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ERIC Number: EJ894698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
San Miguel High School: Focus and Preparation
Principal Leadership, v10 n9 p64-68 May 2010
The corporate internship program is a cornerstone of the education that students receive at San Miguel High School in Tucson, Arizona. Four students share one job, so each student works for a corporate partner outside of the school every fourth day. The money they earn is used to help defray the cost of their education, and the experience is valuable to their overall education. This article discusses how the school prepares their students for college and for a successful career. After a recent summer professional development training, the teachers adopted common language to describe skills that apply to both the classroom and the work site. Consensus was that using a common language to articulate the skills that students' should have would clarify the school's expectations for students. These desired skills are: (1) Persistence with new tasks; (2) Teaming and collaboration; (3) Productivity and self-direction; (4) Complex reasoning (compare, classify, analyze, construct, and support); and (5) Precision and accuracy. Teachers weave these concepts into their lessons so that they can reinforce the school's mission of preparing every student for college and career on a daily basis. The connections between teachers and students, and between students and their goals are clear.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona