Cooperative Education

  • Steps for completing required paperwork for OJT classes:

     

    Before a student is scheduled into an OJT class, he/she must complete the OJT Application, Student/Parent Agreement and Employer's Agreement and submit to Jody Alexander in D135.


    This application will be used by your OJT coordinator to determine if your current job qualifies you to take an OJT course (per Florida state law). No student will be approved for an OJT class without the completed paperwork.

    Keep in mind that you must

    • Work 5 hours per week for each OJT credit you are receiving.
    • Work for an employer who carries Workman's Comp Insurance. (You cannot be self-employed.)
    • Be supervised by a non-family member. 

     

    Once your job has been approved by Ms. Alexander, your guidance counselor will schedule you into the course. (If, for some reason, you are scheduled into the course and you have NOT completed the above application, it is YOUR responsibility to complete it immediately so your employment can be verified. Failure to do so, could result in your not receiving credit for the OJT class!) 

     

    Once you have OJT on your schedule, it is YOUR responsibility to meet with Ms. Alexander. She is most accessible before school in the student parking lot or on most days in her office, D135 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Ms. Alexander is your teacher for your OJT classes. Failure to meet with her within one week of being scheduled into OJT will result in you being removed from the OJT classes. 

     

    You are required to keep your time sheet up to date at all times (at least weekly). Time sheets are due at the end each quarter (before report cards). Those dates are posted on the OJT Time Sheet web page.

     

    Employer evaluations will be required twice each quarter (before interims and before report cards).


    ALL timesheets are to be completed using the provided Excel spreadsheet (NO handwritten timesheets will be accepted). This sheet automatically calculates all hours AND automatically includes all breaks required by law, depending on your age. Timesheets must be printed on the back of the Employer's Evaluation

    If you do not have access to a computer at home, you may use the computers in the media center before or after school.

    If you have home computer access but do not have Excel, you can complete the form at home, using your FREE Live@EDU account (provided to all MCPS students). Follow instructions provided to access your Live@EDU account.

     

    For questions, see Jody Alexander in D135, email her at Ms. Alexander, or call her at 671-4700, press 8 at the prompt.