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Career Development Internships

Ms. Linda Criniti
Ms. Joyce Frink
Ms. Gabrielle Lerro
Ms. Ann Malatino
Ms. Maria Rosetti





Career Development is a very special part of our school. We are preparing our students for life’s biggest challenges. Our students serve as mentors, interns and co-workers in the business world. These students receive hands on experience in a variety of careers. Our goal is to give each student the opportunity to experience a different career choice each year. As part of our Mission Statement, our students will develop essential career skills while giving them extensive experiences in service to their community. In this way, Prep Charter High School will also serve to strengthen the Philadelphia Community by deepening the commitment between the community and its young people.

Service Learning Sites:

• Christopher Columbus Charter School: 9th & Christian Streets
• Girard Elementary School: 18th & Snyder Avenue
• Kirkbride Elementary School: 7th & Dickinson Streets
• Taggart Elementary School: 4th & Porter Streets
• City Hall (City Council): Broad & Market Streets
• Court of Common Pleas: Broad & Market Streets
• Criminal Justice Center:13th & Filberts Streets
• Jury Commission: 13th & Filbert Streets
• Methodist Hospital: Broad & Ritner Streets
• Pennsylvania Hospital: 8th & Spruce Streets
• Creative and Performing Arts School: Broad & Christian Streets

Goals & Objectives:

9th Grade
• Manners and Attitude in the Workplace
• Personal Hygiene and Dress Code
• Problem Solving on Assigned Site
• Writing Skills
• Research Skills
• Interviewing Process
• Writing Lessons Plans
• Evaluate and Chart Site's Progress for school
One Major Project Due For Each Quarter

10th Grade
• Manners and Attitude in the Workplace
• Personal Hygiene and Dress Code
• Problem Solving on Assigned Site
• Writing Skills
• Research Skills
• Research Criminal Justice System
• Research Medical Field and Legal Drugs
• Preparing a Budget
• Environmental Awareness
• Resume Writing
One Major Project Due For Each Quarter

11th Grade
• Manners and Attitude in the Workplace
• Personal Hygiene and Dress Code
• Problem Solving on Assigned Site
• Writing Skills
• Research Skills
• Early Childhood and Development in Daycare
• Filling out College Applications
• Starting a Business
• Reflections of Community Service While in PCH.
One Major Project Due For Each Quarter

School Rules:

• Respect others and their properties.
• We resolve conflicts in a non-violent manner.
• We fulfill our responsibilities as teachers, students and administrators.

Career Development Procedures:

1. Students are expected to respect each other – no running or horse playing will be tolerated.

2. On the day that you are required to serve your Career Development Internship (City Government or Education), your formal uniform must be worn with a white or navy shirt that has the name Prep Charter High School embroidered across the front. No gym shirts. Identification Badge is to be worn around your neck at all times. Ladies are to wear PANTS ON THEIR CAREER DEVELOPMENT DAY. Black footwear is required; no work boots, clogs or Ugg boots can be worn. No outerwear is to be worn on your assigned site. If there is a need, Prep Charter navy blue sweater, or a navy blue hoody is acceptable. NO EARRINGS, NO BODY PIERCINGS AND NO TATTOOS SHOWING.

3. On the day that you are required to serve your Career Development Internship (Methodist or PA Hospital), your red scrubs must be worn. No outerwear is to be worn on your assigned site. If there is a need, ONLY A WHITE OR RED LONG SLEEVE SHIRT UNDER THE SCRUB SHIRT IS PERMITTED. Sneakers are required; no work boots, clogs or Ugg boots can be worn. NO EARRINGS, NO BODY PIERCINGS AND NO TATTOOS SHOWING.

4. On the day that you are required to serve your Career Development Internship (FELS Community Center), scrubs (your choice) must be worn. NO EARRINGS, NO BODY PIERCINGS, NO TATTOOS SHOWING. Sneakers are required; no work boots, clogs or Ugg boots can be worn. NO EARRINGS, NO BODY PIERCINGS AND NO TATTOOS SHOWING.

