While our teachers and staff are committed to ensuring that our students have the best possible academic experience, there are many ways to develop knowledge, skills, and values through direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting through experiential learning.
The Academies of Loudoun Placement Services offer students a structured learning experience as they explore career fields, and apply academic coursework to the workplace. These services enable a collaborative partnership between the student, employers and the Academies of Loudoun Placement Services. By formulating learning goals and creating a training plan at the onset of the experience, students are empowered to declare what they hope to learn, achieve and contribute. The student’s progress is monitored throughout the process and will be evaluated to ensure that the student has met, if not exceeded goals.
The role of Placement Coordinator at the Academies of Loudoun is to:
- Work closely with the business community to identify opportunities for Academies of Loudoun students, such as jobs, internships, apprenticeships, job shadowing, service learning, mentorships and practicums.
- Assist students in securing those opportunities by coaching them through the interview process.
- Assist students in preparing for interviews, resumes, cover letters, etc.
- Monitor student progress in workplace settings.
You are welcome to scroll through all of the subsequent pages or download the .pdf version of the Experiential Learning Opportunities Handbook