International Student Mentors
The International Student Mentor program is an important aspect of the support provided to international students. Mentors help new international students become acclimated to American high school life, as well as foster cross-cultural communication and exchange. Being a mentor is a great opportunity to interact with students from different cultures, to expand one's worldview, to enhance one's communication skills, and to develop friendships.
Additionally, each year, one student is chosen to act as the Director of the International Student Mentors. This person helps to organize the Exploratory activities, as well as the field trips.
Each year, students may apply to become a mentor. The commitment is for one school year and students are required to take the first quarter International Student-Mentor Exploratory, as well as attend a variety of afterschool and weekend field trips. Applications are due in April.
Students who excel in particular subjects can apply to become peer tutors. Students must apply if they wish to become a tutor. All Peer Tutors receive training from our Learning Strategist.
Additionally, there are two Peer Tutor Coordinators who are responsible for matching students with tutors, publicizing the program to the student and parent body, meeting regularly with our Learning Strategist, and other responsibilities associated with administering the program.