5. Students who arrive at their site OUT OF UNIFORM WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE SCHOOL TO ATTEND CLASSES FOR THE DAY. A call will be made to the parent. The student will be sent home to change into the required uniform. After changing into the required uniform the student will then go the office. This will be counted as an unexcused lateness and the student will receive a zero for the day. The student will then have a detention at the end of the day.

6. Uniforms must be presentable; you are a reflection of Prep Charter High.

     a.) Identification Badges – Part of the uniform and must be worn to Career Development. Any student who comes to Career Development without their ID badge will be sent to the school building until 2:45 PM and receive a failing grade for the day.

7. Arrival time is 8:30 - 8:45 AM; each coordinator will inform students of their exact time. At that time attendance will be taken. It is imperative that you arrive on time. Sites to which you are assigned depend on your help. If a two-hour delay is in effect, then students must report to their site by 10:30 AM. It is inconvenient and disruptive when students arrive late. If you are running late or are absent, a call to the coordinator’s cell phone is required.

8. Students in City Government will not have lunch on CDI days because cafeteria services are not available for our use. Please be sure that your child has a good breakfast. Dismissal is at 1:00 PM and students may have lunch at that time.

9. Students in the Medical program will have lunch in the hospital’s cafeteria. Students will receive a food voucher that is worth up to $5.00 at Methodist Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital, any remaining balance is the student’s responsibility.

10. There is to be no gum chewing, snacks, juice or any type of food brought to their site.

11. Electronic devices are not permitted at any site.

12. The students are required to bring their folders every day. Students will do major projects, research papers and journals. All work for a new marking period will be given by the end of the old marking period. Thus, giving students the ability to turn work in early for extra credit. All work must be placed into the colored folder and given first thing in the morning. Failure to turn in work on the due date will result in a lowered grade. If Mrs. Rosetti is the students’ coordinator and the student is absent, he/she must EMAIL THEIR PROJECT BY 9:00 AM ON THE MORNING IT IS DUE to Mrs. Rosetti at MariaSRosetti@aol.com. Students must copy and paste the work, attachments will not be opened. The student's name and section must be in the subject area of the email.

     a.) Research papers are to be typed and double-spaced; all research papers are a minimum of two pages. Your name, section and number must be typed across the top of the page and all work is to be stapled. Technology teachers have agreed to allow each and every student time before the start of the school day to type their papers. However, if that morning is your scheduled career development day then students are not permitted in the school building for this reason.

     b.) Your journal is very important for us to determine if your assigned site is beneficial for you. It will be a very important part of your grade. Each coordinator will inform students when journals are due. There is a minimum of one journal per marking period.

     c.) Major Projects due for Career Development are to be typed and double-spaced; all major projects are a minimum of three pages. Your name, section, and number must be typed across the top of the page and all work stapled. Technology teachers have agreed to allow each and every student time before the start of the school day to type their papers. However, if that morning is your scheduled career development day then students are not permitted in the school building for this reason.

13. Your grade will be determined by three criteria. One-third is your journal/research; One-third is the site’s monthly evaluation, and One-third is the Career Development Leader’s evaluation and major projects. Failure to complete a major project will result in a failure for that quarter. Students are expected to attend Career Development. If a student has more than three unexcused absent days or is frequently late the grade will be affected. The result can possibly cause the student to be removed from the program, receive a failing grade and have to attend summer school. All doctor appointments must be scheduled for after Career Development.

14. Career Development is an accredited course and your best is expected. Failures on the final report card will result in summer school.

15. All work is due on the due date. If not turned in on due date your grade will begin at a 70 and for each day late 10 points will be deducted from your grade. Papers later than one week will receive a zero. Projects and research papers that are completed early may be handed in during Career Development days only. All papers must be stapled and numbered before you turn them in. Extra Credit can only be turned in on student’s Career Development day.




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