• Work-Based Learning (WBL) Program--Work-Study

    Work-Based Learning (WBL) is a work-study program, which will enable you to



    In addition, students enrolled in the WBL program may earn up to 3 units of credit with a related course for the school year, which may be used toward upgrading to a dual diploma.

    WBL admission requirements are as follows:

    • Junior or senior, age 16 years or older.
    • Seek counselor approval to ensure on-time graduation and parental permission.
    • Must be employed or have an internship placement by the start of the school year.
    • Reliable transportation to get to work.
    • Good standing academically, a great attendance record, and no discipline issues.
    • Submission of a teacher recommendation.

    If you meet the requirements and are interested in applying do the following


    Complete the following Pre-Registration documents:

    1. Sign this Electronic Agreement Form!

    2. Go to the Gwinnet WBL Website

    3. Complete the Forms found on the Application page 

      • Download the three forms and save them in a WBL folder on your computer.

      • Open the forms in your WBL folder on your computer and complete all of them.

      • After they are completed, save each form again.

      • Submit to Ms. Pettitt by email or drop off in room 4.101 or the front desk.

      • You will be allowed to upload the forms in the WBL class online when the semester starts.


    In Berkmar's Work-Based Learning Program offers invaluable skills to junior and senior students:

    work based learning image Students in the WBL program graduate from high school with real-world work experience. They leave high school with an advantage: armed with work skills and community service/volunteer experience, a professional resume and career portfolio, interviewing skills, and the ability to make clear, well thought out decisions about their career aspirations. In addition to work experience, leadership development, as well as career and college exploration.

    Almost 100% of our WBL students receive multiple college acceptances and attend 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. Additionally, each year there are several AP students and honor graduates that complete the program.



    For more information:

    Ms. Michelle Pettitt

    Program Coordinator (4.101)