Transitional Opportunities

SENIOR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The senior internship program is designed to provide qualified seniors an opportunity to explore the various careers within their chosen pathway. Students will attend school for four or more periods and spend the remainder of their day at their mentoring site. Students will obtain mentor site placements that will enable them to acquire meaningful career related experiences in an atmosphere conducive to learning.

Internships are real-world experiences that may be paid or unpaid. They are tailored to meet the needs of the students and mentor site placements.  The specific hours and time of year in which the internship is carried out will vary depending on the student’s schedule. Internships can run either one or two semesters.

Any senior who enters 12th grade and is a candidate for graduation is eligible to apply for the senior internship program. The application process begins in the spring of the student’s 11th grade year. Students who are accepted into the program will arrange their internship schedule and internship contract with the Career Coordinator. Parental consent is required.

ACE MENTOR PROGRAM OF DAUPHIN COUNTY

The ACE Mentor Program is a national program for juniors and seniors in the field of Architecture, Construction Management, or Engineering. The program will give the student the opportunity to work on a “real life” project, in a team setting, with professionals from all over the Dauphin County area. The sessions are held after school. Dauphin County also provides the same opportunity for sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in the Skilled Trades. The sessions are held after school. Contact the Counseling Office for details.

DUAL ENROLLMENT PARTNERSHIPS

Middletown Area High School has developed articulation agreements with 7 area post-secondary institutions where students can gain college and high school credit for coursework completed during grades 11 (2nd semester) and/or 12.  Contact the Counseling Office for details.

Participating Colleges:

  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
  • Penn State Harrisburg
  • Kaplan Career Institute
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Messiah College
  • Clarion University

NURSE AIDE TRAINING

The nurse aide training program is a 120-hour training opportunity for those students who wish to become certified nurse aides. The program is being offered to high school seniors by the Dauphin County Education Consortium of the Partnership for Career Development through Harrisburg Area Community College and taught at Frey Village. Students will earn elective internship credit.

The purpose of this course is to provide the long-term care nurse aide trainee with a basic level of knowledge and skills needed to care for an elderly resident/client as set forth by the profession of nursing and regulated by the Commonwealth of PA. Upon successful completion of the course, students are prepared to take the PA State Certification Exam for nurse aides. Contact the Counseling Office for details.