The South County Senior Experience


Description of Program

Eligible seniors can choose to participate in a 2-week internship with local businesses and/or other local organizations in our community. This experience will benefit students by helping them explore possible areas of interest for college, and to provide tangible experience in a real workplace where they can put their academic interests into action. Students are responsible for finding and arranging their own location for their Senior Experience.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to seniors only
  • Student must not have any pending or remaining End of Course tests or SOL tests left to take as of the start of the internship.
  • Student must be remain in good standing to graduate on-time from South County High School.
  • Student must complete and return all pertinent forms, including the Parent Authorization form, the Mentor Confirmation form, the Teacher Acknowledgement page, and any Teacher-Student Agreements made for remaining course requirements.
  • Student must fulfill all requirements of the program throughout the experience, or they will be withdrawn from participation and expected to resume attending their regular classes. In this case, students will be responsible for any missed work


Important Dates

Date Item

January 2, 2018

Applications will be accepted

March 22, 2018

Application Deadline

May 21, 2018

Students begin their experience

May 30, 2018

Students return to school for exams and presentation of their projects

Application Packet

This application packet is to be completed and turned into either Mr. Southard in room C128 or Mr. Ward in the Guitar room. 


Sample Letter

In addition to the application packet, linked below is an editable letter that students can save, edit, and send to prospective employers. 

Questions or Concerns?

Please direct all questions or concerns to Mr. Southard at