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.