Company/Organization: Academies @ Englewood
Topic of Internship
English Department (Student intern)
The Academies@Englewood is a public high school that started in 2002 and is located on the campus of Dwight Morrow High School. The students must begin the application process when they are in eighth grade as to gain entrance upon reaching their freshman year. It is a rigorous task, similar to a College application process, but it pays dividends similar to the College experience. The students must submit written essays, obtain recommendations, take a test, and complete an interview before they receive an answer. Once accepted, the students begin the long and challenging curriculum of all honors courses, ranging from high school to college level difficulties. Students have more opportunities at the Academies than most students in regular high schools are able to acquire. The Academies@Englewood is a great school that can help students excel academically and help prepare them for the future.
Summary of Internship
It is my duty to do fulfill my obligations given to me by Ms. McGrath, who is a junior English teacher, when I am in the South building. And by Mr. Market, who teaches Senior English and Special Education classes, when I am in the North building. When I am in the South Building, my duties include: making copies, grading papers, fielding questions, filing, planning for Ms. McGrath’s and my own lesson plans, and other miscellaneous tasks that need to be done. This is all done on a good day. There have been a few occasions when Ms McGrath has called upon me to facilitate her classroom; this experience has benefited me greatly because I wish to become an English teacher myself. In the North building, it is my job to keep the students in the reading 180 course focused. Whether I am helping them read and comprehend or keeping them from being distracted, I am there to aid Mr. Market in what he asks of me. When in either building, my job is simply to help students with their current assignments and aid the teachers who I am working with in any way possible.
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