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Service Learning and Job Shadow Policy Information and Forms

Service Learning and Job Shadowing Policy Information and Forms

  Service Learning and Job Shadow Information for Students 
 
 Click to download the GLS Job Shadowing Approval and Reflection Form.
 
 Click to download the GLS Service Learning Approval and Reflection Form. These forms will be used to track Service Learning Hours.

Service Learning-

Service learning is a teaching method designed to involve students in authentic and meaningful service to their communities. Service learning makes connections between the classroom and the community and provides structured time for students to reflect on their service experiences. It is intended to instill a sense of civic responsibility by encouraging students to assess their impact on the community as active contributors to society. Students can engage in a variety of activities.


Beginning with the Class of 2018, students will be required to accumulate 60 hours of service learning prior to graduation.

  • By the end of Grade 5: 5 hours

  • By the end of Grade 8: 15 hours

  • Grades 9ā€“12: Students should complete 10 service hours per year for a total of 40 hours.  

  • Students who complete 50+ hours qualify for the Ohio Board of Education diploma certificate. *See Ohio Department of Education website for criteria.

  • Students may accrue hours and complete their graduation requirement at any time prior to the completion of 12th Grade.

 Key Points-
  • The Service Learning Policy is Board Adopted and required for Graduation.

  • Students will be able to earn the required Service Hours within the school setting through United Service Day and Student Organizations.  

Job Shadowing-

Job Shadowing is a teaching method designed to involve students in authentic and meaningful service to their communities while building workforce readiness skill sets in an area of interest.

Job shadowing learning makes connections between the classroom and career pathways and provides structured time for students to reflect on their interests, skills, and work experiences.

Job shadowing is intended to instill a sense of civic responsibility by encouraging students to commit to one or more of the three Eā€™s: enlistment, enrollment or employment. Students can engage in a variety of activities.

Beginning with the Class of 2018, GLS will require all students to shadow employees, or work directly with prospective employers or agencies, for eight (8) approved days prior to graduation.

  • By the end of grade 5: 2 days (A Ted-Ed Style Presentation on a specific career pathway and Career Expo days may substitute for 1 day)

  • By the end of grade 8: 2 days (A Ted-Ed Style Presentation on a specific career pathway may substitute for 1 day)

  • Grades 9ā€“12: 4 days, or 30 total shadowing hours.

     

    Key Points

    • The Job Shadowing Policy is Board Adopted and required for Graduation.

    • Students will be able to earn the required Job Shadowing Hours within the school setting through Manufacturing Day, Career Based Field Trips, Career Expo Days, LEGO League, and other clubs that will be created.

    • All hours will be documents at the elementary and be added to Naviance once students enter 6th grade. 
Graham Local Schools Job Shadowing Policy
Graham Local School Service Learning Policy