Ingraham High School

High School

Career Connected Learning

Ingraham Career Connected Learning

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One of our primary goals at Ingraham High School is to help students navigate the plethora of opportunities for work experience, both during and after high school. Below is valuable information and guidance about internships, career exploration, job applications and apprenticeships after high school, Ingraham’s Career Connect class, Service Learning, and more!

Coaching and Support

I’m here for you! No question is too big or too small. My expertise includes helping students with questions about jobs and/or career options, trade schools and/or college programs, writing resumés and cover letters, practicing for interviews, arranging and supervising internships and job shadows, setting goals and getting organized, and more!

Contact Dr. Genét Simone (“Dr. G”), Ingraham High School’s Career Connect Learning Coordinator, to schedule an appointment.


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Dr. Genét Simone, Career Connected Learning Coordinator

What is Career Connected Learning?

Career-Connected Learning is a is combination of career exploration and preparation programming for students to discover and research careers, meet a variety of industry professionals, and build an initial career prep pathway and education plan. Business partners and students can become involved through service-learning projects, work experience, and internships.

Career connected learning can be (but is not limited to):

  • taking the Career Connect class
  • a businessperson visiting a classroom to talk about what they do
  • a job shadow where a young person learns more about an occupation or business.
  • an internship or a registered apprenticeship where youth are paid while they learn hands-on skills.

Career Connect Class

Career Connect is a semester-long course that takes students through self-assessments to identify talents, inherent gifts, and interests; career exploration; financial literacy; and portfolio development (resumés, cover letters, interviewing skills, and more!)

Students earn a 0.5 credit toward their 2-credit Career & Technical Education (CTE) or elective graduation requirement.

If you are interested in taking Career Connect, please contact your school counselor to register for next semester’s classes!

Seattle Promise

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  • Support to succeed with your Associates Degree and beyond
  • No GPA, income, ability, or country of birth requirement
  • Find out more at Seattle Promise Website

Career Quest (CQ) Internships and Jobs Program

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Career Quest (CQ) is the SPS program where students get CTE credit for participating in a worksite learning experience. This could be a local part-time job, an internship, or a Career Quest summer course.

Learn more about Career Quest

If a student, age 16 or over, wants to earn high school graduation credit for working, they will need to secure paid employment or apply to one of the district’s approved internship programs. A parent or legal guardian will need to give written permission for a student to participate, and Mr. Ruiz will visit the site to help make sure all policies are followed and to supervise student progress.

180 documented work hours are required to earn .5 CTE credit per semester. If a student works 360 hours they can earn 1 full credit. Hours can only be counted toward credit after the student, parent, employer and CCLC have signed the necessary forms.

For more information please email or stop by Room 107.

Service Learning

Service Learning Opportunities – information about the 60 hours of Service Learning required for graduation

Career and Post-High School Training Program Resources

A collection of resources to help you find the right post-high school training program and plan for your future career.

Jobs – If you are interested in finding a job, this directory of companies that hire teens is a good start to your search

Career Pathways – Road maps for for getting from where you are now to the career you want to have, including apprenticeships and professional/technical college programs

Seattle Skills Center – Seattle Public Schools’ own vocational education center where students from all SPS high schools can participate in career preparation, technical/trades, and pre-apprenticeships.

Resume Building – Every high school student should have one that tracks activities and that is updated every year, ready to be submitted when opportunities arise for volunteer work, jobs, or internships.

Naviance – The district’s tool for students to explore colleges and career paths, analyze skills and talents with career and personality assessments and help stay on track to reach academic goals.

Military – Interested in joining the military? Start here for guidance.

Service Learning – Volunteering somewhere gives you the chance to try on a career before you decide to pursue it. It also counts toward your Service Learning graduation requirement.

Seeking Business Partnerships

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Ingraham High School is seeking business and industry partners to engage with us in facilitating the following opportunities to students. Partners are welcome from the parent/guardian body:

  • Participate as a Career Speaker. Visit a class or form part of a professional panel at a school career event to inform students about your field and training path.
  • Provide a Student Internship. An internship is a paid or unpaid work experience where students deepen their understanding of a particular field of work while applying skills learned in the classroom. This can also include real world projects where students can be engaged in developing and presenting solutions to on the job challenges. 
  • Host a Work Shadow. Usually a one-time visit by a student to the workplace to learn about the environment and professional activities involved in particular career.
  • Host an Industry tour. Small student groups with chaperones are invited to tour the workplace to get a feel for the nature of the career field and the work environment.
  • Employ a High School Student. Provide summer or entry level employment to students with appropriate skills and training.
  • We also welcome partners to assist with school based Mock Interviews and CTE Program Advisory Committees


Dr. Genét Simone, Career Connect Learning Coordinator
Ingraham High School
206-252-3880 (main office)