Students in the Lawrence High School Career Exploration program participate in activities, events and service learning projects that bring the community into the schools–and the schools into the community.
With a goal of developing students’ workplace readiness skills, and cultivating a sense of entrepreneurship and service, the Career Exploration class operates a business that does projects for the township, school and greater community.
The “LHS Transition Services” business has taken on tasks such as installing recycling stickers on recycling bins in all Lawrence Township schools; making and printing personalized napkins for staff members’ special events and board of education events; and making t-shirts for elementary school students, for staff members’ school events and for community camps.
The Transition Services business has also made personalized candy bar wrappers for events such as schools’ Teacher Appreciation celebrations and monthly candy bar sales; created informational buttons for the LTPS Booster Club and the middle school science fair; printed business cards and school event programs; created student and staff bookmarks; made and sold dog biscuits; made window covers for school emergency management drills; and held a “Holiday Mart” fundraiser that donates money to charity.
Students fill out timesheets, keep track of work hours and earn “money” to purchase items in the class store – all skills that will help students transition from Lawrence High School to the community, to secondary education and to employment.
Contact: David Adam, principal
Received the 2017 Innovations in Special Education Award