Program Information

Background

Bryant School District recognizes the need to provide meaningful and engaging experiences for students that lead to pathways to be career and/or college ready. 

  • In a survey presented to sophomores and juniors in 2016, 93% of students indicated they would value the opportunity to gain real world experiences in career paths that interest them. 
  • Based on data gathered in the 2015-16 school year, it was projected that:
    • 83% of 2017 seniors only needed 3 credits to graduate
    • 65% of 2017 seniors only needed 2 credits to graduate
    • 17% of 2017 seniors only needed English 12 to graduate
  • In March 2016, the Arkansas State Board of Education granted Bryant School District a seat time waiver that opened the doors for the Internship Program. 

Program Highlights

  • Students gain experience and learn skills beneficial for college and/or workforce
  • Place students in positions related to career fields of interest
  • Goal is to have students work a minimum of 10 hours a week
  • Students can have up to 3 class periods of Internship; 1st – 3rd periods OR 5th-7th periods
  • Students will receive a grade/credit per period of Internship
  • Coordinators will be in contact with students/supervisors regularly