There is an emerging consensus among students, parents, communities, educators, business leaders and elected officials that academic proficiency alone is no longer enough to prepare students for success in the 21st century economy. In response, the Board of Higher Education (BHE) and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted to adopt a common definition of “college and career readiness.” These efforts will support a more seamless transition for students beginning in elementary through the secondary level and on to post-secondary education, with educators at each stage sharing an aligned vision of what the end goals are for all students.

These end goals are organized around students acquiring knowledge, skills and experiences in three domains: Learning (academic), Workforce Readiness, and Qualities and Strategies (personal/social), with the ultimate goal in each domain being competency attainment. With respect to the workforce readiness domain, it is no longer enough to merely expose students to career information. They also need to explore career options, and then experience them through some form of work-based learning. They need an opportunity to process and reflect on these experiences with adult feedback and support. Accountability for students’ competency attainment must become an expectation of influential adults responsible for organizing and delivering career development activities whether in traditional school settings or in the community.


We will be recognized as the central resource that actively engages students in exploring and pursuing meaningful career development, while inspiring our entire school to consistently integrate career into their efforts.


Empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to:

  • Make sound career and academic decisions

  • Prepare for satisfying employment, and

  • Develop successful lifelong career plans in an evolving global world of work

To do this, we work directly with students and collaborate with Mount Everett faculty and community employers in developing resources and experiences that connect careers with academics with the ultimate goal of providing rewarding internship opportunities.


Excellence | We strive to provide high quality, successful, student-centered programs and services.

Diversity | We are committed to a climate that welcomes and respects individual and group diversity and strives for inclusion and accessibility in all our programs and services.

Innovation | We embrace creative and innovative ideas for the enhancement of our services and to support our vision.

Collaboration | We encourage an environment that promotes mutual respect and open communication among our staff and are committed to cultivating and maintaining partnerships with students and our communities.

Commitment | We display motivation, dedication, and excitement in our work due to our strong belief in its importance and passion for its intent and ideal.

Integrity | We are committed to holding ourselves, students, and employers to high ethical and moral standards. Our actions and decisions will reflect professionalism, honesty, and responsibility.

Use the links below to download the documents necessary to participate in Mt. Everett's Work-Based Learning Program.