Welcome to the Career Based Intervention Program (CBIP)
Career Based Intervention is a program designed to help students to be successful in school, in the work force, and in life, while preparing a plan for after high school graduation. CBIP is a year-long elective course for which students may earn 1 credit or 3 credits, depending on their grade level, goals, and needs. CBIP is a selective program. Students must apply and qualify in order to be enrolled.
CBIP I (freshmen and sophomores)
Currently, freshmen and sophomore students take CBIP I for 1 credit and learn about study skills, career options, how to find and apply for jobs, what employers expect from quality employees, how to manage money, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. The freshmen and sophomores also gain valuable skills by planning and participating in monthly service-learning projects.
CBIP II (juniors and seniors)
Juniors and seniors have the option to take CBIP II for either 1 credit or 3 credits. If taking the course for 3 credits, students are in class for one period a day all year and are required to work at an approved job for a minimum of 15 hours per week. If taking the class for 1 credit, students are not required to work and are only enrolled in the classroom portion of the program. In addition to the skills listed above, the juniors and seniors spend a significant amount of time investigating possible career paths, learning about education and training options for after high school, and learning how to apply for financial aid to help pay for education and training after high school.
CBIP Intervention Services
Both CBIP I and II students receive extra support from the CBIP teacher with successfully transitioning from middle school to high school, monitoring success in other classes, maintaining regular attendance in school, making sure all requirements are being met for graduation, balancing school and work, solving work-related problems, and many other needs concerning being successful in school, in the workforce, and in life.
Students who are enrolled in the CBI program have the benefit of taking their English class with the CBIP teacher. This class focuses on communication skills. There are fewer students in the CBIP English class which allows for more individualized attention by a teacher who is already involved with the goals and needs of the students in the program. For the 2008-09 school year, CBIP English is only offered to seniors.
Ms. Tracy Kuntz is the CBIP teacher/coordinator for the 2008-09 school year. She has been working with school-to-career programs for 9 years and this is her 5th year teaching at CrestwoodLocalSchool. In addition to CBIP, Ms. Kuntz is licensed to teach English for grades 7-12 and is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in School Counseling at KentStateUniversity.
The CBIP I program is a cooperative education program. The student attends regular education classes and works at a training station during a scheduled lab time. The program emphasizes career exploration, preparation for the world of work, paid work experience and academic intervention in a non-traditional setting. Students receive high school credit for both the time spent on the job and the time spent in school. Students must be academically and/or economically disadvantaged and at-risk. Students must have instructor’s permission to enroll in this course. Students will receive 1 lab credit for work, 1 related credit. (Fee: $5)
Career Based Intervention Program (CBIP) II 1 year Grades 11, 12 3 credits
The CBI II program is a work-study program. The student goes to school part of the day and works at an on-the-job training station part of the day. Students receive high school credit for both the time spent on the job and the time spent in school. The program is intended for students who have had a difficult time with the regular school program. Students must be either academically or economically disadvantaged and at-risk. Students will receive 2 lab credits for work, 1 related classroom credit. Must have instructor permission to enroll in this course. See the guidance office for an application. (Fee: $10).
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