Transcript Credit for Part Time Job
Schedule your teenagers to earn high school transcript credit for their part time jobs. Home school teenagers between ninth and twelfth grades may earn transcript elective credit under the course title, Career and Technology. The course content and title are based on the actual job requirements. Most students work in entry-level skill jobs, such as fast food establishments, construction, agriculture, lawn maintenance, pet sitting, babysitting, painting, house cleaning, etc. The course title will be determined by the tasks associated with the part time job. Thus, the transcript name of the course can be simply, Career Technology or Basic Construction Skills, Domestic Service Skills, Lawn Maintenance Skills, Landscape Skills, Culinary Skills, Construction Skills, etc. This is the same concept used by regular public schools which allow students to earn ½ credit per semester (up to a total of three credits during high school) by being employed for at least four hours daily for 16 school weeks (or two hours daily for 32 weeks or an accumulative total of 320 work hours for each ½ credit). The employer (parent or other person), keeps a portfolio in which is recorded description of various job tasks, and pertinent tools and skills experienced by the student. The student should also keep a journal in which are described assignments, tasks, desired outcomes, plus skills and tools required. The student should prepare a photo story of each assigned project and final products, such as bookcase, balance sheet, agriculture crop, rebuilt engine, inventory system, etc. The student employee should also keep a written journal of his or her employment experiences. Maintain a record of periodic grades, and a final grade and transcript credit. The course title should be entered on the Academic Record (Transcript) as an elective.
This concept is provided by Ronald E. Johnson, C.Ph.D., President of Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum (www.pacworks.com). You may correspond with Dr. Johnson at Learn@pacworks.com.