August 8 – Open House
August 18 – School Begins/ First Day of Classes
September 1 – Labor Day/ No School
October 17 – END OF FIRST NINE WEEKS (44)
October 20 – Teacher Work Day/ No School
October 21 – Classes Resume; Report Cards Issued
November 11 – Veteran’s Day/ No School
November 24-28 – Thanksgiving Break/ No School
December 19- January 2 – Christmas Break/ No School
January 5 – Classes Resume
January 15 – END OF SECOND NINE WEEKS (46)
January 16 – Teacher Work Day/No School
January 20 – Report Cards Issued
February 16 – President’s Day/ No School
March 26 – END OF THIRD NINE WEEKS (48)
March 27 – Teacher Work Day/ No School
March 30 – April 3 – Spring Break EASTER is 4/5
April 6 – Classes Resume; Report Cards Issued
April 13-17 – Stanford Achievement Tests
May 25 – Memorial Day/ No School
June 3 – Last Day of School/ Early Dismissal 1pm (42)
This schedule provides the 180 days needed for the academic year and is subject to change.
To enable the individual to become involved in the government of the United States of America through:
Instruction on the origin of the American governmental system;
Introduction into the workings of local government;
Involvement in the local government.
And to build a strong character that is consistent
with the best examples of the American tradition.
All candidates must be in the ninth grade or above, enrolled in a school local to the Lady Lake area. During the Internship period, they must maintain a level of commitment and behavior that is consistent with the goals of the Mission Statement. The directors of the Internship program will be the sole and final determiners of admission and continuation in the Internship program.
Upon completion of the “instructional” portion of the program, the individual will begin an introduction into the operation of local government utilizing the structure of the Lady Lake government as a model. The goal of this module is to become thoroughly acquainted with the basic structure and operation local government. This introduction will include:
1. Scheduled interviews with the department heads to learn:
Why the position is needed;
The qualification and demands of the position;
Greatest challenges of the position;
How the position integrates into the overall structure;
How the position benefits the community
2. Scheduled interviews with the Committee chairman of the official committees of the Town to learn:
Why the committee is needed;
How the committee benefits the community;
What are the specific duties of that committee;
What is the mission of that committee.
3. Scheduled interviews with the following: (Specific suggested questions to follow)
4. At the same time, where appropriate, the individual will attend the various committee meetings to experience the actual workings of that committee and its interaction into the lives of the people they impact. This will include Town Council meetings. After each meeting, the individual will take time to ask questions concerning the meeting.
5. Finally, the individual will compose a paper containing a summary of his experience in this module.
Upon successful completion of the above, the individual will complete GOV 101 by becoming an active member of an official committee in the local government of Lady Lake for at least one-half of a normal term or six months; which ever is shortest.