When students prepare for work with a Simulated Workplace Program, their day includes more than regular classwork, homework, and testing.
Students apply for the program in their Junior year and continue through graduation. They gain hands on experience in nursing, welding, and culinary arts as well as several other fields.
“As part of the Simulated Workplace, these students are building portfolios. It’s a very intense project, over their junior and senior years, so when they go to apply, they can present them as evidence of all the work they’ve done,” said Assisstant Principal Jason Marling. “Our certified nurses’ assistants program, those kids all take the certification exam once they’re done with their clinicals – the last two years, our passage rate has been 100 percent, and all of our kids have either been hired or gone on to college.”
When working in the program, students wear uniforms and punch in and out using a time clock.