Message: Attention parents of students who will be a senior in the fall of 2016
If your student is planning on completing Practicum/Senior Workshop in the fall of 2016, the last date to turn in partner contact information is July 15, 2016. It is in the student's best interest to complete this ASAP. The partner agreement sheet is attached. Please have the potential partner complete and sign it. You can scan the sheet and email it or send me the contact details via email and bring in the paper copy later.
Partner's First and Last Name/Title
Name of Company/Organization
Complete address with zip code
Partner Phone number
Placements will be on a first come basis. Thank you in advance for your support and have an enjoyable summer.
to HFA Senior Mastery Process (Practicum) Page!
The Practicum Experience at Henry
Ford Academy is a supervised work-based learning experience in which students
are placed with an Adult Partner. With the guidance of the Adult Partner, the
Program Director, and meaningful learning activities, students will research
specific questions about issues that are intriguing and challenging. Students must complete 75 hours of fieldwork over a 6 1/2 week period in order to fulfill the Senior Practicum
requirements. Since the Practicum is considered an extension of classroom
learning, students are not compensated during
the duration of the experience. Students are responsible for their own
transportation. Also, because of the fact that it
is considered an extension of classroom learning, liability is not an issue.
NO HOME-BASED PLACEMENTS WILL BE AUTHORIZED.
PRACTICUM WILL NOT COUNT FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Purpose of
The primary purpose of the Senior
Practicum is to provide students with an opportunity to learn through
experience in an environment where they make valuable connections between
learning in the classroom and learning beyond the school. The goal is to enable
them to become self-initiating learners by developing their own learning plans,
choosing research projects that are interesting and challenging to them, and outlining
a procedure to successfully implement them. Students choose their research
project based on a career interest or personal passion. This experience will assist students
in developing an awareness of the skills and attitudes required to function as
productive, contributing members of the community. It will enable students to
be involved in real-life problem solving, in which they are regarded as
valuable and unique individuals whose ideas, opinions, and suggestions are
respected and considered seriously. Lastly, the Senior Practicum will expand
the students’ awareness of their goals, abilities and interests, relative to
their future endeavors.
By the end of the
Practicum Experience the students will:
- Have made connections between
classroom learning and real world learning.
- Have had the opportunity to
learn by doing.
- Have an increased awareness of
their own interests, abilities and skills to assist them in identifying
and setting future career and personal goals.
- Demonstrate acceptable work
habits and life skills.
- Have the opportunity to work
with diverse groups of people whenever possible.
- Demonstrate organizational and
- Demonstrate an increase in
their self-confidence and social maturity.
- Have identified a research
project based on their career interest or a personal passion/desire.
- Develop a desire to further
pursue their dreams in an area of their interest.
Please refer to
the attached Senior Practicum Package for more detailed information.
For more information, please contact
Sandy Kesavan, Program Director, at 313-982-6192 or 313-505-7224, email email@example.com