Knowledge & Employability
The purpose of Knowledge and Employability (K&E) courses are to help students:
- Develop essential concepts, skills, and attitudes in preparation for their role in the workplace, community and home.
- Obtain a sense of success and achievement in their learning experiences, thereby enhancing selfesteem.
- Develop entry-level job skills.
- Recognize the need for lifelong learning.
- Become responsible members of society.
K&E courses are designed for students who:
- Are 15 years of age or older as of September 1st of the current school year.
- Are experiencing difficulty learning in the regular program.
- May have an achievement lag of one or more years in core subjects: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies.
- May have low self-esteem due to past academic failure.
- Focus well on visual and kinesthetic (hands-on) learning.
How are K&E Courses Different From Other Courses?
- Each course concentrates on the basic skills essential to becoming responsible members of society.
- Instruction in any skills begins with reference to real-life applications. It is often this deliberate reinforcement in a practical area that enables students to understand more fully the need for academic knowledge as it applies to job success.
- There is an emphasis on appropriate teaching strategies to suit the unique learning needs of Knowledge and Employability students.
Learn more in the K&E Course Selection Guide.