Achievement First High School students must have a 40-hour internship in order to graduate. It is part of their effort to get students into professional settings to experience professional responsibilities.
The students are from Amistad High School which is a very nice new building on Dixwell Ave. The school has an excellent record of getting kids into college and also helping to support them once they are there. Probably 90+% of the kids will be first in their family to go to college. They often don’t know much about the college experience so that is part of what we can offer them. For example, in previous years the concept of a PhD was not really familiar to our interns.