The mission of the Service Learning/Internship program is to provide students with the opportunity to self-design a community-connected service or work experience. Through this program, students will have the opportunity to enhance their experience at Milton High School through helping others, learning new skills, and applying knowledge to new situations. This experience includes making connections with the community beyond the school. This graduation requirement’s guiding principle is that all students must demonstrate the ability to research a subject of their choosing, take part in a meaningful service/internship directly related to that subject, and demonstrate learning through keeping a record of learning and the creation of a final presentation.
Exploration of a student’s internship/service learning begins in the first year of advisory. Students will map out interests and begin exploring opportunities for completion of the project. Requirements include:
- Completing the mapping process in teacher advisory
- Meeting with the Service Learning coordinator to discuss possibilities for the internship/service learning experience and finalize logistics and details
- Creating and presenting a project proposal
- Completion of 30 hours of internship/service experience dedicated to the project
- Presentation of the project and written reflection
Upon successful completion of this requirement, students will earn .5 credit.
(Note: This project MUST be completed by January of a student’s year of graduation.)
**If students wish to continue their service learning/internship beyond the required 30 hours, they have the opportunity to earn additional credit for their service. For every 60 hours of service/internship, students can earn .5 credit.