Work Experience Education-WEE

           

The WEE PROGRAM is part of a total educational process that: (1) helps students to choose a career path wisely;

(2) prepares them for full-time employment suitable for their abilities and interests; and (3) affords students the opportunity to learn to work with others in ways that are successful and rewarding. The WEE program uses the integrated efforts of teachers, counselors, students, parents, and employers to achieve the following purposes:

  • Link the academic core curriculum with the world of work and promote students' school-to-career transitions.
  • Help students develop skills, habits, and attitudes conducive to job success and personal growth.
  • Assist students in selecting careers and preparing realistically and wisely for the world of work.
  • Use the community's business-industrial complex as a career training laboratory to help the students develop a positive work ethic and acquire or refine work related skills and job performance in actual work settings

                                              
COURSE OFFERINGS


  BUSINESS MATH/WEE PROGRAM

Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1, Geometry, or Math 1A and Math 1B

Course Description: This two-part course is an elective for students who have completed two prior years of mathematics and plan to attend community college, become employed immediately after high school, and who are enrolled in the WEE Program (Work Experience Education). Students will cover “real-life” topics such as taxes, personal finance, purchasing, housing, insurance, transportation and investment. This course is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), California State Standards, Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), and the Achieve American Diploma Project  (ADP) mathematics standards.


WORK EXPERIENCE EDUCATION (WEE)

Grade Level: 10-12 Length: 1 semester (may be repeated up to 4 semesters)

UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

Prerequisite: Must be 15 years of age or older, and have legal employment. Charter School eligibility rules apply.

Career Technical Course Description: This two-part course is designed to develop desirable work habits, attitudes and occupational skills. The purpose is to provide students with opportunities for applying the basic skills of reading, writing, and computation through a combination of supervised employment in any occupation field and related classroom instruction. Students will complete a business math component that draws on basic math skills many employers require and is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), California State Standards, Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). The major emphasis of this course is to provide students with supervised part-time paid employment to assist them in developing desirable work habits and attitudes in real jobs. The part-time job held by a student need not be related to his or her occupational goal. Through this on-the-job experience, the student will learn how to work for and with other people.    





Comments