PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Students must accrue 100 points per semester for Professional Development.
Professional Development Points As a major objective of career and technical education, preparation for the professional world is critical. Most professions require ongoing job skill development and membership in professional organizations. To initiate such preparation, this program requires students to earn points demonstrating professional development. There are several ways to achieve the needed points.
Professional Development (PD) Points count for ten percent of the semester grade. Students are COMPLETELY responsible for maintaining their points and supporting documentation. Failing to complete this will result in a zero grade for ten percent of your grade. You may fail the course for failing to complete this requirement. Students may earn extra-credit points by having more than 100 points but not to exceed 8 points to their grade.
Earning Points: Below are several ways students can earn their PD Points. Points cannot be earned the last two weeks of the semester.
Movie Reviews Choose a movie from one of our Director Projects or Award Winning Films List. Write a one page review of the film (Times New Roman, 12 pt font). Submit as an artifact with PD Record. Each review is worth 10 points.
Community Service All community service is done through North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC). Each hour served equals 10 points. Be sure to sign in before you start and get a documentation form before you leave. Students under 16 must be with an adult to serve. Students can also serve at Canine Assistance, but this requires an application. Students documenting hours in groups like YMSL may speak with the instructor about if service in those organizations can count.
SkillsUSA from time to time will have community service projects. Students earn a minimum of 10 points for participating. Students can earn 20 points for "exceptional" participation.
Participation Most students earn points through participation in SkillsUSA and other groups. Activities during, or adjacent to, the school day are generally 10 points. Activities occurring well outside the school day or on weekends earn 20 points. Students must have documentation of their activities and must remember to get artifacts of such (stamps, signatures, pictures, etc.). Authorized Groups
Program Support Students can also earn points supporting the AVTF Program. This can be volunteering for work projects, raising support during support drives, assisting in program events and outside event shoots. Students should check with me for these opportunities.