Career Choices, Graphic Communications (Tech) and Tech Prep
Instructor: Brenda Diettrich Graphic Communications and Career Choices ClassesEvery student chooses a Learning Plan which includes a start date, a target date and a list of all the assignments the student needs to finish in order to complete the learning plan and earn credit. The credit amount for most CTE learning plans is .25 (1/4 credit) and should take about three weeks to complete.
Each Graphic Communications or Careers Choices learning plan is tailored to the student’s interests, current knowledge, and experience in a technology or careers area. Students are encouraged to explore, learn new skills and study future careers they are interested in researching.
Work Site Learning
Students who have a job and would like to receive credit for working must complete the Work Site Learning Plan. The work site learning plan is a .25 credit and must be finished in order to get credit for the student's working hours. Every 90 hours of employment equates to a .25 credit.
The Senior Portfolio is one of the
requirements for graduation from the Olympia School District. Students begin to develop their portfolio in
their freshman year. This compilation of
artifacts includes a variety of items such as a resume, a sample job
application, state test scores, a high school transcript, career research, college research, awards/honors and a variety of selections from their best high school
their senior year, students will present their portfolio as part of their
This class allows students to complete their senior portfolio and presentation with guidance and support in class.
Tech Prep (College Credit course)
Students can also earn college credit by taking tech prep classes. The current Tech Prep classes offered are: keyboarding (2 college credits), PowerPoint, (2 college credits) and Word (4 college credits).
Brenda Diettrich can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message in the office at 360-596-7900.
Careers and Tech Classes Currently offered:
Career Choices (many learning plan options)
Computer Hardware (an Avanti Business)
Work Site Leaning (for students who have jobs)
*Other Learning Plans by request
Tech Prep College Credit Classes
Digital Communication Tool (2 college credits, keyboarding)
Power Point (2 College Credits)
Word (4 College Credits)