New Village Girls Academy Video March 2014
Each student has an individual learning plan based upon her prior school experience, credits required to satisfy the A-G requirements of the University of California (and most four-year colleges in California), skill assessments by New Village and the student’s own interests and goals.
Students spend half of each day in a small learning community of approximately 20 students, called an advisory. Learning is supervised by the students’ advisor, a credentialed teacher who works with the students throughout their time at New Village. Math and science are taught in separate classes by teachers credentialed in those subjects.
Each student spends one-half day, two days each week in an internship with a local business or community organization selected on the basis of the student’s interests. The student’s advisor communicates regularly with an adult mentor at the internship site to assure that the internship experience is substantive and meaningful and that the content of the internship work is integrated with the individual learning plan. Our 82 current internship sites include hospitals, legal service organizations, government offices, and private businesses as varied as a record and music company and beauty salon.
Health and Wellness
With collaborating organizations, this year we have instituted a comprehensive wellness program that includes free medical care for all students, mental health counseling, daily meditation, and peer counseling led by trained college students.
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