# CTE Resource Center - Verso - GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Work Focus Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Work Focus (8213/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8213
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–12

Pregnant and parenting adolescents enrolled in the Graduation, Reality, and Dual-role Skills Program (GRADS) with a work focus, will complete graduation requirements and concentrate on using effective communication skills, maintaining healthy relationships, demonstrating developmentally appropriate child-care skills, and managing interpersonal and family relationships. Students examine the legal rights of parents and guardians as well as how workplace factors affect families. In addition, emphasis is placed on applying employability skills and operating an early care center.

Note: GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Work Focus may be offered as a complement to an existing concentration sequence in any Career Cluster. In some instances, where noted, it may be combined with specific courses to create concentration sequences.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Human Services
    • Early Childhood Development and Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.