Post-Crescent: There aren’t many classes where students are graded on employability.
A new course at Madison Middle School does just that.
It emphasizes soft skills such as responsibility and promptness while students investigate career options.
“When you’re given an assignment, you don’t have to turn it in on time,” said Grace Wolf, an eighth-grader. “You’ll still get a perfect grade on the assignment if it’s done correctly, but you’ll lose employability points because if you’re at a job and you turn something in late you could possibly get fired.”
The course — Academic and Career Planning — is part of a pilot program to help students learn more about their interests and potential career choices before they get to high school.