtain work credit. Any student signing out before the end of 4th period will not be allowed to count work hours for that day. Each student must have a minimum of 10 hours of work each week and no more than allowed by the Federal Child Labor Laws.
Cooperative Education Program Objectives
- Students will develop a greater understanding of their academic and career interest
- Students will develop interpersonal and professional skills that allow for successful workforce transition
- Students will improve their ability to work with others
- Students will improve their verbal and written communication skills
- Students will develop improved analysis, problem solving and decision–making skills
- Students will learn organizational structure, behavior and function
STUDENTS MUST PHONE MS. RAINWATER BEFORE 10:00 AM WHEN NOT AT SCHOOL.
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