•  For school year 2020-2021:  There are 3 options - Internship, Passion Project, or Hybrid. All require 30 hours a week each week for 4 weeks.  For a detailed overview please click here

     

    Internship:

    Under this option :

    -A permissible internship (outdoors/limited contact)

    Examples include farms, park, trail maintenance, mechanic, EMT/Ambulance Corp, 

    -Virtual internships

    -Telehealth 

    -Private school remote learning/teaching

     

    Passion project:

    Under this option :

    -Pick and research a topic of interest.

    -Must be in contact with someone in the field in order to conduct interviews and to help you learn about the profession/path that you are pursuing. 

    -Videos and blogs for progress 

    -Series of Weekly goals and checkpoints

     

    Hybrid:

    -Combination of an internship and Passion project.

    -You may find an internship that will only offer you are part-time internship.

    - Must be connected.

     

     Below does NOT apply to 2021

    Types of Options

    Requirements

    Mentors

    Proposal, Application & Interview Process

    Full Internship

    Work 30 hours/week at an internship of your choice with a designated sponsor. At the end you must reach BOTH 168 hours AND 28 days worked to complete your internship. 

    You will find your own mentor. 

    Mentors will be chosen during the week of 1/11-1/15. 

    You will find and register your sponsor by 3/5. 

    You will complete a proposal by 3/12 which will be reviewed and accepted by the Senior Options Steering Committee. 

    Independent Study

    Design your own independent study (can NOT be done in a group or with friends). 

    You must account for a minimum of 30 hours per week You MUST include a minimum of 10 hours or more of structured time that is RELATED to your independent study to help you with what you are working with on your project.  This can  classes, internships, volunteer work.  The sponsor must help and guide you with your project.  

    The sponsor must be from outside of the school; if you have two sponsors, one can be from the school.   

    Independent projects MUST be very detailed and information must be planned over the 6 week period.

    The reason for an independent study is that you are looking to do something in which a sponsor would not be able to dedicate the full hours to you AND that you will need to work on this project independently in order to complete it (such as the example that we gave in which the student restored a car..A mechanic/auto body man would not have the 30 hrs a week to spend with a student working on restoring their own car, so he would spend 10 hrs each week and you would spend the other 20 resoring it based on what you had learned that week).  Some independent studies will require that you work within the school building. 

    You will find your own mentor. 

    Mentors will be chosen during the week of 1/11-1/15. .

    Independent projects imply you are working independently so these must be solo endeavors. 

    You will complete a proposal by 3/5.  Independent Study Proposals will NOT be accepted late (no exceptions).  If you miss the proposal date, you must find an internship. 

    If you have a field trip, will be out, etc. you MUST hand it in prior to you leaving.   All paperwork must be received on-time by the deadlines (no exceptions).   

    In addition to a written proposal, you will meet with members of the Senior Options Steering Committee to discuss and seek approval of your project.