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Career Cluster Internship

Explore one or more career clusters. Career clusters are groups of careers for which you need similar knowledge and skills. Overview Essential Question: Would this career cluster suit me? Area(s) of Study: One of 16 career clusters Amount of credit earned: Embedded in a 1/2 credit semester course Community Partners: a mentor-type person from the… Continue reading: Career Cluster Internship


Salon Services

Practice your salon skills in a student-run salon. Overview Essential Question: What makes an exceptional client experience in a salon? Area(s) of Study: Cosmetology Amount of credit earned: Group ELO embedded in a 2-year program earning two credits per year. Community Partners: Advisory board composed of area salon owners and stylists, customers receiving  services, and… Continue reading: Salon Services

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Testing Watershed Quality

Become a consultant to analyze water quality, perform chemical and biological water testing, review all situations (good and bad), and give sound advice to the town council to improve water quality. Overview Essential Question: How can chemical data, biodiversity and trophic state be used to determine overall water quality and how the quality can be… Continue reading: Testing Watershed Quality


Engineering Design and Development

Choose a real world problem in the STEM fields, and design a possible solution. Overview Essential Question: How can an engineer design a solution to a local, regional or global problem that benefits industry and society? Area(s) of Study: Engineering Amount of credit earned: One credit Community Partners: Could be manufacturing and engineering firms, college… Continue reading: Engineering Design and Development


Chef-to-School Specialty Dinners

Work with local chefs and restaurants to compose menus of their signature dishes. Prepare the food and serve it to the local community one evening. Overview Essential Question: Is there more to executing a successful meal service than just the ability to cook? Area(s) of Study: Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management Amount of credit earned: Group… Continue reading: Chef-to-School Specialty Dinners


Arranging Music for a Band

Arrange an original composition for your high school band. Overview Essential Question: How do musicians generate ideas, make creative decisions, and decide when creative work is ready to share? Area(s) of Study: Music Amount of credit earned: 0.5 Music elective credit Community Partner: Band director Competencies Use sound to represent ideas. Use sound to make expressive statements. Demonstrate the… Continue reading: Arranging Music for a Band

Medical Lab Technology

Work as a tech in a real medical lab. See if phlebotomist could be a career for you. Overview Essential Question: How can I expand my knowledge of medical lab technology and explore whether or not I am suited for a career as a medical lab technician? Areas of study: Technology Type and amount of… Continue reading: Medical Lab Technology

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TV News Broadcaster

Lights, camera, action! Learn and practice the techniques and strategies reporters use in broadcasting and interviewing in the studio and on the scene. Overview Essential Question: What’s involved in broadcasting to the local community? Area(s) of Study: Communciations Amount of credit earned: one half elective credit Community Partner: Cable studio program director, town administrator, recreation… Continue reading: TV News Broadcaster

IT Problems and Solutions

Improve your technical problem solving skills by supporting departments in your town. Overview Essential Question: How can I apply technical skills to assist town operations? Area(s) of Study: Information Technology Amount of credit earned: one elective credit Community Partner: Town information technology director Competencies Protocols and operations – demonstrate an understanding of the link between… Continue reading: IT Problems and Solutions