• What is the Work-Based Learning program?

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    The Work-Based Learning Program (WBL) is a CTAE class that allows students to tranistion from school to work. This program helps students improve their employabililtiy skills while becoming more familiar with future career interests.
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  • Do I have to have a job to be in the program?

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    Yes. In order to be released from school every WBL student must hold a job that follows both State and Federal withholding guidelines. The job should be related to their career pathway or career interests. On many occassions the WBL Coordiinator will help place students in job settings to qualify them for participation in the WBL class. A student can check the job posting board periodlically for up-to-date job listings.
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  • Am I allowed to ride sharing with another student off campus as a WBL student?

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    No, due to liability issues a student must have his or her own transportation to and from school. The only consideration will be if a student has an approved relative that is able to transport them. Approval is based on case by case issues.
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  • How many blocks am I able to leave campus?

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    Depending on credits, amount of hours worked and scheduling a student may leave only one block as a junior and up to two blocks as a senior.
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  • Will I receive credits for being in the WBL class?

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    Yes, every WBL student will be given a grade. This grade will be based on onsite work visit, employer evaluations, required documents turned in by assigned due dates and required course work.
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  • Will I be visited at my jobsite?

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    Yes, every WBL student will be visited at least one time during a semester to verfiy that the student is employed and for the WBL and employer to evaluated the students on-the-job performance. The WBL Coordinator will also contact every employer by phone once a semester to receive updates on work performances.
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  • What happens if I become unemployed?

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    If a student becomes unemployed at any time they need to IMMEDIATELY contact the WBL Coordinator.
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  • Am I allowed to change jobs if presented with the opportunity?

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    Yes, a student may change jobs if presented with the opportunity as long as the WBL student follows the proper procedures established by the WBL Coordinator. Students must submit a two week notification to both the employer and WBL Coordinator before changing jobs.
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  • Will I ever have to stay on campus during the Internship section of the WBL program?

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    Yes, there will be work related activites, events, and meetings scheduled that will require all WBL students to return or remain on campus. There will be multiple dates for the WBL students to select to fit their schedule. Attending these activities, events, and meetings will be a part of the grading process.
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  • Do I have to have a Work Permit?

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    If a WBL student is a minor then they will need to submit a copy of their Work Permit Card to the WBL Coordinator.
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  • Can I work for a family member?

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    Yes, a WBL student can work for a relative and/or family-owned business as long as that business follows both State and Federal withholding requirements. A student may not work for a business that pays their employees under-the-table.
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  • What documentation needs to be submitted once accepted into the program?

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    All required documents needed for the WBL program can be found within the DOCUMENTS tab on the WBL Website. Weekly Productivity Reports must be submitted every week and evaluations will be submitted on certain due dates.
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  • How can I turn in required documents?

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    First and foremost, all documents should be handed to the WBL Coordinator. Other ways that documents can be turned in is by fax, placed in WBL box, put in students folder in the WBL filing cabinet. Documents should never be given to other teachers or students to turn in. All documents are included in the class grading procedures.
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  • What if I am absent from school but still have to work?

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    If a students school absentee is unexcused then they should not attend work. Proper documentation is required to be on file in order to have an absences excused. If a student fails to show up to school but attends work they will be in violation of WBL policies and disciplinary actions may be taken.
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  • How often do I post my work schedule?

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    Work schedules need to be posted weekly, as posting schedules in a part of the grading procedures for the WBL program. Schedules may be posted in several ways: faxed, emailed or by posting the schedule on the schedule board in the WBL classroom.
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  • What if I am asisgned a detention, ISS or OSS?

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    WBL students are encouraged to be role models both in the classroom and on the job. If a student is assigned a detention they should work cooperatively with the teacher to attend the agreed upon date. If a student is assigned ISS or OSS they need to follow the instructions by assigning adminstrator or WBL coordinator. If detention, ISS or OSS is excessive then a WBL student may have their early release revoked or they may have their schedule changed.
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  • Can I teacher require me to remain on campus during the WBL early release block?

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    Yes, the early release block of the WBL program is a priviledge not a right so any teacher or adminstrator can require a student to remain on campus.
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  • What is academic good standing and how does it relate to the WBL program?

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    A WBL student is required to remain in academic good standing in all their classes. Receiving an education is first and foremost. All WBL students must remain in academic good standing in order to leave campus. If a student is struggling in a class then that student may be required to remain on campus to make up or for study hall or their schedule may change in order to help keep them on track to graduate. All WBL student must keep at least a 2.5 GPA for each grading peiod. The WBL program promotes getting a good, solid education from Harris County High School which will help them to later obtain a better job and/or career.
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  • Can a WBL student be removed from the program?

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    Yes. The following are some reasons for immediate expulsion from the WBL program: forging signatures, not being in academic good standing, not providing required documents in a timely manner, being fired from a job, excessive absentees and/or tardies, excessive disciplinary issues, other reasons not limited to those listed.
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  • When can the WBL student leave campus?

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    Once the WBL student has turned in all required documents, paperwork, copies and has attended the required WBL Conference with their legal guardian, then and only then will the WBL student be excused to leave campus during their assigned block. *Make sure that all documentation is filled out completely with all information and signatures.*
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  • Does a job held by a WBL student need to be related to their Career Path?

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    Yes. Each student should have a job that relates in some way to their Career Pathway and they are required to have taken at least one CTAE class, referablly in that Pathway.
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  • What is the Georgia Work Ready Program?

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    The Work Ready Certificate is designed to validate the work readiness skills of the state’s available workforce. The Governor's Office of Workforce Development has set a general age minimum policy for Work Ready administrators to follow when proctoring.

    High school seniors are eligible to earn Work Ready Certificates during their senior year. Individuals who have not completed high school must be at least 18 years of age to earn a Work Ready Certificate or in an approved GED program, at least 17 years old and with approval of the adult education instructor.
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