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Career Prep

SYLLABUS

Career Preparation 1 & 2

Career and Technology Department/Huntsville High School

 

 

Instructor:  Denise Carpenter                                                                                                       Phone936.435-6100 ext. 1632

 

Email:    dcarpenter@huntsville-isd.org

Conference Period: 5th Period 11:24-1:19

 

GRADES:     11-12                                                                                                                                    CREDIT         3 units

 

      
   
   

 

COURSE EXPECTATIONS (Curriculum)

 

Students receive general employability skills as a group and individual training that will address their job specific knowledge and skills.  Curriculum is designed to enhance communication and interpersonal skills. 

 

Career Preparation is work-based instruction.  To receive credit for this course (total 3 credits), the student must work 15 hours per week (at least 10 hours must be worked during the school week) at an approved training site.  The student must complete all related documentation (wage & hour reports, bring in check stubs, etc) and successfully master classroom instruction activities. If any one of these components is missing (example: student quit their job or student refused to do any classroom work), the student will not pass the six weeks. 

SCOPE AND SEQUENCE


  • Self-Assessment
  • Job Ethics
  • Economics/Money Management
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Taxes
  • Leadership
  • Career Exploration
  • Lifelong Learning

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

Students will demonstrate:

  • Interpersonal skills: how to build a positive self-image; how to make positive decisions
  • Effective communication skills
  • Workplace skills, practices and ethics
  • Career options
  • Academic and Technical skills for future education and employment
  • Legal considerations
  • Safety

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

  • Students are expected to be Respectful, Responsible, Courteous and Professional.  Teachers and fellow classmates should be treated the same as the customers you encounter at work. 
  • Students are also expected to follow all classroom policies and all HISD rules.
  • Compliance with the HISD Authorized Use Policy is mandatory.
 

Make up work procedures

 

  1. When you return from being absent, it is your responsibility to see me about any work that you may have missed.

 

  1. Class time is not intended as a make-up work period. When you return from an absence, you will be expected to stay on task with the current assignment. If you need to do make-up work, plan to use tutorial or another appropriate time.

GRADING

Six Weeks Grades will be based on the following

Major       50%

Daily        50%

 

Career Preparation class is graded on two parts—50% class work and 50% career work (on-the-job related responsibilities).

 

  • The class work consists of daily assignments and major assignments (including tests or projects).  One or more of the major assignments will be a 6-weeks test.

 

  • The career work consists of daily assignments (work journals).  Major grades from career work will consist pay verification (check stubs), daily time sheet turned in on time   In addition, the employer’s evaluation and responsibility grade—calling in when absent, papers turned in on time, hours worked, etc.

 

ATTENDANCE/ABSENCES

 

Attendance is a vital element of your education; whether school or on-the-job training. If you know ahead of time that you will be absent for an appointment, please notify your teacher in advance.  If you have a sudden illness and you know you will be absent, please call your teacher at 936-435-6100 ext. 1632 and leave a message.  Also, it is important that you notify your employer before 9:30 am. Also, please remember that if you are too ill to go to school, you are too ill to attend work.

MATERIALS NEEDED EACH DAY

  1. Writing supplies - paper, pen or pencil, highlighter
  2. Paper

 

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ATTENDANCE:

Attendance is very important.  Poor attendance usually results in poor or failing grades.  If you are absent, see me upon your return for any assignment(s)/test(s) missed.

 Late Work if Due to an Absence: Students shall be expected to make up assignments and tests after absences within according to HISD policies. 

COURSE RESOURCES:

All class resources are classroom sets. Therefore, it is very important to follow the above instructions in the event of any absence from this class.

Classroom Procedures

Beginning of Class – Come into the room quietly and respectfully.

Stay in your seat – If you need to get up for any reason, you must first ask for and receive permission.

Internet

  • The Internet is to be used for education purposes in the classroom, as determined by the teacher and/or an administrator.

 

Phone(s), Chromebook(s), and all other Electronic Device(s) Policy: We are very fortunate to have a computer lab setting for our classroom. All of the electronics that students will need to be successful in this class are already provided. Therefore, all phone(s), Chromebook(s), and all other electronic device(s) must be put away, unless instructed by the teacher.

Ear Buds Policy: Unless instructed by the teacher, all earbuds must be put away.

On test days all students need to put their electronic devices in the “cubby” (a clear shoe holder at the front of the room), until the last test has been turned into the teacher. Once the last test has been turned in, the students are welcome to get their electronics back from the “cubby” area.

Consequences for not following the above Phone(s), Chromebook(s), and all other Electronic Device(s) Policy:

If the student chooses to not follow Phone(s), Chromebook(s), and all other Electronic Device(s) Policy, each instance will be notated in the following manner:

  1. First occurrence – I will redirect the student by asking them to put the device(s) away. If they comply, only documentation will occur. However, if they refuse I will call an Assistant Principal to collect the device(s), and at this point it would be a write-up, so please keep it put away.                                                                        
  2. Second occurrence – I will redirect the student by asking them to put their device(s) in the “cubby” and they may get it back at the end of the period. However, if they                              Continued   

                                                                                                                                                                      refuse I will call an Assistant Principal to collect the device(s), and at this point it would be a write-up, so please put it in the “cubby”. I will also email their parent/guardian to make them aware of the situation.

  1. Third occurrence - I will redirect the student by asking them to put their device(s) in the “cubby” and they may get it back at the end of the period. However, if they refuse I will call an Assistant Principal to collect the device(s), and at this point it would be a write-up, so please put it in the “cubby”. I will also email and call their parent/guardian to make them aware of the situation.
  2. Fourth occurrence – Write-up.  I will then email and call their parent/guardian to make them aware of the situation.

 

Be careful – This counts for the whole six-weeks and may occur multiple times!

 

Note: If a student goes through all four occurrences in one day or before the end of the six-weeks the whole process starts all over again. Therefore, if a student does not comply with the school, classroom rules and policies they may be written-up multiple times in a grading Six Week Period. Please follow the Phone(s), Chromebook(s), and all other Electronic Device(s) Policy in order to assure this does not happen. Thank you!

Have a Great Day - While Learning!

 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:

ü Treat one another how you would like to be treated.

ü Be your best and do your best!

ü Failure is not an option!

ü Stay alert and productive at all times.

ü No food or drinks allowed open, in the classroom

Follow –

  • · All school, classroom and district rules

I have read and understand this Career Preparation Syllabus.

Student Signature/Date                                               Parent Signature/Date

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