Cooperative Education (Co-op) is a program that allows Grade 11 and 12 students to earn credits upon completion of a work placement in the community. The in-school portion and the work placement allow students to gain valuable learning experiences that help prepare them for post-secondary life, at college or university, apprenticeship training or direct entry to the workplace. Co-op placements are arranged by the Co-op teachers and follow Ministry of Education Policies. Co-op students are ambassadors of Rockland District High School in the community and thus placement in Co-op is at the discretion of the administration and Co-op teachers.
Co-op gives students the opportunity to:
· “try out” a career of interest;
· gain valuable work experience to help build their resume;
· develop essential skills and work habits;
· experience authentic learning outside a traditional classroom setting.
COOP 42 Cooperative Education (2 credits)
COOP 42 is a two credit cooperative education course for students who are taking Co-op for the second year. Students will attend regular classes for half of each day and then will have Co-op for the other half of the day. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange travel to and from school and their work placement.
COOP 44 Cooperative Education (4 credits)COOP 44 is a four credit cooperative education course for students who are taking Co-op for the second year. This course allows students to be in the workplace for the entire day for one semester. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for travel to their work place.