COURSE CODE: 8213

GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Work Focus

SCED Code: 19906
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FCCLA

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 childcare skills, and managing interpersonal and family relationships. Students examine the legal rights of parents and guardians, as well as how workplace factors affect families. Emphasis is placed on applying employability skills and operating an early childhood learning environment. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Early Childhood Development and Services
  • Child Care Assistant/Worker
  • Nanny
  • Parent and Family Educator

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