Case Studies

High School Experiential Learning Case Studies Matrix

Nineteen case studies from across Georgia and the United States demonstrate high-quality experiential learning opportunities for high school students. The matrix details the case studies, where they fall on the experiential learning continuum, the secret to their success, and why the approach matters.

  School-based experiences At business experiences Entrepreneurship Work-Based Learning Pre-apprenticeship Secret to Success Why it Matters
Academies of Nashville

X

        Experiences over multiple years to deepen learning Provides access to experiential learning aligned to career pathways for all students
Advanced Manufacturing and Business Academy 

X

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X

Programs aligned to the local workforce Students exposed to the diversity of jobs available in manufacturing
Boston Private Industry Council School-to-Career Initiatives   

X

 

X

  Dedicated infrastructure

and support staff for

long-term success
Provides valuable job-shadowing and work-based learning opportunities for

all public schools in the district
Brookwood High School Integrated Entrepreneurship     

X

    Integrating entrepreneurship across the curriculum Students learn the value of entrepreneurship
Central Education Center Dental Assisting Clinical Experience

X

        Partner with a local organization to help operate the clinic Provides students with real world experiences while giving back to

the community
Coffee County STEAM Internship      

X

  School system coordinator to manage the process and build business relationships Makes students aware of STEAM career opportunities in their rural community
Colorado CareerWise Apprenticeship        

X

Building a program based on Switzerland’s apprenticeship model Gives companies, across many industries, an active role in developing their future workforce while giving students real work experience
Entrepreneurial Business Incubator    

X

    Coordinator to mentor and support student business owners Allows students to build and operate businesses within the school walls
Frito-Lay Maintenance Pre-Apprenticeship Program        

X

Using partnership to

develop a new career pathway program to prepare students for local jobs
Allows manufacturers to grow their own talent through targeted training programs
Geo-Construction

X

 

X

    Combines core classes like math with CTE classes through experiential learning Students apply combined geometry and construction skills to build homes that give back to the community
Georgia Consortium for Advanced Technical Training Apprenticeship        

X

Utilizing a German apprenticeship curriculum translated into English Combines students’ high school studies with an industrial maintenance apprenticeship program
Georgia FIRST Robotics

X

        National organization with state support that makes implementation easy and cost-effective Develops interest in STEM fields while teaching employability skills through mentorship
Georgia United Credit Union at the Academy for Advanced Studies

X

X

 

X

  Credit union branch at the school creates real-world opportunities Bringing the classwork to life through experiential learning
Great Promise Partnership      

X

  Coordinators in each community working with students and building business relationships Supports at-risk students by providing work-based learning opportunities and additional support
Maritime Logistics Education Taskforce      

X

  Business leaders coming together to build their future workforce Helps students see the many opportunities available in the logistics industry
Pickens County Job Shadow  

X

      Partners from across the community in many industries hosting job-shadowing experiences Easy to implement a job shadow day in communities across the state
Reaching Potential through Manufacturing

X

X

 

X

  Deep partnership between an employer and a school system to create a new approach to learning and development Provides at-risk students the opportunity to earn money and learn real-world skills while staying on track to graduate
West Virginia Simulated Workplaces

X

 

X

    Transforming classrooms from traditional instruction to student-run simulated companies Simulated workplaces are used to create new learning opportunities for all students especially in rural parts

of the state
Wonderful Company  

X

 

X

  A deep partnership between schools and a local business A seamless set of stacked experiential learning opportunities to help students learn work skills while exposing them to agriculture careers