About the program

2017-18 Mentorship Applications

The spring application period is March 1 - April 21, 2017, 3PM.  The fall/final application period is August 16 - September 8, 2017, 3PM.  Applications must be complete to be considered.


The 2018-19 application window will open on March 1, 2018.

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The Gifted Mentorship program is for the exceptional 11th and 12th grade high school student who has the self-discipline and interest to pursue independent study under the direction of a professional/ expert in a field of great interest to the student. The mentor program is a part of the district's Gifted Program.


Mentorship study programs are for high-ability, high-achieving students who often have completed all advanced coursework available at the high school level or who are currently enrolled in coursework that applies to their area of interest. The program gives motivated, mature high school students an idea of what it is like to work in a field of their interest by being teamed with a professional who acts as their mentor during a 45- to 60-hour program.


The mentor, the student, and the coordinator design a curriculum of activities and projects that expose the student to real-life work situations as well as the latest information and technology in the field. The mentorship is usually completed in ninety days. Meeting times are arranged when it works best for the mentor and the student: usually after school and on in-service days. Students receive half an elective credit for the mentorship when they successfully complete a range of requirements.


Special thanks to BP for their support of the Gifted Mentorship Program. Their generous grant and excellent mentors make this program possible. 


Paper with pen Students must submit an application, meet test and grade criteria, have two recommendations and be interviewed to participate in the Gifted Mentorships Program.

Requirements and application »


Check mark ‌Students must complete several requirements in order to receive credit for their mentorship.



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