Career Study (Class of 2020)

The PAHS Career Study Program is an optional program for senior students in good academic standing. The program will run May 18- June 4, 2020. The program provides an opportunity for students to explore a potential career area and enjoy a work place experience. Students leave school the last three (3) weeks before graduation to participate in a program of observation and/or hands-on experience guided by a community sponsor. No credit or grade is earned.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be passing ALL classes and be on track to graduate at the end of the 3rd marking period (March 20, 2020).
  • Students must have satisfactory attendance. Students can not have more than 15 days absent during the senior year as of the end of the 3rd marking period, which is March 20, 2020. (School functions do not count towards the 15 limit.)
  • Students must not have any serious discipline/behavior referrals.


  • Students must complete the Career Study Application and obtain all required signatures.
  • Completed applications are due to the Counseling Office March 20, 2020 for final approval.
  • Administration will evaluate each student’s participation and reserves the right to withdraw the Career Study Program privilege at any time during the process.

Site Placement & Program Guidelines

  • Students (with parental assistance) are to obtain their own job placements.
  • Students can search for places on their own or use the Career Study Database.
  • Parents/families may not sponsor their own child/relative at a family run business and parents/guardians cannot be a site supervisor in a corporate setting.
  • Students must provide their own transportation to/from their site placements. PAHS will not provide transportation.
  • Students must complete 30 hours/week at the placement location.
  • Students must not be paid for their experience.
  • Students will be required to attend a mandatory Career Study Program Conclusion Meeting on Friday, June 5th.
    • Students must submit a verification time log and journal during this time and will discuss their experience in peer groups.

Final Exams: Students participating in the career study program will take final exams May 12th-May 15th.  

Community Sponsors Database: students can use this database for placement suggestions if needed.

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