5256 *Senior Sabbatical (Professional Career Internship) (12)

The Senior Sabbatical is designed to provide opportunities for students to explore careers that require additional degrees or certification following high school. The emphasis of the experience is on applying skills developed through instruction and on learning new career competencies at the internship site. The internship is tailored to the unique needs and interests of the student and is considered a high school capstone experience towards fulfillment of the student's future plan. A training agreement will outline the expectations for all parties: the intern, parent/guardian, site supervisor/mentor, internship supervisor and the school. Students will complete a research assignment on a topic relating to their career. At the end of the internship, students will present a summary of their internship experience and their research to a committee of teachers and administrators. Internships will be unpaid and will include a series of meetings or seminars with the internship coordinator.