Work permits are processed in the College & Career Center. Here are the important details you need to know about work permits:
- Students do not need a work permit to apply for a job - work permits are needed once a student has been hired.
- Students need work permits if a) they are enrolled in high school AND if b) they are under 18 years old. Once a student turns 18, they do not need a work permit, even if they are still in high school. Once a student graduates from high school, they do not need a work permit, even if they are under 18 at the time of graduation.
- Work permits can take up to 24 hours to process. If a student turns in a work permit application before 10am, they will most likely be able to pick up the work permit after school that same day. If a student turns in a work permit application after 10am, they will be able to pick up the work permit the next school day.
- Before the Career Center receives the work permit application, it needs to have the following sections completed:
- Student information section (including social security number)
- Parent signature
- Employer information section and signature
- The amount of hours a student can work is not decided on by the Career Center, but by the State of California. A breakdown of the hours allowed, based on age, is on the back of the work permit application (or page 2).
- If a student has below a 2.0 GPA or unsatisfactory attendance, he/she must talk with Mrs. Bell, Assistant Principal, in the Administration Office before receiving a work permit.
Work Permit Application Form: Click Here
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