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Work Experience and ROP


Please fill out the following Work Permit Request Google Form. This is for new Work Permits and for renewing an existing Work Permit. You will receive a reply email to your school email address if you qualify with your grades and attendance. If approved, you will receive further instructions.  The Work Permit Documents you will use after receiving approval: 


According to California law, students under 18 years old need a Work Permit. To be eligible for a Work Permit, students must

  • Grades. Earn and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher on the most recent quarter or semester report card
  • Attend. Attend 90% of the time and have no more than 6 periods of truancy 
  • Jobs must be appropriate and approved for a minor.
  • Students may not work during school hours.
  • Work Permits are a privilege, not a right.
  • It is the student's responsibility to communicate with the employer to plan work hours outside of scheduled school hours.

During the school year, students must request a work permit. Qualifying students will be given further directions.

The qualifying student, parent and the employer must compete the application and submit it to the Work Experience Office for processing.

Allow 24-48 hours for processing and approval.

Work Permits are NOT processed when school is closed.

All Work Permits must be renewed within 5 days of the start of every new school year in August.

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Summer Vacation Work Permits will be issued from Royal High School's Main Office as the Work Experience Office is closed.

RHS Summer Work Permit Procedure June - July

1. Print a Work Permit Application below or pick up an application from RHS Front Desk during office hours.

Summer Work Permit Application (PDF)

2. Make sure the application is completely filled in by all parties (student, parent and employer).

3. Write your cell phone number on top (in case we need to contact you).

4. Write your RHS email address on top.

5. Return your completed application to the RHS Front Office during office hours.

After your Work Permit is processed, you will be contacted on how to receive your completed Work Permit within two business days.

Summer Vacation Work Permits do not require a 2.0 GPA or have an attendance requirement. However, you will only be able to work over the summer with a Summer Work Permit.

All Work Permits expire in August.

In order to renew your Work Permit in August for the school year, your grades and attendance will be reevaluated. If you do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria, your Work Permit will not be renewed.

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Work Experience Office - Room 2-11

Hours: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Open on School Days. Closed when school is not in session.


  • Process Work Permits as required for all working minors
  • Work Experience Education (GWEE)
  • Career Education Center - ROP Courses
  • Veterinary Cadet Internship 
  • Teachers of Tomorrow Internship
  • Business Internships (EWEE)


This program gives working students and opportunity to earn elective credits toward the practical arts graduation requirement. Students must be in 11th or 12th grade, earn a minimum of 2.00 GPA on the semester report card, attend school regularly, and work at an eligible job. (Requirements of an eligible job.) To earn credit, students must attend one class each week where they learn practical work related and financial skills only offered in this program. They must work a specified number of hours and stay working the entire semester. Come to the Work Experience Office for more details.


The goals of Work Experience is to ensure students have a seamless transition from secondary school into meaningful, high quality employment and further education. Specifically to

1. Improve student achievement and performance by using the workplace as an active learning environment.

2. Create a comprehensive work experience opportunity for all students that builds upon private and public resources and integrates academic and occupational learning.

3. Expose students to career opportunities and the selection of career majors.

4. Develop measurable outcomes in ensuring growth and improvement of the Work Experience Partnership to meet the needs of students, schools, and employers.

5. Develop attitudes necessary for successful job performance and cooperation with fellow coworkers.

6. Develop pride in doing one's job well.


Please come to the Work Experience Office in room 2-11 for the latest job openings and internship opportunities. Our listings are current. You can also sign up for Remind updates!

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YES provides services to help Simi Valley youth, ages 15-22, land their first job or develop their early career path. 


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Mrs. Rita Longo

Work Experience, ROP & Career Education Center Coordinator

805-306-4875 ext. 2884

Mrs. Kathy Phillips

Work Experience Assistant

805-305-4875 ext. 2885


The Career Education Center (CEC) Resources includes Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Courses.

Important: Registration is a course request dependent on acceptance by the CEC. After registration, you will be notified by the CEC in May if you are enrolled.

Current CEC Course Catalog & Program

Career Education Center Program Link


This program offers a wide variety of ROP classes designed to prepare students with the job skills necessary for most entry-level occupations within the course selected. Community based Internships in local businesses and  industry sites are offered in many classes. Students can earn 10 elective credits each semester toward the practical arts or elective graduation requirement.  To inquire, see your counselor or Work Experience.

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This one-semester program introduces high school seniors to the Veterinary Technician career. It helps them to define and clarify the technical and educational career qualifications and demands. Students rotate through various duties under supervision in a veterinary clinic . Students must spend at least 5 hours per week at the clinic. They earn 5 practical arts or elective credits for graduation. Eligible students must find a sponsoring Veterinarian at a local clinic. Then apply at Work Experience.

Visit Work Experience for more detail.

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The Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT) program is a year long course that prepares students for a teaching career. Students intern at an off site elementary school under a supervising teacher. They attend monthly TOT meetings during lunch and complete activity logs and other projects. 

Visit Work Experience for more detail.