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South Medford High School
1551 Cunningham Avenue
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 842-3680
Fax: (541) 842-1513
Contact: Damian Crowson, Principal
Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cooperative Work Experience

If you are working an average of 10 hours per week, you could be eligible for Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) credit. CWE is an elective credit. You can earn up to 2.0 CWE credits.

How do I apply for CWE?
You can meet with Martin Mares, SMHS Cooperative Work Experience Coordinator, in the main within the first two weeks of any quarter. He will give you a CWE contract to be completed and signed by the student, parent, employer and CWE Coordinator.

What are my responsibilities?
First, you must be employed an average of 10 hours per week by an employer recognized by the state with regular payroll deductions. Second, you will need to attend monthly "Keys to Success" seminars. Each quarter you will be asked to complete a Self-Evaluation based on the 8 Keys to Employability.

What are my employer’s responsibilities?
Each quarter your employer will be asked to complete a short Employer Evaluation based on the 8 Keys to Employability. Mr. Mares will contact your employer to collect the evaluation and discuss your job performance.

How much credit will I earn?
You will earn .25 credits per quarter. The maximum you can earn in the Cooperative Work Experience program is 2.0 credits.

How can I contact the CWE Coordinator?
Mr. Mares is available during normal school hours in the main office. You can also contact him by phone at (541)842-3860 or e-mail at

When are the seminars?
Regularly scheduled seminars are posted in the daily announcements. If you need further details please contact our main office.

  549C Medford School District

Medford School District 549C Mission Statement
We are a high quality teaching and learning organization dedicated to preparing all students to graduate
with a sound educational foundation, ready to succeed in post-secondary education, and to be contributing community members.

Medford Public Schools 549C recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society and our community.
It is the policy of the Medford School Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.
For District Federal Title Program compliance, please contact the Office of Federal Programs: (541) 842-3633
For District Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance, please contact the Office of Special Education & Student Services: (541) 842-3628
For District American Disabilities Act compliance, please contact the Office of Human Resources: (541) 842-3625


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