Partnership Interest Form

Hello, Potential Community Partner!

We would like to invite you to partner with us in supporting a unique educational opportunity. By doing so, you would be helping to strengthen the pipeline between work and school, ensuring that our students are career-ready, and that you have a future work force that meets your needs. Arlington Tech is a rigorous, project-based learning, high school program that prepares students to succeed in college and in the workplace through collaborative problem solving. Students complete rigorous academic classes, including dual enrolled college courses. In addition, students have three years of career and educational courses aligned to their college and career goals. The Capstone is a culminating year-long, work based learning experience where students can apply what they have learned in school.

Capstone Requirements

The Capstone requires a minimum of 280 hours of work, and students receive a high school credit for their experience. Students can complete their capstone in one or a combination of the following three areas:

Intern:

  • Students work directly with a mentor supervisor at a job site
  • Students maintain daily responsibilities and integrate as an employee/team member
  • Students receive professional evaluations of their work on a regular basis, at least quarterly
  • Capstone ends in a culminating presentation where students showcase the work they have done over the year

Project Consultant:

  • Company or client “hires” student to provide a good or service
  • The scope/parameters of work and how frequently the student reports to company/client are defined in consultancy
  • Student may work at partner location or independently
  • Consultants can be paid or unpaid
  • Students receive professional evaluations of their work on a regular basis, at least quarterly
  • Capstone ends in a culminating presentation where students showcase the work they have done over the year

Principal Investigator:

  • Student develops a research question and research proposal in accordance to ISEF guidelines
  • Student works collaboratively with a partner who may serve as the client or advisor to the research
  • Students will write a final thesis
  • Student may work at partner location or independently
  • Students receive professional evaluations of their work on a regular basis, at least quarterly
  • Capstone ends in a culminating presentation where students showcase the work they have done over the year

Sample Partnership Agreement

All students need to have a Work Study Agreement form in place defining their Capstone experience before they can start.

Next StepsI

We invite you to consider if your organization may support a student in one of these three capacities. If you would like to discuss developing a partnership to host a student or support the program in some other way, please fill out this interest survey: https://forms.gle/mV6NPqhrrUVVgyu17.

We sincerely appreciate your time and consideration!

Michele”Micki” Coffman
Capstone Coordinator
michele.coffman@apsva.us
703-228-5791

Please feel free to email the Capstone Coordinator (laura.dinardo@apsva.us)  michele.coffman@apsva.us with any questions you might have. Thank you!