Career Choices

Earn Credit for having a Job.  The Career Choices and Work Site Learning program at Stanwood High School facilitates students in the learning of how to obtain and maintain a job.  Students can explore career opportunities and develop skills in how to find, apply, and maintain a job.  Students can also earn credit for holding a job while attending school. 
Additionally courses with a  logo allow students to earn FREE college credits.

Please take a few minutes to explore our opportunities below.  

CAREER CHOICES CLASS 
Transcript Designation T   
Course Code:  WBL420
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE
Prerequisite:  None
Career Choices allows students to combine classroom learning with job experience. In the class, students research several career areas and define their appropriate career pathway. Students learn how to successfully seek and secure a job, how to write a resume, and how to interview and impress a prospective employer. The class stresses how attitude and responsibility help students become safe and appreciated workers at their job sites as well as responsible wage earners. Students in this class receive a letter grade.
During second semester, students will explore the financial side of working.  Using their career choices, they will learn about paychecks, spending plans, budgeting, and planning for the life style they choose.  During the year, students will have opportunities for leadership, including the Holiday Giving Tree programs, Career Leadership Program, and other events.
 
CAREER CHOICES WORK 
Transcript Designation T  
Course Code:  WBL421
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1-2 CTE
Prerequisite:  None
Requirement: Enrollment in Career Choices class to receive work credit or another CTE class
Only one school service position is allowed per student. Grading for all school service classes will be Pass/Fail only.
The student receives credit for being gainfully employed on a job. The student is eligible for one credit for working 360 hours (approximately 11 hours per week). The student may have release time for their job. The instructor/coordinator visits the job site and receives verbal and written feedback from the employer to help shape the student into a quality worker. It is expected that students will have a job or obtain one during the semester. Students in this class receive a Pass/Fail grade. Students must be 16 years old and have a job where taxes are taken out.

  
CAREER EXPLORATION OPPORTUNITIES
Course Code:  WBL380
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE
Prerequisite:  16 years of age and approval of the WBL Coordinator
CEO is a vocational program designed to give students an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills as they intern in the career area of interest at a local community business. The goal of the program is to help students learn specific job-related skills, awareness of the career pathway, develop marketable skills, good work habits and emphasize leadership skills in the form of communication, problem-solving and teamwork.
The instructor/coordinator/supervisor and student together develop individualized training plans for each student. The school requires prior approval from the student’s parents, the WBL Coordinator and the training station before a student is placed at their training station. Students are also required to attend monthly meetings on campus.
Opportunities have included working with local retailers to learn merchandising and sales; working with natural resource agencies on various programs. Students are encouraged to help design their individual experience.
Students are responsible for providing their own means of transportation. Students must show proof of medical and transportation insurance.
 
CAREER EXPLORATION OPPORTUNITIES IN EDUCATION
Course Code:  BUS385
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Length of Class:
Credit:  Year-Long
Prerequisite:  None
Students combine assignments that explore the career of teaching with hands on experience in a classroom.  Taken on an independent basis, students will meet with the class instructor a minimum of once per week.
Students are placed within a classroom in one of our District’s schools and will be mentored by an experienced teacher.  Hours of assignments and internship will total 90 hours per semester.