LTI (Learning Through Internship)
Students at Durango Big Picture High School spend two days a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays) in the community learning through internships. This is the most exciting component of our program. Students learn in a real-world setting from a Mentor who shares their passion. Students learn and practice a process to obtain and maintain an internship. Before working with an intern, our Mentors must go through a background check, then the Mentors and advisors work together to design the learning experience at the internship site. Students create and develop internship projects that are rich with Colorado content standards and meet graduation requirements that give back to their Mentors and internship sites. Prior to getting an internship, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students work on obtaining an internship while continuing to work on their individual projects and goals.
Since opening our doors in August 2009, we have had over 184 internships ranging from agriculture to the medical field. If you have any questions, would like to be a Mentor, or think your business would be a great internship site and learning environment, please call Jenny Roper, Internship Coordinator & Counselor, at 970-259-0203 ext. 2702.
At a Glance
- Colors: Green & Black
The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning and has the ability to compete and contribute in the global community, by guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment.