Pathway Internships

Program Overview

Students interested in applying the skills and knowledge they have learned and developed through specific courses in the high school curriculum may elect this independent study type course for one or two semesters.  Each Pathway Internship will be individually tailored to the abilities and interests of the student.  The specific content, including a formal written proposal, will be developed by the student and a faculty sponsor who must be secured by the student and who will agree to assist and supervise the student on a regular basis.  If the project is performed outside the school, release time may be granted up to ten periods per week; credit will be assigned on the basis of time devoted to the project. Regardless of the project location, no pay may be accepted by the student.  Transportation in all cases will be the student's responsibility.  All Pathway Internships will be coordinated, monitored, and evaluated by the Career Coordinator.  Proposals for Pathway Internships will be reviewed by a staff committee and approved or disapproved prior to the end of the school year.  
PATHWAY INTERNSHIP (SEMESTER)
306454
.5 Credit    1.0 Weight

PATHWAY INTERNSHIP (SEMESTER)
306455            
1 Credit    1.0 Weight

PATHWAY INTERNSHIP (SEMESTER)
306458            
1.5 Credits    1.0 Weight

PATHWAY INTERNSHIP (SEMESTER)
306460            
3 Credits    1.0 Weight
 
PATHWAY INTERNSHIP (FULL YEAR)
306456  
1 Credit    1.0 Weight
 
PATHWAY INTERNSHIP (FULL YEAR)
306457
2 Credits    1.0 Weight
 
PATHWAY INTERNSHIP (FULL YEAR)
306459          
1.5 Credits    1.0 Weight
 
PATHWAY INTERNSHIP (FULL YEAR)
306461
3 Credits    1.0 Weight

Prerequisite(s):  Approval of faculty sponsor and review committee
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ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING (ACE)
306554
.5 Credit    1.0 Weight     

The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) helps mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction.  The ACE mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.
 
Teams are composed of 15-25 students and their industry mentors.  Each team is set up to emulate an actual design team, with students guided through a mock design project by their architect, engineer, and construction management mentors. Several companies will be assigned to each team, each providing one or two mentors.  Mentors guide the students as they work towards a final project, introducing them to the careers, industry vocabulary, and various roles companies play in the construction industry. ACE runs for the duration of the school year.  The teams meet for approximately 15 sessions, for about two hours after school.

In addition to these team sessions, there are also all-team activities such as "College Night" and field trips to construction sites.  Each team meets on a specific day of the week, with varying meeting locations where possible.  The meetings are held either in schools or at the offices of the firms to give the students as authentic an experience as possible. Transportation to and from the meetings is generally the responsibility of the students.
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