The work-study program is open to any high school student who has an IEP (Individualized Educational Program). The student must be of working age (generally 16 or older) and able to obtain a work permit. Participating students can earn academic credit each semester, depending upon the number of hours they complete on the job. Employers and the work-study coordinator evaluate student performance, and give the students a grade every grading period. These grades become part of the students' GPA (grade point average). Students also have the opportunity to learn budgeting and banking skills, as they are required to save a percentage of each pay check.
In most cases, students seek and gain their own employment. Occasionally the work-study coordinator assists students in finding jobs.
For more information, please call the Tri-County Educational Service Center (330-345-6771) and ask for Work-Study.