Career-Related Learning at Toledo Jr/sr High
Students in Oregon schools are required to meet a career-related learning graduation requirement set by Oregon's Department of Education. The goal is to ensure that students are able to connect their classroom learning to real world experiences and situations.
To meet this requirement, each student must:
Develop an Education Plan and Profile
Demonstrate Extended Application through a collection of evidence (examples of extended application: classroom projects, internships, service learning, etc.)
Participate in Career-Related Learning Experiences (CRLEs) as outlined in their education plan (examples of CRLEs: career fairs, mock interviews, internships, structured work experience, job shadows, etc).
Demonstrate Career-Related Knowledge and Skills (personal management, problem solving, communication, team work, employment foundations, and career development). These skills will be developed throughout the curriculum, integrated with academic learning, and applied through career related learning experiences.
Teachers, counselors, and administrators will work with students throughout the year to provide guidance and support in meeting this requirement.
All students 7-12 maintain an Education Plan and Profile. At Toledo this is called the Boomer Plan and Profile (BAPP). The BAPP is a working document that helps guide students through high school and beyond. It provides them with a structured format for recording their academic and co-curricular accomplishments and for planning their transition from one grade to the next. Ultimately, it provides evidence to colleges and future employers that students have thoughtfully planned for and are prepared to transition to post-high school education and a career.
The BAPP Documents for all students:
Career-Related Planning, Skills and Experiences
Extended application experiences
Academic Preparation and Planning
School and Community Involvement
- Post-secondary Plans and Goals
All students take part in guide group activities throughout the year. A teacher is assigned to each guide group to act as their academic and career advisor. We have set aside 7 half days a year for guide groups to work on developing their BAPPs, engaging in Career-Related Learning Experiences, and completing extended application projects.
The Perkins grant is a federal funding source that supports Career Technical Education (CTE). CTE programs allow students to explore career areas of interest and build a set of skills that will help them transition to post-secondary education or a job in an area of interest. For the 2007-08 school year Toledo High 7-12 has a new CTE career pathway program: Construction Technology. Students have the opportunity to build skills in AutoCADD, welding, woodworking and construction. They may also earn an OSHA certificate through this program.
Toledo is planning to expand career pathway offerings in the areas of arts and communication-- such as video production, journalism and broadcasting.
Below you will find documents that support our Career-Related Learning program.