JOBS

Student Jobs Program The Student Jobs Program provides each student with a tangible way to make a contribution to the greater community, and to learn how membership in any community requires active citizenship, through application to certain vital responsibilities.

Charleston Collegiate School firmly believes that the lessons learned through our student-run job program are basic and necessary. Punctuality, follow-through, self-reliance, common sense, quality, dependability, responsibility, initiative and investment in the community are some of the program’s central goals.

Why a Jobs Program? 

• To offer students more robust learning opportunities for leadership 
• To ingrain a strong work ethic in students 
• To enhance teamwork among the school community 
• To enhance ownership and school pride among students 
• To create a participatory culture and encourage involved citizenship 
• To create a grounded culture and limit the culture of entitlement 
• To enhance leadership potential/ability of students 
• To teach the importance of fellowship and chain-of-command 
• To enhance social/emotional intelligence of student body 
• To offer bonding opportunities across grades

HOW DOES THE JOBS PROGRAM WORK?

LOWER SCHOOL

Lower School leadership roles will be awarded on a rotating basis, so that every student gets to sit in the leadership position 3-4 weeks out of the school year. Each week the job leader will be responsible for ensuring that the classroom helper roles are being carried out successfully.

Specifically, the leader will oversee the following crews within his/her class: sweeper, chair stacker, board cleaner, waste supervisor, energy monitor, desk cleaner, etc…

  
MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School job leaders will be assigned on a rotating basis in advisory groups, so that every student gets to sit in the leadership position 3-4 weeks out of the school year. Similar to the Lower School program, in Middle School, each week the job leader will be responsible for ensuring that the classroom helper roles are being carried out successfully.

Specifically, the leader will oversee the following jobs within his/her class: Red Carpet Celebrity, Homework Boss, Baller, Clean, etc…
UPPER SCHOOL

In May, all Upper School students and faculty members vote on leadership positions for the following year, via The Abby System. Under The Abby System, upperclassmen are ranked by their peers on four specific characteristics: fairness, dependability, initiative, and leadership ability. After each student is ranked on a scale of 1-5 (by every student, teacher, and administrator) on each of the characteristics above, the votes are tallied, and the top-ranked seniors are named to the senior leadership team. This team includes the positions of student body president, vice president, and the co-chairs of the job program.

These senior job leaders oversee the leaders of the individual work crews, and assist with administration, scheduling, and communication. Specific job crews in the Upper School include: Campus Beautification Team, Events Team, Tech Support Team, Arts & Social Media Team, Trail/OEC Team, Farm & Gardening Team, Student Lounge Team and Jr. Boosters Team. Each crew will have several student workers, and the program oversight will come from faculty sponsors (for each team) and the Dean of Upper School.
 
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Johns Island, SC 29455

Phone: 843-559-5506
Fax: 803-675-0786

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