Welcome to the Wilson High School Academies & Internship Program
Pathways to the Future: Empowering students to create their own future.
Explore, Investigate, Create
Wilson High School provides opportunities for students to explore a vast array of possible future careers through focused coursework. Students are able to investigate and innovate through coursework, research, and university accredited activities to inspire a future career pathway.
In partnership with our community, parents, staff, and students, Wilson High School identified five critical areas of academia that will promote growth through inquiry and career exploration. The five Academies are an opportunity for students to explore a wide variety of course offerings, engage in college-level research, and investigate possible career pathways in a 21st Century learning environment. Each Academy is comprised of several focused pathways. Each pathway culminates during a student’s senior year with an individualized capstone course or internship and portfolio presentation.
The Wilson High School Academies Checklists
- Advanced Placement Capstone Academy Checklist
- Berks Career and Technology Center Academy Checklist
- Global and Financial Leadership Academy Checklist
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Academy Checklist
- Visual and Performing Arts Academy Checklist
Honors Internship Program
The purpose of this course is to provide a practical introduction to the professional work environment through direct contact with professionals in the community. Students will participate in a workplace experience, in regularly scheduled meetings with the supervising teacher, and in semester presentations. Internships may be paid or unpaid. Internships can be tailored to the unique needs and interests of the learner. A learning agreement outlines the expectations of all parties: the student, parent, supervising teacher, employer, and school.
It is recommended that this course be an honors level course. Internships will provide the highest level of learning via real-world experience in professional settings.
Course credit is determined by the number of hours that a student works at the internship.
- 1.0 Credit – A minimum of 160 hours of internship experience
- .75 Credit – A minimum of 120 hours of internship experience
- .5 Credit – A minimum of 80 hours of internship experience
- .25 Credit – A minimum of 40 hours of internship experience
We believe that 40 hours is the minimum number of hours to provide a valuable learning experience. Hours were based on 45 days during a quarter.
Honors Internship Documents
- Honors Internship Application
- All students are required to complete the attached form in order to apply for admission to the Honor Internship Program.
- Honors Internship Student Contract
- Honors Internship Parent Permission Form
- Honors Internship Grading
- Honors Internship Grade Form for Businesses
- Honors Internship Semester Presentation Form