ERIC Number: ED447653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Education/School-to-Work Models: Best Practices and Unique Approaches. Academic Internship Program, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (North Carolina).
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
The National School-to-Work Office in collaboration with the National Association for Gifted Children, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association for the Gifted, and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted have identified 11 gifted education/school-to-work (GT/STW) models that are either best practices or unique approaches. This information packet provides an overview of one of the unique approaches models: the Academic Internship Program in North Carolina. This 23-year old program, which operates in all 14 Charlotte-Mecklenburg high schools, provides more than 500 students a year with the opportunity to explore career or academic interests through Internships with government agencies and businesses. Students spend a minimum of 45 hours in unpaid internships, and receive elective academic credit and a grade. Group internships teach students about all aspects of an industry. For example, the law group internships provide seminars for students to learn about all types of law and the role of the judiciary. Students also spend 13 hours in courtroom observation. An active advisory board of volunteers represents diverse segments of the community. The information packet includes a description of the program's activities, program evaluation information, a planning guide, a sponsor's guide, a short videotape describing the program, and a curriculum guide. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina