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Beverly High School 
Senior Internship Program 
R.E.A.C.H 
Respect 
Enthusiasm 
Achievement 
Citizenship 
Hard-work 
Schoo...
College & Career Readiness Committee 
Continuation - Community Resources Committee 
Visited - Manchester - Score Program 
...
Goals for REACH Program 
• To create a real world experience for our Seniors 
• To create a sense of independence 
• To al...
Why Senior Internship Project? 
• Beverly Public School Strategic Plan - Strategy VIII: 
• Step by step, we strive to ensu...
21st Century Skills 
Life and Career Skills 
Today’s life and work environments require far more than thinking skills and ...
21st Century Skills 
Learning and Innovation Skills 
Learning and innovation skills are what separate students 
who are pr...
REACH Program - Advisories 
Naviance - Target Internship Interests 
Develop Internship Proposal 
Connect with Internship 
...
Time Frame for REACH Program 
• September 2014-March 2015 - Use Advisory 
time for Internship preparation. Plan 
developed...
Common Questions 
• Transportation? 
• Timing with college applications? 
• Contacting potential internship sites? 
• Be p...
Transportation 
#1 Question - Beverly has many potential Internship options 
which are within walking distance. (Groups ca...
REACH Program Participation requirements 
On track to graduate 
Passing all courses 
Good behavior - no discipline issues ...
Can my child be paid? - use their Current Job? 
Purpose of Internship - Real world experience to help shape 
potential car...
What if my child cannot find an Internship? 
• Safeguards - January check-in 
•Will be able to gauge progress of potential...
How will my Child Be evaluated? 
• Site Attendance 
•Weekly Blog/Journal Entries (Will review expectations 
during advisor...
College Applications - Time Crunch 
Final proposal - Due March 11th (Most college applications 
due Jan 1st) 
Advisory tim...
Senior Fun? 
• Senior Week - not affected (after Internship) 
• Spirit Week - Will work with student leadership to set the...
What Happens if my Child is not fulfilling Internship 
requirements? 
Mid-term check in with Mentor - Early May 
Beverly S...
Will my Child not Graduate if they fail the Internship? 
• Safeguards - Midpoint check in, talk to Site Supervisor 
• If m...
What if My Child Doesn’t Like Their Internship? 
Mid-term check in with Mentor - Early May 
Beverly Supervisor & College/C...
How does REACH work with Guidance? 
Grades for leaving classes - for REACH Program: 
1. Final grades for Quarter 4 courses...
Missing Quarter 4? 
Last 4 weeks of course - From April vacation to May 22. 
Curriculum will be adjusted for Senior Classe...
What if there is a “Special Class” 
A student may also design their internship by remaining in a 
“special” course and par...
Some 2nd Semester Electives 
Business Law 
Psychology 
Civics 
Film & Literature 
Irish Studies
AP Testing Dates - 2015 
• English - May 6 
• Chemistry - May 4 
• Calculus - May 5 
• US History - May 8 
• Biology & Phy...
Adjustments - Based on 4th Quarter Internship Program 
• AP Students - finish AP class (5 hours reduced per week - for eac...
Limited Internship - AP & Performing Arts 
• 4 AP Courses and Performing Arts Course 
• 5 Hours per week until AP Testing ...
What if I know about a good potential Internship? 
Please let me know 
dbauer@beverlyschools.org 
We send information to p...
REACH Program - Community Connections 
• Beverly Chamber of Commerce 
• Beverly Senior Center 
• Beverly Library 
• Beverl...
Is the Senior Internship Program Mandatory? 
No - However, the expectation is that all of our Seniors 
complete a College/...
What if I do not want my Child to Participate? 
Opt-out option 
Parents have a final sign-off for Internship proposal 
Con...
Further Communication? 
• BHSonline - Details of project, expectations, forms 
needed 
• Brochure - parents & potential in...
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BHS REACH - Senior Internship Parents Presentation

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Presentation from 9/15/14 for parents on the new BHS internship program.

