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Work-Based Learning

Ready to Work

The Ritenour High School Ready to Work Program provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop employability skills.  At the same time, employers receive assistance in hiring and training qualified employees to help grow their businesses. 

Work-based learning experiences occur in a work setting, typically at an employer's worksite. The work-based learning activities are coordinated with school-based activities in an attempt to show students the "why" of what they are learning. Work-based learning strategies provide career awareness, career exploration opportunities, career planning activities, and help students reach competencies such as positive work attitudes and employability skills.

Download the Work Based Learning Partnership Agreement.

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Work Based Learning Opportunities

  • Paid Employment
  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Volunteering

Benefits to Employers

  • Fewer recruitment and training costs
  • Assistance in hiring qualified employees that meet workplace expectations
  • Ensure profitability of the company AND a reinvestment in the community
  • Stronger economic and social connection to the school district and community

Benefits to Students

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  • Students earn income and high school credit
    • Work 2-5 hours per day
    • Attend classes part time
  • Students gain access to community networks
  • Students learn career skills while on the job
  • Students learn life skills
    • Attendance
    • Character
    • Teamwork
    • Appearance
    • Attitude
    • Productivity
    • Organization
    • Communication

Contact Us

Adriana Boter
Work-Based Learning Coordinator
Ritenour High School

Adam Monterusso
College and Career Counselor
Ritenour High School

Dr. Matthew Schuler
Assistant Principal
Ritenour High School
(314) 493-6105, ext. 1026


Dr. Bruce Green
Director of Secondary Education
Ritenour School District