Students wishing to earn the New Tech Seal need to complete all of the following:
As our students continue on their journey to exploring career pathways best suited for their interest areas, we are excited to facilitate their learning through our internships.
Senior Internships are an expectation for graduation from CSANT, and are valued as an academic experience which allows students to see the skills needed in their career interest areas firsthand! While developing a project with their mentor, interns will have the opportunity to network with others, seek advice on professional performances within the workplace, and evaluate their work on a daily basis.
*Note: The senior internship is a separate experience from the senior project.
What is the time requirement of the Internship?
Interns are asked to be on the work site for a total of 75 hours.
Does the project designed for the internship count as the student's Senior Project?
No. The Internship project is an opportunity for students to design, implement, and present an individual product directly related to their potential career field. This project also allows students to showcase their individual skill sets as they continue on their college and career pathways. The Senior Project is a separate entity, such that students will also be supported by their facilitators and coursework for the completion of this project. (Please refer to the Senior Project section of the website for more details.)
What is the largest requirement of the internship program?
The development and implementation of the project. Each intern will design a project (alongside the CSA Internship Coordinator and the intern's mentor) related to the business they are working with, such that they can gain knowledge in this field and think critically about the work that takes place onsite. Each internship experience will conclude with anexhibition of the project/product.
Columbus Signature Academy New Tech students are expected to complete 100 community service hours by the end of their senior year. They will use the same form for all of the hours, and it is their responsibility to have the supervisor at the site sign off on the hours at the time of completion.
Students are also expected to complete 12 college credit hours. Ivy Tech has teamed up with CSA New Tech to offer several dual credit courses that can be taken in order to complete this requirement. Be sure to speak with Mrs. Morrill if you have further questions.
All students attending CSA New Tech are required to take 4 years of mathematics and science courses.
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship – Established by Lilly Endowment, Inc. to raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and to increase awareness of the potential of Indiana’s community foundations to improve the quality of life of the state’s residents. Provides full tuition, required fees and a $900 book stipend for eight semesters of study at an accredited public or private college or university of choice in the state of Indiana. Please visit the links below for more information.
The ASVAB will be offered twice a year at CSA New Tech.
Earning a score of 31 or higher on the ASVAB will qualify seniors for the new Graduation Pathways. This means that a student who earns a score of 31 or higher will NOT have to complete the waiver process for the ISTEP.
Offered in October each year.
Open to the first 100 juniors or sophomores who register.
iGrad is a program developed from a community-focused project sponsored by Cummins Inc. designed to improve high school graduation rates in Bartholomew County. iGrad is concentrating effort on two main areas: grad coaches located at county middle and high schools and volunteer mentors and tutors.
Graduation coaches are available to help 8th through 12th graders navigate any barriers they experience as they advance through their academic career. Volunteers from the community will provide mentoring and tutoring for students.