Workplace Learning

Sand Creek Zone

Career Pathways available in the Sand Creek Zone

In the Sand Creek Zone, we have three distinct career pathways where students can choose classes and experiences that align with their post-high school goals.

1.) A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) pathway that includes Computer Science and Manufacturing.

2.) A Business pathway that includes Communication.

3.) A new Sports and Medicine pathway that prepares students for jobs in the sports medical field and/or the medical field.

YouScience results for 9th grade are in!

Last Friday, all 9th graders at SCHS saw their individual results from YouScience that identify career options that maximize a students interests and aptitudes. I know some students were surprised by their results - they didn't think that they had the skills for some careers. Take time to have your student log in and show you their results.

Talking points with your student::

Which part of the "Aptitude Pie" surprised you? Which aptitude did you already know you had?

Did you feel that your "Teamwork Skills" were accurate? What can you get better at?

Which careers were a "strong" or "good" overall fit for you? What would you have to do to prepare for this career?

The Business of Baseball!

Fourteen students went to the Colorado Rockies Business of Baseball day on September 27th and then got to stay to see our team beat the Phillies! The students heard about careers from Public Relations, Marketing and Finance to Team Photographer. The management team fielded questions from our students about careers in professional sports organizations.

Ms. Siemieniec, (, SCHS Business teacher, will be organizing similar events to the Nuggets and the Avalanche if you are interested in attending!

Featured Internships for Juniors and Seniors:

1.) 120-HOUR INTERNSHIP FOR CLASS CREDIT - Care & Share, The "BEET" Reporter, Business & Marketing

120-HOUR INTERNSHIP FOR CLASS CREDIT - Care & Share, The "BEET" Reporter, Business & Marketing, Student application required, open until filled

Training Description:

  • The Volunteer Reporter will be given information relevant to the organization.
  • The Volunteer Reporter will reference past blog posts for style and substance. Together with the Marketing and Communications Director, the Volunteer Reporter will review the characteristics of what ensures an interesting blog post.
  • This position will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Director to receive assignments and to schedule interviews with Care and Share staff and volunteers.

Training Outcomes:

  • Experience a non-profit workplace;
  • Web publishing/editing/blogging;
  • Reinforcement of foundational employments skills including attendance, time management, communication, teamwork, following instructions

2.) 120-HOUR INTERNSHIP FOR CLASS CREDIT - $500 completion scholarship! PLS Mechanical, Plumbing & Pipe

120-HOUR INTERNSHIP FOR CLASS CREDIT - $500 completion scholarship! PLS Mechanical, Plumbing & Pipefitting Internship, student application required, open until filled

Competency/Training Outcomes:

  • Estimating – 16 hours
    • Plan reading
    • Specifications reading
    • Cost analysis
  • CAD – 16 hours
    • 3D scanning
    • Total station, Tremble proprietary software
    • Mechanical layout
  • Fabrication shop – 40 hours
    • Field layout
    • Pipefitting and welding
    • Plumbing – piping fabrication
    • Plumbing fixture fabrication
  • Field work – 40 hours
    • Hydronic install – 16 hours
    • Plumbing install – 16 hours
    • Project closeout – 8 hours

Come to the Marketplace!

Please enter into the D49 Marketplace to see all of the Job Shadow and Internship opportunities that we have for our students. Click on what you are interested in and see what is required to participate. Please come see or email Nicole Sides, Dean of Workplace Learning, if you have further questions or need help accessing these opportunities.


Consider participating in...

Colorado Council on High School College Relations' College Fair

When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:00pm

Where: Sand Creek High School

Seniors 1:00 -1:30

Juniors 1:25 - 1:50

Sophomores 1:40 - 2:00

Please see the attached documents to help prepare for the fair:

Colleges Attending

College Fair Checklist

20 Questions to Ask the College Reps

Lockheed Martin 2018 Women in Engineering Day

Saturday, Dec. 1st, 9:30am-2:45pm

9970 Federal Drive

Colorado Springs, CO

  • Join us for an exciting day of STEM!
  • Explore the different disciplines of engineering.
  • Interact with a panelist of female, industry-leading engineers.
  • Gain insight on college choices, career aspirations, etc.
  • Discover where STEM can lead your future.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Mike Brandt (

Workplace Learning - Sand Creek Zone - October 2018