The Career Development Program is a half-day academic and experiential learning program for students in grades 9-12. This program is designed to introduce students to the world of work and assist them in satisfying the CDOS (Career Development Occupational Studies) credential requirements, as well as help them earn high school credits. The curriculum is built around 21st century leadership skills, which include communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Students will learn about customer service and use these skills during work-based learning experiences.
Key concepts are emphasized in the program's two subject areas: Retail and Foodservice Industry and Facilities and Grounds Maintenance. Applied Science, Consumer Mathematics, Health, Nutrition and Wellness and Career and Financial Management are also offered. Throughout the year, each career development student will have the opportunity to learn how to solve problems in everyday life and in their anticipated career.