The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) allows the student to work as a paid employee and earn credits toward a high school diploma and hours towards a trade ticket. Generally, students work for one complete semester. The schedule varies according to each student, family and employer’s time frame. The work completed effectively advances the student one year forward in their post-secondary endeavors. When the student graduates, he/she can immediately register for first year technical training and begin working on his/her second year hours.
Generally RAP is completed during the first summer of a Grade 10 year or one semester of the Grade 11 or 12 year. If the student plans well, all requirements for post-secondary entrance can be completed within the three-year high school period. If necessary, a fourth-year of high school is possible for completion of course work.
Work Experience means “off campus” experimental learning undertaken by a senior high student 15 years of age or older:
- as an integral part of a planned school program
- which is under the cooperative supervision of an off-campus coordinator and the employer’s on-site representative
- where the activity constitutes a separate course based on 25 hours per credit
Work Experience 15, 25 and 35 are three separate courses intended to be appropriate for students at the respective levels. Each course is based on 25 hours per credit and is available for 3 – 10 credits.
Work experience can be used to satisfy the 10 credit Grade 12 level subject requirement for a High School Diploma and will be facilitated via School of Alternative Education