The Board recognizes that career education is a developmental process designed to help students
prepare for life roles in the family, the community, occupations and avocations. The Board also
recognizes that the development of career education enables students of all ages to examine
attitudes, interests, aptitudes and abilities in order to relate them to career opportunities, and to
make valid decisions regarding further education and future endeavors.
Therefore, the Board will provide career education for students at all levels of instruction. Career
education in the elementary schools shall consist of career awareness and the exploration of career
opportunities in various fields. At the secondary level, it will incorporate career exploration,
career guidance, and vocational training opportunities, with the latter designed to equip students
to enter post-secondary training for occupational areas, and/or enter specific occupations directly
out of high school.
Vocational training programs shall be an integral part of the comprehensive high school concept
in the school district. Efforts will be made to keep vocational programs relevant to job
requirements, and reflective of area needs, as well as being geared to the current and future
technological and economic conditions. These programs shall provide students with the basic
skills to enter the world of work, to obtain additional vocational skills and/or to continue their
formal education. Vocational education, as a core component of comprehensive education, will
share with other aspects of the high school curriculum in the development of character, attitudes
and work skills.
District vocational programs shall meet all federal and state guidelines and requirements.
Advisory councils will be utilized in all vocational programs.
The district will comply with provisions of the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act
for all post-secondary students attending the area vocational-technical school.
Following the concept of area vocational-technical schools as established by the Missouri
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, students from the St. Charles School District
may attend vocational-technical training programs at the area vocational-technical facility.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Legal Refs: §§ 178.420 - .560, RSMo.
The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, P.L. 101-542
St. Charles School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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