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Career Discovery

For High School Students Looking to Tomorrow, Today

STEM Career Discovery offers students a menu of options to explore STEM & other career fields in real world settings that can potentially lead to an internship/apprenticeship or full/part-time job after graduation and during college. The program is open to students in grades 9-12. Students, please click here to apply to any of the programs below.
 
 
 
Career Discovery Options
 
P-TECH allows students to begin in grade 9 and continue for up to six years in order to graduate with a high school diploma and industry-recognized associate degree, in addition to gaining relevant workplace skills and valuable internships. STEM School Highlands Ranch currently offers the mechatronics pathway, which is a synergetic integration of mechanical, electrical, control automation, robotics, computer systems for industry and computer engineering technologies.Click here for the complete P-TECH policy.
 
CareerWise is for students in grades 11 and 12, in partnership with
CareerWise Colorado. CareerWise is an organization that places our high school exploring robotsstudents in paid apprenticeships with industry leaders in four fields: financial services, business operations, advanced manufacturing and computers. Students should apply directly to CareerWise. The program requires a three-year commitment.
 
Career Mentor Program (CMP) is for students in grades 10-12. Students are matched with a mentor in their fields of interest. Through the academic year, students will spend approximately 20-30 hours with their mentors, shadowing them in the work place. Students will also attend roundtable discussions as a cohort to reflect on their experiences. 
 
Career Discovery Job Shadow Day
Internships are for students in grades 11 and 12.  STEM School Highlands Ranch offers the opportunity for students to obtain general elective credit by participating in an approved internship experience that aligns with the student’s career aspirations. Detailed information on this opportunity and the application can be found here
 
Career Discovery Events are for students in grades 10-12. Career Discovery team will plan, fundraise, market and execute Career Discovery evening events, held each semester. These events help to guide high school students in their career discovery by bringing industry experts to the school for demonstrations and up close and personal exposure to a number of career fields.
 
Concurrent Enrollment (CE), enables students to take classes both on our campus and off campus for college credit, while still enrolled in high school.  With a guarantee transfer of credit to Colorado public universities, this opportunity provides both an additional pathway for rigorous coursework, and is an ideal way for families to save money on college tuition. The CE policy can be found here.
 
 
Questions? Below is contact information for the STEM Career Discovery team:
 
Hannah Reese, Internships
Liz Dougan, CE oversight
Kandace Lytle, CareerWise, off campus Concurrent Enrollment
Aimee Wilmot, on campus Concurrent Enrollment
Lauren Harper, Career Mentor Program