Work-Based Learning

Experiential | Independent Learning
Grade: 11-12
Credits: up to 3

Students may choose Work-Based Learning when they want to learn a trade or profession that needs an apprenticeship on the job. Work-Based Learning provides an opportunity to learn more about a career interest or field of study. In this form of independent learning, the focus is a job site in the community.
Students earn credit by writing a proposal, presenting the proposal to a panel of teachers, keeping a journal or log of their work, carrying out projects to demonstrate their learning, making a final presentation, and writing an essay. The number of projects and extent of written work vary depending on the amount of credit sought. To apply for Work-Based Learning, students must make a written request in the previous term. To learn more about this option, students should see their school counselor.


“Consider that the mind is capable of an endless growth.”—Asa Burton, one of the founders, urging citizens of Thetford to establish TA in 1819
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Our mission is to celebrate the unique worth of all students, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to fulfill their potential.