The Lancer Extended Application Project, also known as LEAP, is a State of Oregon Department of Education Personalized Learning graduation requirement. Internships or “extended applications” are an important mechanism for providing students an opportunity to explore a career and have opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge from school into a professional setting (http://www.oregon.gov/ode/learning-options/CTE/resources/Pages/Internship-Resources.aspx).
Before you get started students must have a signed LEAP Contract on file with the School-to-Career office. Contracts are available at the School-to-Career Office in the STEM building, your counselor’s office, or download it here: 2018.2019LEAPContract. Read the Contract instructions carefully. Fill it out completely and make sure your counselor or Mary Beth Hepp-Elam, School-to-Career Coordinator sign and approve the contract. Once the contact is approved, you will receive the LEAP packet. The LEAP packet and final interview are due by the end of Trimester 2 of senior year.
The following Churchill High School opportunities (along with completion of the LEAP Packet and final interview) meet state standards and must be completed in order to graduate from Churchill High School.
The LEAP packet includes:
- Log of Hours – at least 20 documented hours of activity focused on the student’s personal, academic, and/or career interests and post-high school plans.
- Answers to the informational interview questions.
- A completed student (self) evaluation.
- A completed mentor/supervisor evaluation.
- Completion and printed pages from Reality Check.
- A 1-2 page written reflection essay of the activity and learning.
- Thank you letter.
- Photograph of student with supervisor/mentor on location.
These options require a LEAP Contract and completion of a LEAP packet.
Prior to receiving a LEAP packet, students seeking to complete their project through an independent option must complete a LEAP Contract and get it signed by the appropriate staff member* before pursuing the LEAP.
- Independent Option – designed with and approved by one of the following staff members: *Mary Beth Hepp-Elam, *Sheree Houck, *Katy McAuliffe or *Shannon Roseta.
- RTEC 101 Class (through Lane Community College) – enroll in and successfully complete the course, plus complete the LEAP packet — see *Shannon Roseta or *Mary Beth Hepp-Elam.
- West End/Creative & Performing Arts Academy – see *Chris Mudd, *Jacob Steinberger, or *Don Squires.
- Work Experience – work at your paid job and complete LEAP packet – see *Mary Beth Hepp-Elam, School-to-Career Coordinator, STEM building office.
- Yearbook – enroll in and successfully complete the course, plus complete the LEAP packet – see *Don Squires.
The following options DO NOT require a LEAP Contract or completion of the LEAP packet, unless assigned by the teacher.
- International High School – Successful completion of Extended Essay.
- Career Academies/Pathways – Successfully complete all program requirements and enroll in and successfully complete your academy’s Senior Seminar/Capstone/Internship class.
- Engineering Academy – Bill Krei
- Graphic Design Academy – Lance Eagen
- Health Services Pathway – Keri Ricker
- Rachel Carson Environmental Sciences Academy – Helen Haberman / Sarah Ruggiero
LEAP Opportunities/Internships – The following links and resources below can be used to complete your LEAP. Some of these opportunities require the student to complete an online application. Please be thoughtful and thorough with your application, it will make your chances that much better. Pay attention to deadlines!!!