Glossary


  • School-Based Enterprise

    ​Students develop a business model for designing, implementing, and sustaining a program or venture that involves the production of goods and services for sale or use by other groups. Similar to Problem-Based Learning and Competitions, School-Based Enterprises can involve students solving real-world challenges consistent with their personalized plan of study and identified in consultation with outside partners. School-Based Enterprises do not place students directly with employers, but instead enable students to use their institutional environment to pursue a venture. 

    School-Based Enterprises can be administered as a career preparation activity at the secondary and postsecondary education level.

    Prerequisites

    1. Education and Career Plan
    2. Workforce Readiness Assessment
    3. Meet expectations appropriate to grade level as defined by PSAE, ACT, Compass, Common Core assessments, and postsecondary admissions exams

    Assessments

    1. Observational Assessment
    2. Endorsement/Credential
  • Service Learning

    ​Students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service that is conducted in and meets the needs of a community while advancing a students' personalized education and career plan. Unlike volunteerism, service learning is integrated into and enhances the academic curriculum and strongly emphasizes structured reflection on learning.

    Service Learning can be administered as either a career awareness activity in the P-8 grades or as a career exploration activity at both the secondary and postsecondary education levels.

    Assessments

    1. Education and Career Plan
  • Site Visits

    ​Students are provided with a real-world bridge from classroom to industry by participating in a structured site visit to a company or organization. A site visit can be strengthened by providing student a hands-on experience. 

    Site Visits can be administered as either a career awareness activity in the P-8 grades or as a career exploration activity at the secondary education level.

    Assessments

    1. Education and Career Plan