Be a Mentor • Share Your Knowledge • Inspire Students through Internships
We are re-imagining education.
At the core of our approach is developing close relationships with students and families, helping students identify what they are passionate about, and then harnessing this motivation to drive rigorous learning connected to experiences in real workplaces.
Our work is focused on relationships, rigor, and relevance. The tools for career readiness learning include individualized learning plans, Learning through Interests and Internships (LTI) coaching, and a breakthrough college transition program.
Critical to the success of our school’s structure is the head-start students get by completing career development courses and engaging in real world experiences.
At Big Picture, internships are very important to student learning. These experiences allow our students to engage real world work environments based on career interests. Big Picture gives students opportunities to help prepare them for life outside of high school. State-approved paperwork is used when building an internship. Teachers, students, and mentors keep a close communicative relationship.
We have welcomed hundreds of professionals to our mentor cadre. As a mentor, your most important responsibility is providing guidance and knowledge. We think it’s important for mentors to keep us in the loop with how their student intern is doing, so we ask them complete a Student Evaluation paper. This allows the teacher and student to see things they are doing well and things they can improve.
Internship timelines vary. Depending on where the student is and what the future mentor is looking for, some internships can last up to a full school year. Others sometimes last for a couple months.