Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE)
Alternative Cooperative Education is the only program at Northglenn High School designed to specifically address the needs of students who are behind in academic credits. In addition to the class credit, job credit is available to students who are successful in their part-time employment. The course curriculum is “life skill based”, and includes units in reading and writing in the workplace, decision-making, job preparation, study skills, financial literacy, career exploration, and career assessment. The class instructors are also job coordinators who visit each student’s job site, complete quarterly work evaluations, and work on job development.
ALTERNATIVE COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 11, 12 Credit:
*1 elective for the class, 1 elective credit for work
(Students enrolled in ACE can also be enrolled in on-line credit recovery for a variety of classes.)
This Career and Technical program has been designed to:
*Assist students who have not had success in traditional school programs as indicated by lack of academic credits.
*Develop job readiness skills for students who have little or no job
*Assist students in meeting NHS graduation requirements, by providing support for all their classes through study skills and tutoring programs along with effective life skills.
The areas of curricular emphasis include: Decision making, pre-career and technical job skills, general career interest assessment, self-esteem, career and technical guest speakers, career and technical math, job simulation, time management, study skills, work-related issues, post-secondary transitions, extensive career interest assessment, consumer education, credit, banking, investing, college tours and problem solving.