Work Ethic

Work Ethic Traits

Students are evaluated on their work ethic traits as performed in each individual course based on evaluation by the specific instructor.

The Work Ethic grade is worth 20% of the student's score for the course.

Attendance / Punctuality

Attends class; arrives/leaves on time (no tardies); notifies instructor prior to or day of an absence; inquires about missing work.


Student displays loyalty, honesty, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, initiative, self-discipline, and self-responsibility.


Respects the rights of others; respects confidentiality; is a team worker, is cooperative; is assertive; displays a customer service attitude; seeks opportunities for continuous learning; demonstrates mannerly behavior.


Displays appropriate dress (abides by school dress code, including backpacks, purses, holes in jeans, etc.), grooming, hygiene, and etiquette. Student present themselves professionally each day.

Attitude (Critical Thinking)

Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude; appears self-confident and has high expectations of self.


Follows safety practices; conserves materials; keeps work area neat and clean; follows directions and procedures; completes assignments punctually; participates.

Organizational Skills

Manifests skill in prioritizing and management of time and stress; demonstrates flexibility in handling change.


Displays excellent nonverbal (eye contact, body language) and oral (listening, telephone etiquette, grammar) skills.


Displays leadership skills; appropriately handles criticism, conflicts, and complaints; demonstrates problem-solving capability; maintains appropriate relationships with supervisors and peers; follows chain of command.


Deals with cultural/racial diversity in a professional manner; does not engage in harassment of any kind and stops others from engaging in harassment.