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Student Testimonials
I have been in the health Occupations classes for two years now. From my experiences, I have learned that I wanted to become a physical therapist. I have been on a couple of job shadows before but I never really knew what happened in emergency rooms and clinics. When I finally got the chance to go on a job shadow to a local physical therapy clinic, I found that I really enjoyed seeing what a physical therapist does. I used to want to be a surgeon but since I didn’t get to a chance to job shadow a surgeon, I changed my career path. Job shadows have a major impact on me so I know what to expect, and what there is to do.
by Andy C.
Employer Testimonials
It has been such a pleasure for me to have the opportunity to mentor these young ladies from Barbara Roberts. I have been so impressed, as I have gotten to know the girls, at their determination to succeed against difficult odds. I sincerely hope that whatever contribution that we are able to make will help them achieve the goals that they have set for their futures.
by Bonnie Beam, BJB Design

Service Learning & Volunteerism


SERVICE LEARNING offers an intensive learning experience for student volunteers in which they can “try on” various adult roles while providing vital services to the community.  It is a program that demands responsibility and commitment, and it challenges students to participate actively in, and contribute to, the welfare of the community.

DURING THE SERVICE LEARNING, the student focuses on a need in their community.  These experiences usually consist of 50-100 hours.  Students receive academic credit, and learning objectives are established and agreed upon by the student, community supervisor and the teacher.  Students will learn about the value of service.  This experience will help the students grow:  to see relationships between prior experiences and future action and to see how a single experience relates to a broader context.  With guidance, the students should see the effects of poverty and true human need on society and understand the impact of their service.


  • Meet performance and attendance criteria set by the school and the community agency.
  • Complete required assignments.
  • Contact the employer confirming service learning times, location, etc.
  • Obtain parental / staff permission to participate.
  • Arrange transportation to arrive and depart as scheduled.
  • Dress appropriately for the community site.
  • Arrive and depart as scheduled.
  • Notify the community supervisor of absences in advance.


  • Serve as host and identify the participating community site supervisor.
  • Conduct an interview with the student to confirm the service learning agreement.
  • Discuss education and training needed to perform within this occupational area.
  • Answer student questions.
  • Call the supervising teacher if problems arise with the service learning assignment.
  • Prepare student evaluations as requested.
  • Provide meaningful tasks for the student to perform.