Administrative Procedure 216
The Division supports and promotes Off-Campus Education opportunities for students to gain practical workplace experience while exploring career pathways.
integrate academic study and related work experience with co-operating employers or supervisors, enabling students to obtain high school credits.
Off-Campus Programs include:
- Career Internship 10
- Green Certificate
- Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
- Workplace Readiness Practicum
- Work Experience 15, 25, 35
- Work Study—job shadow, no credit
- The Off-Campus Education Program Agreement Contract (Form 216-1) between the employer or supervisor, parent, student and school outlines the expectations and responsibilities of each party.
- Principals shall ensure worksites are inspected yearly and approved before student use.
- Off-Campus Education programs shall be provided under the supervision of a certificated teacher who shall, under the authority of the Principal:
- ensure all Off-Campus Education students have completed the applicable prerequisite courses—HCS 3000 for Work Experience, RAP and Career Intern and AGR 3000 for Green Certificate;
- register Off-Campus worksites in accordance with Alberta Education requirements;
- obtain the consent of the parent, unless the student is deemed an independent student;
- specify learner outcomes, expectations and assessment criteria that are communicated to the student and the employer or supervisor;
- conduct evaluations and follow Alberta Education’s recommended visitor contact with student and employer—every 25 hours if a student is in a part-time Off-Campus experience and weekly if a student is in a full-time Off-Campus experience.
- Annually, the Principal shall review, sign and submit the Off-Campus Education Program Procedures Checklist (Form 216-2) to the Associate Superintendent of Supports for Students.
- Hours of work for senior high school Off-Campus Education shall, at minimum, align with the Employment Standards Code with limits placed on the time of day the shift occurs and the number of hours worked per day or week.
- Off-Campus Education shall take place between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., Monday to Sunday for students 15 years of age and over.
- Off-Campus Education Job Shadow shall take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday for students under the age of 15.
- Transportation to and from Off-Campus Education workstations and worksites shall be the sole responsibility of the student, parent or guardian. Therefore, a field trip permission form is not required.
- The Division assumes no responsibility for accidents or injuries.
- All Off-Campus Education coordinators shall successfully complete the Division training in relation to:
- inspecting and approving worksites; and
- Off-Campus Education and duty of care and due diligence considerations.
- The Principal shall submit an annual year-end report to the Associate Superintendent of Supports for Students, which will include program evaluations and recommendations.
Section 22, 20, 39, 54, 60, 61, 113 Education Act
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
Section 75 Employment Standards Code
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Labour Relations Act
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Worker’s Compensation Act
Student Record Regulation 225/2006
Guide to Education ECS to Grade 12
Off-Campus Education Handbook 2019
Last Updated February 2020