Del Lago scholars are challenged to explore real-world problems that extend beyond the classroom by establishing side-by-side working relationships with industry mentors.  These experiences enhance classroom learning and orient scholars to the corporate culture.  As a result, scholars:

  • Develop a positive self-concept;
  • Recognize strengths and deficiencies;
  • Value long-term goal setting;
  • Cultivate relationships and professional networks;
  • Gain leadership experience; and, 
  • Build knowledge and skills in the field.

Community and industry partners enrich the curriculum, provide scholars feedback on their work, share personal career experiences, and serve as mentors. We are grateful to our industry partners for providing these meaningful opportunities that will have a lasting impact in the future career paths of our scholars. 

More information is available under the "Partnerships" tab at the top right of our website. Please contact our College & Career Technician, Karen Parker, with questions about our School-to-Career programs. Mrs. Parker can be found in her office in the Admin Building (A214), via email at or phone 760-291-2545.
Work Permits 
Scholars under 18 years old should see Karen Parker, our College & Career Technician, in A214 to obtain a work permit if they are working on a regular basis at a business outside of the home. Eligibility requirements and the application are below, or can be picked up from Mrs. Parker. Work permits help ensure the safety of under-age employees in the workplace and help emphasize that academic success is the main priority for all Del Lago Academy scholars.