Tuesday, July 16, 2013

St. Martin De Porres Partnership

The Corporate Work Study Program is also an integral component of the mission of Saint Martin De Porres High School, which is to transform urban Cleveland one student at a time. The workplace learning that each student experiences is an integral part of his or her development as a scholar, as a professional, and as a person. Students work in job-sharing teams of four to cover a standard business week, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., annually from Labor Day through the third week in June. The academic schedules are structured so that students are available to work without missing a class. This relevant work experience not only provides students with the opportunity to contribute financially to their education, but it reinforces in them the thinking strategies and lifelong learning behaviors emphasized in the classroom. The workplace experience allows students to apply and make connections from the classroom to the world of work.  This unique combination of classroom learning and workplace learning prepares students for success in high school, in college, and in the years to come.