Welcome to Structured Learning!
“Structured learning experience (SLE)” means experiential, supervised, in-depth learning experiences that are designed to offer students the opportunity to more fully explore career interests within one or more of the Career Clusters, as described in N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3.2, Career education and counseling. SLEs are designed as rigorous activities that are integrated into the curriculum and that provide students with opportunities to demonstrate and apply a high level of academic attainment; develop career goals; and develop personal/social goals.
All of our full-time academy students must complete an SLE in order to graduate and they may begin the summer between their junior and senior years . Each student must pursue an SLE which is mentored by a professional with credentials/skills/etc. related to that student's academy. The experience can be paid (preferred by our students of course!) or unpaid, a shadowing experience, or something hands-on. As Structured Learning Coordinators who oversee the SLE program, Melissa Sevola or Pete Bedell conduct an initial site visit and periodic site visits to see the students "in action" multiple times during their SLEs. After looking over the information available in Forms and Documents as well as information about the applicable academy programs at the district site, please let me know if you have any questions.
Share-time 12th grade students are given the opportunity to get involved in an on-the-job work experience as part of their senior year education experience. These students are those who are recommended by their instructors who determine that the students are ready to go out to the world of work in place of attending classroom training 1-4 days each week. The typical student will be required to attend their home school sending district high school, for either the morning or afternoon session, where they will complete high school academic requirements for graduation. The other half of the day is spent at Morris County School of Technology or at a specific work site.