Structured Learning Experience Program
Morris County Vocational School District
“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.
Full Time Academy Programs
All Full Time academy students must complete an SLE in order to graduate. 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 or unpaid, a shadowing experience, or something hands-on. Structured Learning Coordinators who oversee the SLE program, Pete Bedell and Angela D'Orsi, conduct an initial site visit to approve the worksite. They are also required to conduct periodic site visits to see the students "in action" 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 reach out to the coordinators with any questions.
Share Time Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs
Share-time 12th grade (second year) students are given the opportunity to get involved in an on-the-job work experience as part of their Career & Technical Education program. Students must be recommended by their instructors to be eligible for this experience. Once placement is approved, a student attends work in place of attending classroom training up to 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.
Please contact Pete Bedell, SLE Cooridnator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-627-4600 ext. 242 or Angela D'Orsi, SLE Coordinator: email@example.com or 973-627-4600 ext. 248