This program is available to seniors who are looking for “real-world” work experience during their senior year. The internship program will integrate students’ academic and work-based learning experiences. Extended and focused work-based learning opportunities expose students to the realities and expectations of the workplace. Classroom experiences equip students with pre-employment skills, enhance connections between school and careers, and promote personal growth and development.

Length of Program: Full year, separated into two semesters/internships. The internship may be at the same location both semesters.

Hours: Students must complete 10 hours of work at a career-focused job site and 12.5 hours of related classroom instruction each week. In addition, supplemental project work must be completed in conjunction with the Career Education Internship.

Credit: Successful completion of each semester in the program will result in 2 credits for the work internship, in addition to credits earned for courses.

Application: Students interested in the program must apply prior to the start of their junior year. Junior year classes will reflect the senior year participation in the Career Education Internship Program. The career area of interest will also be indicated at this point so that, ideally, all internships will be ready by the beginning of 12th grade. (NOTE: For the 2015-16 year, students will apply in the junior year!)

Typical Credit Progression
9th Grade
10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade
Orientation/PE
Early American Govt.
English 9
Com. Lit.
Math
Electives
English 10
Math
Science
Global Studies
Health
Electives
English 11
Finish Science Req.
Finish PE Req.
20th Century America / Cont. Issues + Government
Math
Finish all but .5 credit of Elective Requirements
English 12
Economics
Senior Seminar
Elective – .5 credit
Career Education Internship Program
Total Credits: 6Total Credits: 6Total Credits: 6Total Credits: 5