Law Practicum Syllabus


AISD Dan Dipert Career + Technical Center



Instructor:  Amy Wood                                                                        Conference Period: M-F 3:15-5:00

Phone: 682-867-9570                                                                        Email address:

Room: B105                                                                                          Class Periods: 9th-10th (B days)




Course Description:

The Practicum program for Arlington ISD students is designed to encourage students to explore a career of interest, complete the school year practicum, and gain a learning experience with the work environment.


Course Objectives:

  • Gain exposure to real-world business scenarios
  • Cultivate skills such as adaptability, critical thinking and creativity
  • Increase marketability to employers
  • Experience specific companies and careers
  • Personal growth opportunities
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Develop professional relationships
  • Resume-building experiences
  • Applying academic concepts and principles


Required Text and Materials:

  • Notebook Paper
  • Pens (black only)



  • Class is double blocked for 180 minutes to allow students time to spend at their job sites.  Students will check in daily by phone or text.  If you fail to check in, you are considered absent. 
  • Students will report to their job site M/W or Tue/Thur, depending on the week, and then any Friday that falls on a B day.
  • Each student is responsible for all material presented in class, including announcements about changes in course procedures. 
  • Each student is expected to report to their job sites on ALL of their scheduled dates, unless they are unable due to illness.  In case of illness the student must notify Mrs. Wood and the job site supervisor prior to their report time.


Evaluations, Deadlines, Make-ups, Retakes, and Late work

  • CTC guidelines allow students one class day for each day missed plus one additional class day.




Daily work:  

  • Students will be evaluated on professionalism and ethics at least once a six weeks.
  • Professional/approved dress code will be enforced at all times.




Course grades:  

  • Grades will be determined based on a maximum percentage of 100%.
  • 10 points will automatically be deducted from any assignment not completed in BLACK ink.  


Cell Phone Usage Policy

  • Cell phones are prohibited during instructional time unless otherwise stated by Mrs. Wood
  • All cell phones must be set to silent or off during instructional time and must not be visible.  
  • Students may use phones freely in all common areas of the building.  
  • Students who continue to use cell phones during class without permission will be subject to disciplinary action.


Academic Misconduct:

  • Any act that violates the academic integrity of the institution is considered academic misconduct.  The procedures used to resolve suspected acts of academic misconduct are available in the student code of conduct.  
  • Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on the assignment.  
  • Academic Misconduct includes cheating and plagiarism.

Course Summary:

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