30 Hour Work Experience

To meet Graduation Transitions requirements all students must complete 30 hours of volunteer service or paid employment. Work experience supports students in career development as well as their human and social development. This type of experiential learning increases the relevance of school by helping students connect what they learn in the classroom with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to be successful in both the workplace and larger community.

To complete graduation requirements students must document a minimum of 30 hours of work or volunteer service. Further information on this can be found in the Graduation Transitions Student Guide 2012-2013.

If the school assists students in arranging work placements or volunteer service, a signed Work Experience Agreement is required. This agreement sets out the terms of the work experience placement including:

  • name of employer
  • location of the work site
  • dates during which the student will be in the work placement

For student-arranged volunteer service or paid employment, the student must complete the Community Connections form in the Graduation Transitions Student Guide.