Human Services

Human Services students have a sincere interest in helping others. Through experience, community involvement, and classroom instruction, students will learn about working with preschoolers, school-aged children, people with special needs, and the elderly. These students are preparing for careers as teachers, counselors, social workers, day care providers, geriatric service providers and workers in the health care and mental health fields. The Human Services students are responsible for many of the activities at “Curiosity Corners” the Northwest Technical Center’s preschool. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to either enter college or the workforce. Students will participate in group activities designed to promote individual growth, professional development, and the development of leadership skills.

The Human Services program is a college prep level program, and students will need reading, writing and presentation skills in order to be successful.

Human Services I

This class is open to all 11th and 12th grade students who have demonstrated success in the following three areas:
  • Attendance
  • Attitude and Behavior
  • Advancement toward proficiency in English Language Arts

Human Services II

This class is an option for all students who have participated in and met Human Services I proficiencies.

Additional Program Information

Embedded Credit:

  • English (1 credit in 2nd year)
  • Social Studies (.5 credit per year)


  • Paraeducator Certification
  • VT Mandated Reporter
  • CPR/AED First Aid
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Childcare Apprentice Certificates of Proficiency

Youth Group:

Specialty Modules:

Students will explore concepts in Human Services through the use of popular youth literature. This model allows for the development of understandings of ethics, family and professional dilemmas, services available or unavailable (in rural areas), aspects of human development and other topics.


Learn the basics of learning theory including learning styles, how you learn, how learning changes as we develop over time, special learning needs, and what it takes to become a teacher.


Jennifer Konrad
Tel: (802) 527-6507
Email: jkonrad@maplerun.org

Beth Richey (Curiosity Corners, Preschool Teacher)
Tel: (802) 527-6499
Email: brichey@maplerun.org