Mentorship

During their Junior year students at Averroes will be paired up with a mentor in the career of their interest. Perhaps no other intervention in the lives of young people makes as much intuitive sense as the concept of mentoring by caring and competent adults. Fortunately, in the case of high school mentoring, these intuitive good feelings are well supported by research. Students who take part in carefully planned, long-term mentoring programs have higher grade-point averages, are more likely to attend college or post-secondary training programs and report improved social and family relationships.

Internship

During their senior year, students choose an internship of their choice. Internships benefit students in numerous ways including getting a “real world” perspective, acquiring new skills, building a strong resume, networking with potential employers and other professionals.

The opportunity to "test drive" a career (Would I be happier in engineering or in law? Am I more comfortable working with patients or in a lab?)
Chances to network
Establishing relationships with mentors
Possible college credit or certification
An introduction to the field's culture and etiquette (Are clients addressed by their first name? Are jeans appropriate for Casual Friday?)
Accumulating new skills
Gaining a "real world" perspective on an occupation