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Work-Based Learning (Co-Op)

July 30, 2020 kjohnson10 Blog

Work-Based Learning provides students with educational opportunities that typically cannot be replicated in the classroom.  Work-based experiences are designed to connect information learned in the classroom with skills obtained in an occupational setting as an apprentice or intern. Work-based learning promotes improved skills, higher efficiency and the availability of a better-trained labor pool that encourages business growth and productivity. Well-managed work-based learning experiences build confidence in the school system and have benefits for the student, employer, mentor, school, and community.

Teacher Coordinators

Mrs. Anita Kinsey – Room B107

Mrs. Kristy Johnson – Room B108

Student Requirements

  • All 11th and 12th grade students interested in taking Co-Op during 3rd and/or 4th block must have the required application completed and turned in ASAP.  Applications can be emailed to one of the coordinators below or faxed to 256-543-4251.  Students who need to turn in a paper application, will need to email one of the coordinators to make arrangements for delivery and/or pick-up.
  • Teacher Referrals Do Not Have To Be Completed At This Time.

Co-Op Application

  • All students are required to have dependable transportation and a place of employment (internship or apprenticeship).
  • Have good conduct and attendance on record at GCHS.
  • Please email a coordinator if you have any questions.
    • akinsey@gadsdencityschools.org
    • kjohnson10@gadsdencityschools.org
  • An information sheet is attached to explain how Work Based Learning/ Co-Op students earn their grade.

WBLCo-Op Information

*Google Classroom codes will be provided by a coordinator. Please check your school email for an invitation to join the Work-Based Learning Google Classroom group.