Course Offerings

Career Exploration (Internship)

Available 2-3 periods in schedule (PM)                                                                                                                               Grade 12

Recommended by Guidance Counselor

The Internship Program/ Senior Experience is an interactive learning partnership through which students increase, in depth and scope, their knowledge and abilities in a select area of study under the guidance of the internship coordinator, a job coach as well as a mentor on their internship site.

The success of each student is based on that individual actively participating in an area of interest that they wish to pursue as a possible career post high school.  Different mentors approach this in different ways. Some mentors prepare a special project specifically designed for the student to develop his/her skills. Others bring the student into an ongoing project that may require the student to either work in collaboration with other colleagues or to work independently on one aspect of the project, which the student is capable of undertaking with minimal supervision. In general, internships in the business community include the intern’s participation in professionally related activities. The internship may be in any discipline or involve any profession; however, it is mandatory that the student be an active participant in activities related to the field of study. Students are placed on non-paid internships in the community for 2-3 periods a day. These internships match the student’s career plan that is developed in the course component. Exploration of postsecondary colleges and training programs are also explored to assure a successful transition from High School to the Adult Community.

Honors Teacher Cadet Program

(Full-year elective)                                                                                                                                                                     Grade 12

The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement’s (CERRA) nationally-recognized Teacher Cadet Program is an innovative, curriculum-based college level course designed to attract talented young people to the education profession through a challenging introduction to teaching. The Teacher Cadet Program seeks to provide high school students insight into the nature of teaching, the problems of schooling, and the critical issues affecting the quality of education in America’s schools. This honors-level course requires a GPA of 3.0. Information on the application process is available in Guidance and requires an interview, application and essay. Students receive college credit from Rider University with successful completion of the program.

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