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BHS REACH - Senior Internship Parents Presentation

  1. 1. Beverly High School Senior Internship Program R.E.A.C.H Respect Enthusiasm Achievement Citizenship Hard-work School & Career Readiness Committee Members: Julie Angelo, Johanna Borsetti, Paula Borsetti, Barb Fecteau, Ellie Henebury Nancy Schalch, Matt Smith, Megan Sudak *NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION* *All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Beverly Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender identity,sexual orientation, homelessness, age, disability,and any other class or characteristic protected by law.* Parent Presentation - 9/15/14
  2. 2. College & Career Readiness Committee Continuation - Community Resources Committee Visited - Manchester - Score Program Previous visits - Masconomet, Marblehead, Reading Examined - Malden, Natick programs Developing Sr. Internship elements Internship connections, Website, documents
  3. 3. Goals for REACH Program • To create a real world experience for our Seniors • To create a sense of independence • To allow our students to formulate a plan to study an area of interest before they leave BHS • For our seniors to look at a potential career path • BHS Improvement Plan - College & Career Readiness action step, culmination of SLC Grant
  4. 4. Why Senior Internship Project? • Beverly Public School Strategic Plan - Strategy VIII: • Step by step, we strive to ensure that our students have the tools and skills necessary to succeed after leaving Beverly Public Schools, a college, university or the ever changing workplace of the 21st Century • 5 Year SLC (Smaller Learning Communities Grant) Culmination - Senior project (College/Career Readiness. • BHS Improvement Plan
  5. 5. 21st Century Skills Life and Career Skills Today’s life and work environments require far more than thinking skills and content knowledge. The ability to navigate the complex life and work environments in the globally competitive information age requires students to pay rigorous attention to developing adequate life and career skills, such as: • Flexibility and Adaptability • Initiative and Self­Direction • Social and Cross­Cultural Skills
  6. 6. 21st Century Skills Learning and Innovation Skills Learning and innovation skills are what separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in today’s world and those who are not. They include: • Creativity and Innovation • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  7. 7. REACH Program - Advisories Naviance - Target Internship Interests Develop Internship Proposal Connect with Internship Connect with Mentor Work presentation components, panel expectations, set up blog & expectations Meeting skills, interview skills
  8. 8. Time Frame for REACH Program • September 2014-March 2015 - Use Advisory time for Internship preparation. Plan developed • January 2015- Check progress towards internship • March 2015 - Submission of proposal for evaluation. (Committee evaluation) • April 17, 2015- Complete Sign-Out process • Begin Internship - April 27th • End of May - Completion of Internship & Presentation
  9. 9. Common Questions • Transportation? • Timing with college applications? • Contacting potential internship sites? • Be paid? • Work with parent? • Work at home? • How does it work with 3 quarters as opposed to 4 quarters for curriculum? • What if my child doesn’t like their internship? • Senior week activities?
  10. 10. Transportation #1 Question - Beverly has many potential Internship options which are within walking distance. (Groups can work together) Examples - Cummings Center Beverly Hospital Beverly Schools Beverly Businesses **We will not limit Internship to just Beverly area**
  11. 11. REACH Program Participation requirements On track to graduate Passing all courses Good behavior - no discipline issues Sign out procedure - Obligations, Teacher signatures, Guidance signatures, Assistant Principal signature Parent/Guardian Permission
  12. 12. Can my child be paid? - use their Current Job? Purpose of Internship - Real world experience to help shape potential career/college aspirations. Examples - Shaw’s (Book keeping - Accounting) Day Care Center (Early Childhood Education) Super Sub - (Learning about running a business - all aspects; purchasing, planning, supervision) Landscaping - Scheduling, business plan, horticulture
  13. 13. What if my child cannot find an Internship? • Safeguards - January check-in •Will be able to gauge progress of potential Internship • Difficult situations - referred by Mentor to College/Career Readiness Committee • Meet with student individually - case by case • Meet with parents if needed (communication) • More focus in Advisory with finding Internship
  14. 14. How will my Child Be evaluated? • Site Attendance •Weekly Blog/Journal Entries (Will review expectations during advisory) • Final Presentation (Expectations will be reviewed during advisory) • Panel (Expectations will be reviewed during advisory) • Site Evaluation (Will be submitted by May 22nd) • Pass/Fail - Final grade
  15. 15. College Applications - Time Crunch Final proposal - Due March 11th (Most college applications due Jan 1st) Advisory time for much of the preparation (built in time during school day - Each Wednesday) Mid-January - Check in on Status for each senior. Will know by this point who may need more attention. Begin Internship after April 1st notification of college acceptance.
