High School students may earn credits in Work Experience 15, 25, and 35. Typically, 5 credits are earned in each course for a total of 15 credits. 15 credits are the maximum number of WE credits which can be counted toward the diploma credit requirements. Each of the 3 courses has a cap of 10 credits, so although students can possibly earn a total of 30 credits in WE courses, only 15 of those credits will count toward their diploma. It is possible to earn 5 credits in WE 15 and 10 credits in WE 35.
To earn credits for Work Experience, students must find either a paid or a volunteer position. Their adult supervisor at that position must be willing to sign off on the hour sheet and complete evaluations of the student’s performance.
Students need to log a minimum of 75 hours to earn 3 credits in WE. With every additional 25 hours, students earn another credit.