TALBOT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
POLICY CODE 9.3
EASTON MD 21601
COMMUNITY-BASED EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES
I. The Board of Education, in full support of the School to Careers Opportunity Act of 1994, believes that all students should have the opportunity to experience meaningful educational opportunities through work experience or internship programs in the community.
II. Work Experience programs shall be operated and supervised for (1) students with disabilities, (2) Juniors and Seniors who are in the final phase of a State approved Career and Technology Completer Program, (3) students enrolled in a Career Research and Development Completer Program, or (4) students who have Principal’s permission to be released in order to work during the school day. All students must comply with program standards and requirements. Whenever possible and appropriate, work experiences will be consistent with the student’s 5 Year Career Plan.
III. Whenever possible and appropriate, actual work experience and internship opportunities will be part of career exploration programs and career and technical programs and consistent with the student’s 5 Year Career Plan. School to Career Specialists will develop cooperative programs through local businesses and industries.
IV. All students shall be encouraged to participate in work-based experience. Eligible Junior and Senior students will be placed in an appropriate work-based experience consistent with their Career Goals and 5 Year Career Plan. Students will be supervised and will be awarded credit upon successful completion of the program.
V. In all instances, programs offering work experience will be organized and conducted for the purpose of providing students with a valuable career preparation and training experiences. Federal and State requirements pertaining to the employment of minors will be observed, and Federal and State funded programs will meet Federal and State guidelines.