Work-Based Learning (Co-op)

Work-based Learning (Co-op)

In order to work as a co-op student, the basic guidelines are:

  • You MUST be a junior or senior on track for graduation.
  • You MUST have excellent school attendance and lack of tardies.
  • You MUST have previously completed a CTE course at GLHS or the Career Prep Center.
  • You MUST have an up-to-date EDP on file.
  • The position MUST relate to the CTE course AND the career pathway listed on your EDP.


Grand Ledge High School courses that fit co-op criteria:

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Intro to Business
  • Drafting
  • Parent/Child Development
  • Any Career Prep Center class

The position and workplace must meet the following criteria:

  • The workplace MUST have Worker's Disability Compesation, General Liability Insurance, and take out taxes from your pay (for paid positions).
  • The position needs to professional in nature and follow all labor laws
  • PAID co-op:
    • If you take two classes off per school day, you must average 15 hours per week.
    • If you take one class off per school day, you must average 10 hours per week.
    • Your working hours must be during the classes you take off from school at least 3 days per week.   
  • UNPAID co-op:
    • You MUST be working during your co-op scheduled class(es) every school day.
    • Your work responsibilities must rotate every 45 hours.

So far so good? See Ms. Algrim for more information!!!!