GRADS: Family Focus (19905-18)

GRADS: Family Focus (19905-18)

Copyright: 2021

Virginia Assignment Code: 8277

Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Duration: 18 weeks

Prerequisites: None


Course Description:

Pregnant and parenting adolescents enrolled in the Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills Program (GRADS), with a family focus, will complete graduation requirements, build employment skills, and receive parenting and life-management skills to improve quality of life for themselves and their child. Content includes self-esteem, communication skills, and interpersonal relationships. In addition, the course includes instruction on pre- and postnatal care, wellness, and child development. Students will focus on evaluating the cost of parenthood and childcare, as well as balancing work and family and managing economic resources. Emphasis is placed on exploring careers and acquiring employability skills. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Note: GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Family Focus may be offered as a complement to an existing concentration sequence in any Career Cluster. In some instances, where noted, it may be combined with specific courses to create concentration sequences.

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