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Clearwater senior transition program offers real-world experience

 

January 2, 2020

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School-to-work • Clearwater senior Lauren Behnk receives notification she passed the certified nursing assistant exam. Behnk attended Fridays@Northeast, a program for area seniors, allowing students to enroll in a variety of technical programs that will transition into a program of study following graduation.

A program designed to give high school seniors practical work experience or college class credit wrapped its first semester when Clearwater Public Schools closed for the Christmas break, Dec. 20.

Program managers Kendra Shrader and Amy Selting say the senior transition program has been a positive experience.

"It's been a learning process (for all involved), but I think we're getting there and making progress," Shrader said.

Nine of the 10 senior class members participate in the program, which includes classwork with Selting, Mondays through Thursdays, and either an internship on Fridays or...



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