International Academy Events

Students presenting about their business venture

Successful Entrepreneurs at INT

During the 2017-2018 school year, the International High School has partnered up with Eparatodos, a non-profit organization that helps Hispanics and Latinos in the community bring their business ideas to life and become successful entrepreneurs. Two groups of 4 students participated in the program and were able to successfully create a business plan, sale their products and make profit out of it. The two groups were Atrevete-International Shirt Company and Natu-dely. Atrevete-International Shirt Company created and implemented a business plan based on the idea of selling affordable apparel that complied with the school uniform code, and, at the same time, aligned with the school's vision of promoting social-emotional learning by raising social awareness.   Natu-dely's vision was to raise self-awareness and stop bullying among students whose skin might be different by creating a cosmetic line for all skin types and also promoting healthy eating by selling healthy food during lunchtime. During the last parent-teacher night event at INT, audience voted on the best business plan and the winning group was rewarded with Chromebooks. In addition, all participating students will be going on a field trip to New York with all expenses paid. Most of the students who participated will become members of the Eparatodos program for adults, after graduation, to grow their business ideas. The members of the Atrevete-International Shirt Company will also be creating shirts for Hispanic Week. They have also partnered up with two community agencies to make shirts for their employees.

Student presenting before Parents

INT Does It Again!

The last parent-teacher conference of the year at INT proved to be another resounding success.  More than 150 people attended the event at INT on May 9. Parents, students and INT community partners celebrated the students’ achievements and the school’s successful initiatives this year: the founding of student-led business groups, collaborating with local businesses and organizations to offer a variety of internships for students, and infusing the school’s spiraling curriculum with social-emotional competencies.

The student-led business initiative was spearheaded by Katherine Almonte, the school culture speacialist in collaboration with E Para Todos. At the end of a yearlong collaboration, two groups were formed:  Atrevete, a company specialized in selling apparel merchandise, and Natu-Dely, a business promoting natural beauty products.  While both groups received external funding to begin their business venture, they have invested a lot of capital through fundraising efforts.

 Among the community partners who participated in the event were Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, ACT-Lawrence, Lawrence Public Library, ValleyWorks and Walgreen’s.  In their presentations, they focused on making parents and students more aware of the employment potential that internships usually carry. Some of the INT community partners, such as Walgreen’s have prided themselves with hiring many of the INT grads over the years!

The event also featured the INT academic initiative this year: infusing curriculum with social-emotional competencies. Twenty-five students presented projects interweaving rigorous academic expectations with social-emotional competencies such as perspective-taking, empathy, appreciating diversity, respect for others, responsible decision-making, evaluating and reflecting. Presentations took place in carousel format, allowing the audience to interact with the presenters and rate each presentation using a rating scale.

The biggest surprise of the night was the live voting (via text) of the most successful presentation from the business groups. After all the votes were casts, Atrevete was declared the winner. The business groups members, Winnifer Deleon, Franny Pena, Ramelfi Martinez and  Katherine Mercedes each received a laptop and an invitation to ride a limousine on prom night, at no cost.

Congratulations, INT!

Snake Impact

During Term 3, students at INT study IMPACT in all their classes!  In their ESL classes, students debated the impact of the death penalty as well as how various stakeholders impacted the bald eagle. In their science classes, students analyzed the impact of organisms in a food web as well as the impact of the DNA discovery. Juniors and seniors discussed Juliet’s impact in 2018 in their ELA classes while freshmen and sophomores analyzed the impact of the environment on character development (Of Mice and Men). In their social studies classes, students evaluated the impact historical figures had on the 21st century as well as the impact of the Renaissance. In math, students analyzed the impact of the choice of Side Angle Side (SAS) on congruent triangles. Way to go, INT! #yougotit!

Team with Coach D

The INT Boys Basketball team wrapped up their season defeating Compass Academy from Dorchester 78 to 32 for the Division 1 North championship of the Greater Boston Basketball League. The INT basketball team finished the season going undefeated finishing the season 16-0.  A PERFECT SEASON!

Students with Thanksgiving Chain

An annual start to the Thanksgiving holiday saw INT students in Ms. Powers' room give thanks for the good things in their lives.   #thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving to all from INT!