Notre Dame has two new programs for seniors this year. One of those is the connectCAPE Program and the other is the A+ Program.
ConnectCAPE consists of senior job shadowing provided by the Cape Chamber of Commerce.
The student participating gives their top three areas of career interest and then the Cape Chamber of Commerce connects them with a chamber member in that area who is willing to have them shadow their job.
This program allows students access to real-world settings, an opportunity to explore career options, and the ability to learn from someone who is currently working in the student’s area of interest.
The main requirements are good school attendance and a good disciplinary record. Although, certain fields do require students to be 18 or older.
There are two four-hour sessions with each shadowing experience, along with a post-shadow survey. The deadline to sign up has already passed, but the program is an annual program which means it will be available next year.
The A+ Program, offers scholarship money toward community colleges and many other Missouri schools. A full list of schools is available from Mrs. Mueth in Guidance.
The requirements include: a 2.5 GPA, a 15-17 on the math portion of the ACT (varies with the student’s GPA), and 50 hours of tutoring or mentoring another student. The 50 hours must be supervised by a member of the Notre Dame faculty or staff.
Students are able to start tutoring or mentoring once they finish their sophomore year and have until three weeks before graduation to earn hours. If interested in either of these programs, see Mrs. Mueth in the Guidance Office.
by Bryson Kielhofner, Staff Writer for the ND student newspaper The Hi-Lites