Thank you to Parents and Sophomore Applicants who attended our informational meetings and CONGRATULATIONS on your student's acceptance into the 1:1 Junior Mentor Program 2013-2014. We will be processing the student's applications and matching them with their mentors over the next few weeks. Mentor contact information and program specifics will be emailed to the students via School Loop mid June. Please ensure your student checks their School Loop email account regularly for any updates
The 1:1 Junior Mentor Program Description
The Mentor Program is unique to NHHS. It has a long tradition at NHHS, beginning 17 years ago as a component of the first small learning community on campus, the “Da Vinci Academy”. The Mentor program has continued to grow and is now open to all juniors who wish to participate. The program runs from late Spring of the Sophomore year through Spring of the Junior year.
NHHS is lucky to have committed mentors; adults in the community who give their time to help the next generation. All NHHS mentors go through a thorough screening process which includes live scan fingerprinting and TB testing and must be the same gender as the student. Many mentors have been with the program for years. We work hard to match students and mentors both in terms of career and other interests to help guarantee a successful year for both.
If you wish to find your own mentor, they need to go through the same clearance process.
5 meetings will take place entirely off campus. You will turn in 7 papers and spend 13 hours minimum with your mentor over a period of 9 months beginning in the summer. You must be committed, independent and self-reliant, able to schedule and attend meetings as well as arrange transportation. This program requires the support of a parent/guardian. It is critical that once you commit to the program and to a mentor, that you follow through and complete it in its entirety. You will not receive credit and you will have an incomplete on your transcript if you do not.
There is an application process for entery into the program. Look at the requirements and the schedule. The application for this coming year's program can be picked up in the Career Center or you can down load it from this website. The completed application MUST be returned to the Career Center on or before the 4th of APRIL.
The program gives you a huge head start on your Senior Exit Project which is a District graduation requirement, allowing you to complete the bulk of the project before your senior year. You will also receive 2.5 units of credit and an A on your transcript upon completion of the mentor program.
The Mentor Program office is in the Career Center.
E-mail us at NHHSmentor@nmusd.us, call us at 515-6373 or come visit us..
Linda Giannini and Debbie Brostek, Mentor Coordinators