Work-Based Learning

In Virginia, a high-quality work-based learning experience has been identified as a graduation requirement and a measure of accreditation. There are 3 requirements for an experience to meet this description:

  1. Related to student's career goals and interests
  2. Connected to a CTE course
  3. Performed in partnership with businesses and organizations

Overview of High-Quality Work-Based Learning in Virginia

Frequently Asked Questions

How does NNPS deliver high-quality work-based learning?
NNPS provides students with access to high-quality work-based learning opportunities through Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, Special Education courses, and even through some of the academic core courses like 11th grade English and Social Studies. Work-based learning is designed to meet the needs of students and their families, while also developing the local workforce.

Who should I contact to get connected with a high-quality work-based learning experience?
Start by asking your CTE teacher or Professional School Counselor how you can connect. If you are unsure where to find the CTE teachers in your building, speak with someone in the School Counseling department.

Are all students eligible to participate in high-quality work-based learning?
Students can participate in high-quality work-based learning experiences as early as the 6th grade. Ask your Professional School Counselor which courses you can take to participate. If you need assistance accessing opportunities please contact the NNPS CTE Work-Based Learning Specialist.

Have more questions? Contact the NNPS CTE Work-Based Learning Specialist