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Experiential Learning in HSE Schools

Deep learning is active and relational. HSE is committed to providing students with many opportunities to learn through interaction with the broader community, both inside and outside traditional classroom walls. Below are descriptions of some types of experiential learning students experience in HSE Schools. For more information on experiential learning in HSE Schools, contact our Student Success Team at 317-594-4100.


Learning a job or skill by working for a fixed period of time for someone who is an expert in that job, skill, or trade. According to the IN DOL a pre-apprenticeship program includes approved training and curriculum, strategies for long-term success, access to support services, promote use of registered apprenticeship, provide meaningful hands-on experience, and facilitate entry/articulation.
Guest Speakers

Community visitors invited into classrooms, clubs, or other school based gatherings to provide information on a specific, relevant topic.
Project Based Learning

A project designed to engage students in solving real-world problems. Community partners provide projects or problems for students to solve.
Worked Based Learning

A supervised on-site, learning experience for academic course credit; also referred to as internships.
Authentic Audience

Students demonstrate knowledge and skills by developing a public product or presentation for a real-world audience.

A work based learning opportunity for students enrolled in a career pathway to apply skills and ideas learned in prior courses to real world settings. Placements vary, but typically include a minimum of 2 hrs./school day. Students receive credit for internship.
Service Based Learning

A mutually beneficial experience within the community often focused on addressing complex issues such as homelessness, poverty, environmental health, etc.; Gaining management, organizational, communication and/or curricular skills while completing service.

Internship style experience for teachers that help educators connect classroom content with student career interests.
Job Shadowing

A short term, unpaid activity which introduces a student to the workplace and provides exposure to occupational areas of interest to increase career awareness. (INDOL/WD)
Study Trips

Students journey to a field site related to topics being investigated in a project or unit of study. Students conduct field work and interviews on a study trip.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

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Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.