Work Experience

Our mission is for all of our students to be college and/or career ready upon graduation. Work-study experience can cultivate a strong network of professional relationships that will benefit students for a lifetime. Seniors in good academic standing along with Juniors at Tarrant High School will have the opportunity to explore career possibilities under the direction of adult leadership. Because most high school students have limited work experience and find employment in entry level positions, it’s imperative that they learn how to meet employer expectations. At Tarrant High School, we believe that a comprehensive work-study program designed to address each student’s individual career interest will eventually make our students more responsible employees as they enter the world of work.

Work-Study Activities

Students will need to complete one project per nine week term. Projects are special assignments designed for students to give service to their community and/or school as a result of their work experience. For example, a special project for a work-study student could be participating in the school’s annual career and college day as a company representative in order to highlight the company’s service or business while exposing others to the work-study program.

The term #2 project sheet is due to Mr. McKay on or before December 3, 2013.
The term #3 project sheet is due to Mr. McKay on or before February 26, 2014.
The term #4 project sheet is due to Mr. McKay on or before April 23, 2014.

Students who have work-study are required to spend a minimum of 4 hours per 5 day week at the work-study site. Students will arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. on the particular day of work.

Grading Policy

Grades are based on a point system. Students will receive grades on written work as well as a performance grade based on work-study supervisor’s evaluations. The number of points that a student accumulates is divided by the total number of points available. This yields a percentage grade. The percentage grade is converted into a letter grade. Grades are determined by combining points from supervisor evaluations, signed contract submission, and term project assignments.

We look forward to seeing you at the work-study orientation and will be happy to answer any questions.

Discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, religious belief, disability, national origin, or ethnic group shall be prohibited in all education programs and activities at Tarrant City Schools. The District’s Compliance Coordinator is Andrew Smith.