The application period for the 2019-2020 school year is now closed.The Honors Mentorship Program is an instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted or artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching career-oriented opportunities not usually available within the regular classroom. Selected participants understand that this course replaces an otherwise traditional elective credit. Open to honors level juniors and seniors, the program expands the elective curriculum beyond the school site. Students work and study under the direction of a Community Mentor – a person of recognized ability and success in the community. This internship incorporates the student’s individual talents and intellectual abilities. The rigorous curriculum and demands of this course require students to be focused, goal-oriented, self-motivated, mature, determined to pursue enriched learning, and passionate about a particular career field.
Students must complete an application process during their sophomore or junior year to be considered for the program the following school year. Students submit transcripts, teacher recommendation forms, and other pertinent information with the application to show evidence of their creativity, leadership, and ability to be self-directed learners. Students must demonstrate a strong desire to experience a program that is both intellectually challenging and career-based. The Honors Mentorship Selection Committee uses written documentation and information gathered during the student interview to rank nominees and select participants in the spring for the following school year.
Selected students understand that they will need to invest a minimum number of hours per week, depending on your HMP class scheduling, in order to receive full credit for the course. This schedule is flexible and both the student and the mentor determine the weekly meeting times. Other requirements for this course include: providing suggested names and/or specific businesses as potential mentors in the chosen career field; attending all meetings with the Honors Mentorship Teacher and Community Mentor, creating a career portfolio, using technology throughout the course, presenting a culminating capstone project to a panel of community professionals, participating in team-building activities, and working with a Community Mentor Professional in his/her career field.
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Please see your guidance counselor or email Jennifer Killingsworth (Program Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the program.