Applicant FAQs

When is the application cycle?
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will open at the beginning of September 2015 and close at the end of the month.
Can you tell me a little bit about the partner high school?
Our partner high schools are South Atlanta School of Health & Medical Sciences, Booker T. Washington School of Health Science and Nutrition, Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School, The New Schools at Carver, and Frederick Douglass High School. South Atlanta School of Health & Medical Sciences is one of three academies within South Atlanta High School (SAHS). SAHS is a Title I school located in southeast Atlanta. Over 90% of SAHS students identify as African American/Black. Booker T. Washington School of Health Science and Nutrition is one of four academies within Booker T. Washington High School. The project aims to increase the number of inner city students who graduate and go to college. Maynard Jackson High School is Georgia School of Excellence that helps in crease student readiness for college courses. Carver Health Sciences and Research is one of five academies at the The New Schools at Carver. Frederick Douglas High School is one of the largest schools in the Atlanta Public School System.
When are the sessions & activities?
Please be sure to review the Program Timeline. During the fall semester, there are 3-4 orientation and training events at Emory University. Most of our activities take place during the spring semester; we have 10 mandatory sessions on Wednesdays, 4:30 – 7:00 PM at Emory School of Medicine as well as few evening mentorship activities at Emory as well as South Atlanta High School.
What are undergraduate mentor responsibilities?
Mentors commit to guiding their high school mentee through the three-year program as they complete the sophomore, junior and senior curricula. Responsibilities include: (1) assisting in leading session activities; (2) encouraging mentee attendance and participation; and, (3) maintaining active contact with menthe; (4) participation in mandatory spring activities as well as fall.
What are graduate teacher responsibilities?
Graduate and health professional students commit to a one-year teaching commitment and serve as small group facilitators for the sophomore, junior, senior curricula. Responsibilities include: (1) maintain active knowledge of curriculum objectives, activities, and schedule; and, (2) review weekly sessions with co-teacher and undergraduate mentors.
What are ideal characteristics for an undergraduate mentor?
Undergraduate mentors should not only have a strong desire teach but to also learn from the relationship that they build with their mentee. Our mentors come from many different backgrounds and are able to provide knowledge and expertise based on their experiences.
What are the ideal characteristics for a graduate student interested in the sophomore curriculum?
Sophomore curriculum focuses on infectious disease and sexual health. Teachers for this cohort should be comfortable with discussing sexuality and sexual health topics with teenagers. For their final project, students’ create and record a sexual health educational video.
What are the ideal characteristics for a graduate student interested in the junior curriculum?
Junior curriculum covers neurology and mental health. Teachers for this cohort should be comfortable with discussing the brain, the importance mental health, and well-being. Teachers should also be able to explain difficult concepts to a younger audience. For their final project, students’ create and record a song about a mental health topic.
What are the ideal characteristics for graduate student interested in the senior curriculum?
Senior curriculum addresses public health and community engagement. While we expect this of all graduate teachers, senior cohort teachers in particular should have knowledge of the socio-contextual determinants of health. Teachers should be comfortable discussing inequality, disparity, and privilege.
What happens after I submit my application?
We will review your application. Unfortunately due to the volume of applications, we may not be able to invite all applicants for an interview. We hope to complete the interviews and notify all applicants within one month of the application deadline.
If I am offered a mentor or graduate teacher position, what are the next steps?
Orientation and training sessions in the fall to prepare for teaching the Pipeline curricula in the spring and great mentorship experiences!
Are there other ways to help with the Pipeline program if I am not offered a mentor or graduate teacher position?
Yes, some applicants may be recruited to help with many of our initiatives such as our ACT Test prep classes and other college prep efforts. Applicants may participate as EPiC summer Resident Advisors (RAs).