Cooperative Education provides students learning experiences in local businesses as paid employees. The program combines classroom instruction with job learning experiences consistent with a student’s occupational objectives.
Cooperative education students attend classes at their home school for one-half day and leave to participate in a paid work experience three days a week and related classroom instruction two days a week. The students receive grades and credits (6) for these activities. Students must have a career goal, acceptable attendance, have displayed traits that demonstrate employability, and have reliable transportation.
This program is available to all seniors. As preparation for the ICE program it is suggested that students complete one year of a Blue River Career Program class or specialized training at their high school. Students should also take high school classes that develop skills that may lead to entry level employment.