Career Education

The CAREER EDUCATION Program is available to all students and is designed to help them with the transition from high school to the next step in their career ladder. Although most students will go to college or trade school after completing high school, all students will someday have a job.

Through the Career Education Program students can learn how to make their school-to-work transition through a variety of resources and programs. Several examples are:

  • individual career counseling
  • formal and informal career interest and career aptitude assessments
  • assistance in preparing for job interviews and with writing resumes
  • computerized career and/or college searches
  • Career Day Programs
  • visits to colleges, trade, and technical schools
  • part‑time work while in high school
  • career internships
  • volunteer community service opportunities
  • career speakers
  • Work Experience Program
  • Summer Jobs Fair
  • career related field trips
  • college reference materials (videos, DVDs, applications, viewbooks, catalogs).

In conjunction with the High School Guidance Department, the Career Education office is the liaison between M-W HS and the OU BOCES CTE (Career and Technical Education) Center, as well as with all military recruiters.

Community Service                                                                                       Credit*

Students may earn up to 1 credit for volunteer work that directly helps the local community. Students in community service must be supervised by an adult who will attest to the hours provided. Students may, if they wish, apply their community service hours toward completion of the Comprehensive Diploma.

* Credit for Work Experience, Internships and Community Service is awarded based on logged hours:

  • 300 hours = 1 credit
  • 150 hours = 1/2 credit
  • 75 hours = 1/4 credit.