REAL-WORLD LEARNING AT JOSEPHINUM ACADEMY
WHAT IS REAL-WORLD LEARNING?
Real-world learning engages with our broader Chicago community and is designed to connect student achievement with long-term life success. It is learning that is active, applied, and grounded by exposing students to a variety of people and activities outside the walls of Josephinum. With these new accomplishments, students become empowered with the skills to navigate college and a career, and the confidence to network and grow, laying a critical foundation for future success.
WHO IS JOSEPHINUM ACADEMY?
“The Jo,” as we’re affectionately called, is the only all-girls high school in the Midwest offering a wall-to-wall IB Diploma Programme. Ours is a unique educational opportunity that attracts a multi-cultural and diverse student body from every corner of the city, Josephinum offers an alternative to public and independent schools for high achievers who seek more from their high school years. In return, they receive a transformative education that results not only in intellectual growth, but social, spiritual, emotional, and creative development. Students leave us prepared to succeed in college and make a place for themselves in the world.
WHY JOSEPHINUM ACADEMY? WHY NOW?
In today’s world we recognize that a life-changing education is not just memorizing a text book or learning academic principles. We remain committed to our IB Programme and educational focus on the “whole” student—preparing our graduates for college and a career. At the Jo we are broadening what an education means and expanding its impact. By adding unique experiences that enhance the walls of our school, real-world learning has a tangible impact. We are empowering our young women by providing early access to hands-on career exploration and networks. We add to the breadth of the high school experience, providing a solid foundation for students to enter.
WHAT IS REAL WORLD LEARNING AT JOSEPHINUM ACADEMY?
Josephinum will offer a number of experiences including a career development/internship program to provide students with hands-on experience at partner organizations. We will invite professionals to the Jo to speak about career paths. We look to partner organizations to offer industry tours and workshops for students to experience different types of professions. We also plan a mentor program providing one-on-one support for students interested in a specific field.
WHAT ARE YOUR REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES AT THE JO?
Ours is a multi-faceted approach requiring significant outreach and participation across the community. We’re looking for organizations of all kinds to join our excitement in bringing real-world learning to countless young women at Josephinum. As an individual or someone in a company, non-profit organization, service provider or government agency, we look to you.
- Consider a student as an intern for your organization or maybe you’d like a representative to come and speak at the school
- Host a group of our students for a tour of your office or facility and an exploration of your roles.
- Speak to our girls about your organization or host a workshop
- Volunteer as a subject matter expert and be a student mentor
- Sponsor our real-world education effort with a donation of any amount
GET INVOLVED. LEARN MORE. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
There are many options to explore. We welcome your participation in real-world learning at Josephinum Academy. CLICK HERE to tell how you’d like to get involved.