Community Based Learning (CBL) is a popular course at Montpelier High School that provides students a "learning-by-doing" experience, utilizing the community as an extension of the classroom. CBL students spend between 15 and 100 hours (typically 30 to 50) in a mini-internship with a community partner exploring an interest, vocational or avocational, in a community based setting. Along with regular participation at their community site, students meet regularly with their school advisor and their peers to reflect on their experience and the knowledge, understandings, and skills they are developing through it. Depending on the student’s and community partner’s schedules, a CBL experience can take place during and/or outside of the regular school day.
COURSE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:
Students will utilize their CBL experience to work towards answering the following questions:
- What can I learn about myself and others through actively involving myself in real world professional/community settings and experiences?
- What can I learn about my interests, skills, and aspirations through actively involving myself in real world professional/community settings and experiences?