Implemented this school year, this program provides qualified senior students the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience outside the classroom in preparation for their post-secondary life, whether it be continuing their education or entering the workforce. Students gain this experience while receiving credits towards high school graduation.
Senior Options Program Mission:
- Consolidate and apply high school coursework into meaningful, real world experiences
- Connect and network with the outside world
- Gain real life experiences and skills
- Provide meaning for the pursuit of higher level of education and professional life
High School Plus @ Camden County College: Professor-taught classes; Camden County College range of courses; Earn college credits; 40% of senior class currently placed
Internships: Typically unpaid professional experience; Matches student to field of interest; Student interns journal daily and research their career choices; Students are able to apply for their own internship; Example partner sites include Campbell Soup Company, Camden Aquarium, Cooper Medical School, Hopeworks 'N Camden, Hispanic Family Center, Rowan University, etc.; 25% of senior class currently placed
Cooperative Education Program: Bridges the gap between education and employment; Combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training; Supports student career decisions and career clusters; 20% of senior class currently placed
Portfolio Placement: College level courses for college bound students; Internationally recognized coursework; College credit award program; 15% of senior class currently placed
Community Service: the 2019 Senior Class spends between 20-100 hours performing community service with a focus on providing a necessity back to the community. Service partner agencies include but are not limited to MANNA, Philabundance, Food Bank of South Jersey, Collingswood Manor, Habitat for Humanity, Kroc Center/Salvation Army, Farmers Against Hunger, New Jersey Tree Foundation, etc.
Gabriel Colon provides an overview of his experiences at Campbell Soup Company during a six-week internship
Gabriel Colon works in Campbell's Research and Development executive kitchens to create special batches. Campbell's Executive Chef Gerald originally met Gabriel at Camden Academy's Career Day in May 2018.
If you have an opportunity to host a Camden Academy Charter High School Senior student as an intern, co-op, or worker at your company or business, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-365-1000, x604
At Charter, our students are college bound. Camden Academy has graduated 13 senior classes with over a 95% graduation rate.
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