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Service-learning is a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students: 1) participate in an organized service activity that meets identified on- and off-campus community needs and 2) reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of assisting others, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.  Students may earn up to 5 credits each quarter for 60 hours of placement and completion of assignments.  A log sheet must be kept.  

Supervisor: Dr. Brockman

 

Volunteering

Independent Volunteer/Service Learning

Prospect High School and Horizons School: Center for Independent Studies

 

Course Title: Volunteer/ Service Learning and/or Career Transitions

 

Course Summary:

 

This course is designed to provide students with a foundation of employability and life skills. Course content includes career development, resume writing, training/education research, problem-solving skills, dealing with conflict in the workplace, social skills, learning to learn, and how to successfully get a job and keep a job.   

 

 

Units and Requirements:

 

Activities

Title

Credits Awarded for Completion

1

Verification of Work Experience

5 units per 60 hours of volunteer work

with completed activities.  (Up to 20 units)

2

Work Reflections

3

Learning About Careers and Job Skills

4

Work Related Activities

 

       

 

Goals and purposes

 

This course is designed to provide adults with a foundation of employability and life skills. Course content includes career development, resume writing, training/education research, problem-solving skills, dealing with conflict in the workplace, social skills, learning to learn, and how to successfully get a job and keep a job.    

 

Evaluation procedures

 

The teacher of record will review and evaluate assignments as they are turned in.  Grades are based on appropriate completion of each activity.  Credits will be given based on hours completed and satisfactory written work. 

 

Credits

Students may earn 5 credits for every 60 hours of volunteer time and completion of class work per quarter.  A maximum of 20 credits may be received.  Each 60 hours of volunteer time should be with the same agency.