Cooperative Education Programs are available to students at PDHS. These programs combine in-school classroom learning and experiential learning at a related job placement giving the student opportunities to develop and extend knowledge and skills outside the classroom.
The in-school component involves integration activities and reflection on workplace experiences. The out-of-school component allows students an opportunity to experience first hand the training and skill requirements of a specific occupation. This program offers learning experiences that foster social development, preparation for employment and career exploration.
A 20 hour preplacement orientation program is required for all students who select Cooperative Education. Job readiness skills such as writing letters of application, resume writing and a formal job interview are an integral part of this unit.
Student progress is monitored on a regular basis by the teacher in charge of the Cooperative Education program to ensure that course expectations are being met and to evaluate student performance at the job site. Students are required to submit weekly assignments and reports as part of the ongoing evaluation.
In order to be registered in Co-Op, students must have either completed or be enrolled in the corresponding senior course.
Cooperative Education placements are available in the following subject areas:
GRADE 12 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION COURSES CANNOT BE USED AS ONE OF THE 6 COURSES REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS.