2017-18 R.E.A.L. Early College Mentor Application
What is Early College?
The R.E.A.L. Early College High School is a collaboration between the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District and John Carroll University. During their first two years of high school, students take accelerated courses in science, social studies, math and English. If they achieve mastery, students can qualify to attend John Carroll University during their second two years of high school to earn both high school and college credit.
Why become a Mentor?
-Share your knowledge and experience
-Make a difference in a person’s life
-Improve leadership and communication skills
Goals of the Mentoring Program:
To create and develop relationships between the students in the REAL Early College Program at Cleveland Heights High School with John Carroll University for the purpose of:
1) Enriching the educational experience of REAL Early College students and John Carroll students;
2) Introducing REAL Early College students to John Carroll University and college life;
3) Providing REAL Early College students mentors who will support students’ participation in a challenging and rigorous academic program
4) Supporting REAL Early College students taking courses on the John Carroll campus
Students are required to participate in a training in the spring prior to the academic year in which they will mentor. Training will combine in person sessions and some online training. Mentors will then be matched with an Early College student and begin mentoring responsibilities the following fall. Mentors can also expect between 1-2 other meetings or group activities each semester besides in-person sessions to help build community among mentors and mentees. This commitment also includes email and phone communication in order to provide support for the Early College Student. Mentor-mentee meetings are coordinated on an individual basis based on availability of both individuals. Mentors should plan on being involved with the program for a minimum of a full academic year.
1) Completed Mentor Application form
2) Letter of Recommendation- Due at time of interview
3) Interview with Coordinator
4) Background Check-Completed after approved as mentor
5) Screening through National Sex Offender Registry (Done by coordinator)
6) Minimum 3.0 GPA
Applications due February 24, 2017
Class Rank (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.)
Are you able to commit for at least one year?
Are you comfortable working with others whose life experiences, socioeconomic status, religious views, or ideas may be different than your own?
Do you have any history of student conduct issues or have you sat in front of a Student Conduct Board?
If yes, why?
Check any words that you feel define your personality
What hobbies or interests do you have?
Please describe your current and/or mentoring or leadership experiences
What makes you a good candidate for the Early College Mentoring Program?
What challenges can you see yourself possibly having in this position?
What would you hope to gain from participating in this opportunity?
What else would you like us to know or consider in matching you with a potential mentee?
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