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Instructor:  Mr. Appel

Office Number:  480-472-8217               e-mail:

Class Period on Student Schedule:  7th period – Work Experience Credit


Course Description:  Community Work Experience (CWE) is where students work in a part-time job in the community and receive credit toward graduation.  Job sites are individually tailored to help the student’s transition from a school worksite to training in a paid work site based upon the student’s IEP measurable post school goals.  Classroom time is minimal while the IEP Team obtains job sites and in the event job sites need to change or if students need job supports. Please note:  Students in CWE are only  in their workplace setting.  The students do not meet in the classroom during 7th period. The 7th period listed on your student’s schedule is there to enable us as a school to give your student work credit. Grades are given based on an evaluation done each quarter with the student’s employer and myself. Students must work a minimum of 128 hours during the semester to receive 1/2 credit. 


Course Objectives:

1.       To apply individual strengths, values, interests and preferences into a job site.

2.       To identify and outreach to outside agencies, adult service providers, and training/postsecondary education programs.

3.       To demonstrate an understanding of appropriate work ethics, socialization, and problem-solving strategies within the worksite.

4.       To help the student demonstrate appropriate work place relationships with their supervisor and co-workers.


Attendance:  Regular attendance is the key to your success in school and at the work site.  Students must follow the school attendance policy for the classroom portion and abide by the attendance policy of the individual worksite.  Your attendance at work and in school should be exemplary. By being placed in a job site in the community, it is imperative that you have great attendance because you are a representative of Red Mountain High School.


Evaluation Policy:  A point system will be used to determine your grade in this class and at the

workplace. The grading system is as follows: 

            A = 90-100%

            B = 80-89%

            C = 70-79%

            D = 60-69%

            F = 50-59%