Work Experience Class

Mission Hills High School

Spring 2020 Class # 33168

Why should I sign up for Work Experience?

The Covid-19 situation raises key questions for your internship/work experience class. Your job/internship may be suspended or your hours may be reduced. I am aware of this concern and am in communication with Palomar College who is exploring potential solutions. In the meantime, if your hours are reduced, please notify me as soon as possible.

Any volunteer hours will count!

San Diego Food Bank has said they need volunteers. https://sandiegofoodbank.org/volunteer/

Work Experience, also called Cooperative Education (CE 110, 3 Palomar College Units AND 5 MHHS elective credits) is an educational program available to students who are working while in high school. To earn credit in Work Experience, the student must meet the following requirements:


1. Adhere to all due dates of assignments & meetings as stated on the Student Class Schedule (given at Orientation of the class). Orientation will happen during lunch at SMHS a few weeks after the start of the fall semester. I will reach out to give students the information once everyone is enrolled.

2. With the cooperation of the job supervisor, accomplish measured progress toward predetermined learning objectives during the semester.

3. Work a total of 225 (Paid) or 180 (non-paid) hours for the semester (average 15 hours/week). All paid time (including paid vacations, holidays, and overtime) may be included. Hours must be completed within the dates of the class. Students will submit a monthly report of time worked and progress made on 3 "Learning Objectives" established with their job supervisor at the beginning of the class.

During the semester, Mrs. Montooth, the Work Experience Education instructor, will visit your place of business to discuss the program and the student's progress. The student-employee will receive a grade at the end of the semester based on the job supervisors evaluation of his/her performance in accomplishing the three "Learning Objectives".