Careers & Personal Finance

Course: BU233SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

This course meets the graduation requirement for Careers.
In order to be able to function as a responsible citizen in the interrelated roles of wage earner and wage spender, students in this class will gain an understanding of topics related to employment and income; purchase of goods and services; and rights and responsibilities in the marketplace. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic money management skills that include budgeting know-how, debt management, property ownership, investing strategies, banking, housing, insurance needs, tax preparation, personal law, estate planning—all of which will help students to develop a lifetime financial plan.

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Pathways Exploration

Course: CT702SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimesters/.5 credit/ SA

Grade: 9

Prerequisites: None

Exploration of Career and Technical Education (CTE) helps students identify and evaluate personal goals, priorities, aptitudes, and interests with the goal of helping them make informed decisions about future CTE course choices. This course exposes students to various sources of information on career and training options and may also assist them in developing job search and employability skills.
This course will also cover school orientation providing students with an introduction to the culture of their school so that they understand staff expectations and the school’s structure and conventions.  Students will be introduced to several organizational and study skills appropriate for high school and college

Career Internship (Paid & Unpaid)
Course:
CT900SEL
Length & Credit: 30-65 hours/.5 credit/ EL
(Independent work outside school)
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: 16 years old
Paid and unpaid internships consist of completing the internship process of creating a resume, cover letter and interview with the College & Career Center Coordinator or Regional EDCO Internship Coordinator. This experience will integrate work site experiences with academic learning and career development. It is an opportunity to gain employment skills while connecting work with learning at school. Internship duties usually will be planned specifically to ensure work-based learning is meaningful. It involves a contract between the student, employer and the school.

Work Experience (Paid & Unpaid)
Course:
CT906SEL
Length & Credit: 120 hours/.5 credit/ EL
(Independent work outside school)
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: 16 years old
Work experience consists of a pre-existing student job that integrates work site experiences with academic learning and career development. It is an opportunity to gain employment skills while connecting work with learning at school. To qualify as a school-to-work experience, duties of employed students usually must be planned specifically to ensure work-based learning is meaningful. It involves a contract between the student, employer and the school. Students must provide a copy of pay stubs showing hours completed and all withholding taxes. Maximum 2.0 credits per high school career may be earned.

Community Mentor

Course: MD332SEL

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ .5 EL

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Adapted PE Mentor, Instructor Approval and Application Process

Community Mentor is for students who have a passion for helping others with special needs. As a mentor you will be working with elementary students with special needs, supporting them in their daily school activities at their elementary school. This class is offered 2nd-5th period as well as a 6th period option and does require transportation to and from.


Specialized Peer Tutor

Course: SA914SEL

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ .5 EL or no credit volunteer hours

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12 (10 instructor approval)

Prerequisites: Application process

Students in this course tutor and teach others the skills they need to be successful in various content areas, such as English Language Arts and Math. Students receive training in organization, test-taking strategies, tutoring strategies, then apply their skills directly to those in need; earn certification as a Ridgeview High School Tutor. This course is ideal for students interested in a career in teaching, coaching, or who enjoy helping others. Students can choose to earn credit for the course, or earn service hours for clubs such as National Honors Society. Those activities may include PE, Music and Computer Programming.

CTE Mentorship Business 1, 2, 3, 4
Course:
 CT321SEL, CT322SEL, CT323SEL, CT324SEL
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ EL
Grade(s): 12
Prerequisites: Teacher Approval
This course gives students who have successfully completed one or more of the business classes at Ridgeview (Marketing, Personal Finance, Business Math, etc) the opportunity to return to the classroom as a mentor in these classes.  Mentor students will help other students successfully complete the course through one on one assistance, individual and group instruction, coaching, collaboration, and evaluation.
Students will learn beginning techniques in mentorship, and apply what they learn to teaching and coaching other students towards successful completion of the introductory course.
Teacher approval is required.

CTE Mentorship: Computer Science 1,2,3,4
Course:
CT353SEL, CT354SEL, CT355SEL, CT356SEL
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisites: Teacher Approval
This course gives students who have successfully completed one or more computer science classes at Ridgeview the opportunity to return to the classroom as a mentor in these classes.  Mentor students will help other students successfully complete the course through one on one assistance, individual and group instruction, coaching, collaboration, and evaluation. Students will learn beginning techniques in mentorship, and apply what they learn to teaching and coaching other students towards successful completion of the introductory course. Teacher approval is required.

CTE Mentorship Culinary 1, 2, 3, 4
Course:
 CT329SEL, CT330SEL, CT331SEL, CT332SEL
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisites: Teacher Approval
This course gives students who have successfully completed one or more of the culinary classes at Ridgeview the opportunity to return to the classroom as a mentor in these classes.  Mentor students will help other students successfully complete the course through one on one assistance, individual and group instruction, coaching, collaboration, and evaluation.

Students will learn beginning techniques in mentorship, and apply what they learn to teaching and coaching other students towards successful completion of the introductory course.

Teacher approval is required.

CTE Mentorship: Design Technology 1, 2, 3, 4
Course:
 CT767SEL,  CT768SEL,  CT769SEL,  CT770SEL
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA
Grade(s):  11, 12
Prerequisites: Teacher Approval
This course gives students who have successfully completed one or more of the introductory technology, engineering or design classes at Ridgeview (CAD, Robotics, Computer Programming, etc) the opportunity to return to the classroom as a mentor in these classes.  Mentor students will help other students successfully complete the course through one on one assistance, individual and group instruction, coaching, collaboration, and evaluation.
Students will learn beginning techniques in mentorship, and apply what they learn to teaching and coaching other students towards successful completion of the introductory course.
Teacher approval is required.

CTE Mentorship Health Occupations 1,2,3,4
Course:
CT357SEL, CT358SEL, CT359SEL, CT360SEL
Length & Credit:
 1 trimester/.5 credit/ Elective
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisites: Teacher Approval
This course gives students who have successfully completed one or more of the tv production classes at Ridgeview the opportunity to return to the classroom as a mentor in these classes.  Mentor students will help other students successfully complete the course through one on one assistance, individual and group instruction, coaching, collaboration, and evaluation.
Students will learn beginning techniques in mentorship, and apply what they learn to teaching and coaching other students towards successful completion of the introductory course.
Teacher approval is required.

CTE Mentorship TV Production 1, 2, 3, 4
Course:
 CT325SEL, CT326SEL, CT327SEL, CT328SEL
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ Elective
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisites: Teacher Approval
This course gives students who have successfully completed one or more of the tv production classes at Ridgeview the opportunity to return to the classroom as a mentor in these classes.  Mentor students will help other students successfully complete the course through one on one assistance, individual and group instruction, coaching, collaboration, and evaluation.
Students will learn beginning techniques in mentorship, and apply what they learn to teaching and coaching other students towards successful completion of the introductory course.
Teacher approval is required.