Cooperative Education (Co-op) is a work-based learning opportunity for Juniors and Seniors and provides educational opportunities not typically found in the classroom. Co-op is a component of Career and Technical education allowing students to complete paid, supervised, work-based training, internships or apprenticeships in fields related to the student's career objective. Hoover High School partners with the student's employer to create an individualized training plan allowing the student to develop a productive work ethic along with specific job and employability skills. Students earn course credit based on approved hours completed at the work-based learning site.
Co-op students also participate in community service, leadership and competition through a Career-Tech Student Organization of choice. Students in Cooperative Education have the opportunity to earn the Alabama Career Readiness Credential by participating in the ACT® WorkKeys assessment which is a nationally recognized work-readiness certification.