Career Development

Participating Sites & Job Duties

Participating Elementary Schools: Christopher Columbus Charter School, General George A. McCall, Andrew Jackson, and Francis Scott Key.

Job Duties

  • Tutoring
  • Filing
  • Classroom functions
  • Displaying bulletin boards
  • Grading assignments
  • Escorting students to areas throughout the school

Participating Government Sites: City Council, Register of Wills, Fiscal Budget, Jury Selection, and Criminal and Civil Court Hearings.

Job Duties

  • Interdepartmental functions
  • Filing and coping
  • Answering phones
  • Data entry
  • Special community projects
  • Observe criminal and civil court cases

Participating Hospitals: Methodist Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and University of Pennsylvania.

Job Duties

  • Clerical duties
  • Inter office errands
  • Transport patients
  • Filling water pitchers
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Cafeteria prepping
  • Socialize with patients and or visitors
  • Observing short procedures
  • Working with special need adults

Prep Charter Career Development Program

Our Career Development/Community Service internship program is the core foundation of The Preparatory Charter High School which opened in 1998. The program enables our students to have firsthand experience in the workplace. In addition, the program allows our students to give back to their community and to accrue hours and experience to summit on their college and or work resume.

The Career Development program separates our school from all the other high schools in the Philadelphia area. Prep Charter is the only high school that gives students from their freshman year, the opportunity to work in a professional environment. Prep Charter students work with teachers, judges, city council members, doctors, nurses, hospital staff and many other professionals. There is always a Career Development Coordinator present at the sites to monitor our students’ progress.

Our Career Development program aims to build essential professional skills:

  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Appearance
  • Respect
  • Cooperation
  • Self-motivation
  • Adaptability
  • Confidence
  • Attendance
  • Communication Skills
  • Responsibility
  • Punctuality

Anne Malatino

Career Development Specialist