Site: Alpha Park
ADMISSION/GUIDELINES: Counselor recommendation; Interview by instructor; Students must be 16 years old before start of new school year, must attend class every day of the school year, follow all guidelines of Mayfield City Schools; students and parents must sign a contract.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Career Based Intervention (CBI) program offered at Mayfield high school through Excel TECC, is designed to serve students 16 years of age or older. The program is aimed specifically at helping students become motivated toward education and exploring work experience. The CBI program is also designed to assist students who possess barriers to career and academic success. The program uses work-based learning experiences and gaining competencies to achieve a successful path to career options. CBI is based on the key principles of higher student expectations, studying the common curriculum of the school, providing authentic learning opportunities, having suppportive structures, and establishing a sense of belonging. Student must have a job outside the school day. Student will receive one credit for CBI related, up to three credits for work experience [180 work hours=1 credit] and up to five credits in virtual learning (computer-based learning) and/or traditional classroom model instruction. Credit recovery is an option for qualifying students. The main goal of CBI students in grades 10-12 is to be able to graduate and be able to learn employability skills, implement a career plan, and to participate in career assessment.