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Standards for Career Ready Practice


The following Standards for Career Ready Practice have been prepared by the California Department of Education and adopted by Urban Corps Charter School. Standards have been based on “Career Ready Practices” adopted by the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC).  


Standards for Career Ready Practice describe the fundamental knowledge and skills that students need to prepare for transition to postsecondary education, career training, or the workforce.


Standards for Career Ready Practice are taught and reinforced in both the UCCS classroom and in on-the-job skills training integrated into core curriculum, with increasingly higher levels of complexity and expectation as a student advances through our program of study.


Standards for Career Ready Practice are:


  1. Apply appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge.

  2. Communicate clearly, effectively, and with reason.

  3. Develop an education and career plan aligned with personal goals.

  4. Apply technology to enhance productivity.

  5. Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

  6. Practice personal health and understand financial literacy.

  7. Act as a responsible citizen in the workplace and the community.

  8. Model integrity, ethical leadership, and effective management.

  9. Work productively in teams while integrating cultural and global competence.

  10. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.

  11. Employ valid and reliable research strategies.

  12. Understand the environmental, social, and economic impacts of decisions.




Job Training: Connecting in-class learning to the field



Urban Corps Charter School strives to connect trainees’ work in the community with their experience in the classroom, from calculating square footage of graffiti removed to understanding the ecological principles underlying habitat restoration projects. Whether they are painting out graffiti in low-income neighborhoods, rehabilitating homes using green construction methods, or restoring watershed habitat by removing invasive species and planting natives, student trainees learn career readiness skills, connect their work to conservation principles, and see that their work makes an immediate, visible difference in their neighborhoods. 

Environmental Principles and Concepts


California's Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&C’s) examine the interactions and interdependence of human societies and natural systems, and are the foundation of the environmental content taught in the States' Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum.


Approved in 2004, these 5 principles and fourteen supporting concepts were developed by more than one hundred scientists and technical experts. By law, the EP&C’s must be addressed in all future California textbooks and instructional materials adopted by the state.


Urban Corps Charter School strives to connect Corpsmembers' field work to the concepts below through classroom and tailgate discussions as well as workplace journal entries to solify learned principles.


  • Principle I - People Depend on Natural Systems

  • Principle II - People Influence Natural Systems

  • Principle III - Natural Systems Change in Ways that People Benefit from and can Influence

  • Principle IV - There are no Permanent or Impermeable Boundaries that Prevent Matter from Flowing Between Systems

  • Principle V - Decisions Affecting Resources and Natural Systems are Complex and Involve Many Factors



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