Work Ethics Certificate

Work Ethics Certificates

Starting in January 2023, Bardstown City Schools students will have an opportunity to develop and be recognized for their work ethic. The district is implementing a new Work Ethic Certification program for the 2022-23 school year to further prepare students for successful transitions to work and education beyond their BCS experience.

Our Work Ethic Certification is awarded to fifth, eighth, and twelfth graders who complete a series of accomplishments that includes activities, courses and experiences to foster career readiness and portrays The Bardstown Graduation. Fifth and eighth grade students who complete the voluntary criteria each year will be recognized. Graduating seniors will earn special seals on their diplomas.

Work ethic education is now required in all Kentucky public schools, and districts may determine most of their own criteria. The BCS program criteria are as follows:

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the Criteria for the 2022-23 school year be prorated?

Yes, due to the Work Ethics Program being launch in the second semester of the 2022-23 school year the criteria to earn the certificate will be prorated. All requirements for behavior, attendance, and GPA will be for the spring semester only. Additionally, community service hours are cut in half. For example: 5th graders will only to earn a minimum of 2 community service hours.

Why Should My Student Earn This Certification?

The Work Ethic Certification is a signal to employers that a student is prepared to engage in the workforce. The certification validates that the individual has acquired habits, knowledge and skills foundational to entering the workforce. Students receiving this recognition should have an advantage when seeking employment as it easily identifies them as potential career ready employees.

How Does My Student Submit Community Service Hours?

Students should use this Community Service Form to keep track of their service hours. When the student has reached the required number of service hours the student will turn the completed form into their school representative.

  • Fifth grade students should turn it into their classroom teacher.
  • Eighth grade and twelfth grade students should turn the completed form into their BHS Best or BEST Time teacher.

How Does My Student Submit Their Extracurricular Activities?

Each student's school-related extracurricular activities are logged in Infinite Campus. Parents can check to see if their child's activities are correctly logged by logging into their Parent Portal account and checking their student's schedule.  Activities will appear at the bottom of your child's schedule. See an example here.


Director of Special Programs

Lance Blanford

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