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Work Ethic Certification Available to Students

Work Ethic Poster

The importance of a good work ethic cannot be underestimated.

Realizing the significance of a Work Ethic Certificate, BCPS is joined by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana and the Kentucky National Guard in sponsoring this program for students in fourth grade through high school senior.

District Director of College and Career Readiness/Innovative Programs Lee Barger explained the Work Ethic Certification is a program students participate in to learn and obtain a set of skills necessary to succeed in the work place.

“The skill set the students learn in this program will help them in other future endeavors,” he said. “The five specific standards are – attendance, behavior, grades, giving back and getting involved, drug free and workplace ethic instruction program.”

     Elementary School Standards:

     Attendance – Obtain no more than 2 unexcused absences.

     Behavior – Incur zero behavior incidents listed in Infinite Campus.

     Grades – Student must have a score of Basic or above when using standards based report cards.

     Giving Back and Getting Involved – Participate in any two:

  1. School/Community Team/Individual Sport
  2. School/Community Extracurricular Activity
  3. Complete 10 hours of Community Service

     Workplace Ethic Instruction Program – Complete this program (Essential Skills taught in this program include but are not limited to Adaptability, Diligence, Initiative, Knowledge, Reliability, Remaining Drug Free, and Working Well with Others.

     Middle and High School Standards:

     Attendance – Obtain no more than 2unexcused absences

     Behavior – Incur zero behavior incidents listed in Infinite Campus

     Grades – No grades lower than a C on ma quarter, semester, or final report card

     Giving Back and Getting Involved – Participate in any two:

  1. School/Community Team/Individual Sport
  2. School/Community Extracurricular Activity
  3. Complete work-based learning experience such as co-op, internship, mentorship, service learning, and entrepreneurship.
  4. Complete 10 hours of community service.

     Drug Free – Participate in BCPS voluntary drug screening program and attain all negative drug test results.

     Workplace Ethics Instruction Program – Complete this program (Essential Skills taught in this program include but are not limited to Adaptability, Diligence, Initiative, Knowledge, Reliability, Remaining Drug Free, and Working Well with Others).

Seniors earning Work Ethic Certification will receive a seal on their high school diploma, a graduation cord, guaranteed participation in a job fair, and guaranteed interviews with participating Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce members.

Barger said fourth grade through high school juniors will also be recognized for successful program completion.

“These students will earn special recognition during school awards ceremonies and receive other benefits,” he said.

 For additional information, students should contact their respective school counselor.





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