  16. 16. Senior Fun? • Senior Week - not affected (after Internship) • Spirit Week - Will work with student leadership to set the week before seniors go out on Internship • Music Trip - Of Course! • Extra-curricular Activities - Of Course! • Senior Awards ceremony - Not impacted
  17. 17. What Happens if my Child is not fulfilling Internship requirements? Mid-term check in with Mentor - Early May Beverly Supervisor & College/Career Readiness Committee will have contact with Site Supervisors Meet with Student (Parent/Guardian if needed) Review Internship program requirements & expectations Meeting with Student & Site Supervisor if needed **Ultimately - return to BHS if not participating**
  18. 18. Will my Child not Graduate if they fail the Internship? • Safeguards - Midpoint check in, talk to Site Supervisor • If mid-point problem - either make correction or back to BHS •Will work individually with Assistant Principal to ensure student completes Internship requirements • Remediation time - 1st Week of June if needed
  19. 19. What if My Child Doesn’t Like Their Internship? Mid-term check in with Mentor - Early May Beverly Supervisor & College/Career Readiness Committee will have contact with Site Supervisors Speak with Student Review proposal & expectations Meeting with Student & Site Supervisor if needed Adjustments if needed
  20. 20. How does REACH work with Guidance? Grades for leaving classes - for REACH Program: 1. Final grades for Quarter 4 courses to equal the third quarter grade. 2. The fourth quarter course "Intern Study Program" will be added to each participant's schedule. This “course”will not calculated toward the GPA or Credits.
  21. 21. Missing Quarter 4? Last 4 weeks of course - From April vacation to May 22. Curriculum will be adjusted for Senior Classes - English, Math. Not an increase in work. Standards Based classes. AP Courses - No changes. Leave course after AP exam. Second Semester Electives - Adjustments to emphasize 3rd quarter Senior Finals - Will make adjustments in mixed classes
  22. 22. What if there is a “Special Class” A student may also design their internship by remaining in a “special” course and participate in the Intern Study Program with a reduction of time. Items to consider - Is the course connected to potential career? Or program of study? Is course connected to potential internship? Example - Spanish V (Student wishing to take Spanish AP Test)
  23. 23. Some 2nd Semester Electives Business Law Psychology Civics Film & Literature Irish Studies
  24. 24. AP Testing Dates - 2015 • English - May 6 • Chemistry - May 4 • Calculus - May 5 • US History - May 8 • Biology & Physics - May 11 **About 2 weeks before end of Internship program
  25. 25. Adjustments - Based on 4th Quarter Internship Program • AP Students - finish AP class (5 hours reduced per week - for each AP Course) • Performing Arts - treat like AP course (reduction of internship & attend rehearsals) • Senior Finals - Week before going out on internship (Split classes) • Full year courses - factor grade on 3 quarters • Second semester electives - factor grade on 3rd quarter • Athletics - full participation • Music Trip - make adjustment after trip with Internship hours
  26. 26. Limited Internship - AP & Performing Arts • 4 AP Courses and Performing Arts Course • 5 Hours per week until AP Testing (2 Weeks after AP Exams) • Project Option - Area of interest (research, charitable work, service learning) • Shadow Option - Shadow area of interest, limited time • Group Project - Can work with group of students • Community Service - Connect community service into project/presentation
  27. 27. What if I know about a good potential Internship? Please let me know dbauer@beverlyschools.org We send information to potential internship site. We are putting together information packet to send to potential sites. Working with Rotary, Chamber of Commerce
  28. 28. REACH Program - Community Connections • Beverly Chamber of Commerce • Beverly Senior Center • Beverly Library • Beverly Police Department • Beverly Hospital • Beverly Fire Department • Local Colleges - NSCC, Salem State, Montserat, Endicott
  29. 29. Is the Senior Internship Program Mandatory? No - However, the expectation is that all of our Seniors complete a College/Career Readiness capstone project. All the Senior Advisory work is about the Internship program Seniors will go out - few will be left behind 1st Year is Pilot for the Senior Internship Program Projects, Community Service/Learning Areas will be considered We have worked to make the program fit all of BHS needs
  30. 30. What if I do not want my Child to Participate? Opt-out option Parents have a final sign-off for Internship proposal Continue to work during Advisory time - Virtual Internship project, College/Career Awareness
  31. 31. Further Communication? • BHSonline - Details of project, expectations, forms needed • Brochure - parents & potential internship sites • Moodle Page for Students - Details & forms needed • Parental/guardian sign-off - final proposal • A student load of under 90 for freshman classes • Guidance counselors assigned to team • Assistant principal assigned to academy • Teams in close proximity-academy located on the 4th floor • Teaching schedule of 4 freshman classes and one non-freshman class

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