Senior and Junior Project
Senior and Junior Project: An important part of senior year is the Senior Project, scheduled for the period between April vacation and the May spring trips. The senior project is a chance for students to demonstrate their learning skills and interests by pursuing an extensive learning project of their own design. Each student must undertake a significant study of their choosing, writing a formal proposal before January that outlines the topic of study and the methodology. Each student is required to present their learning to the community and complete a written, research component of some type.
For most of students, senior project gives them a taste of the field they will study in college and maybe for a career. Examples of past projects include: work with Human Rights Organizations involved with the United Nations, interning with a Broadway Theater Director, shadowing a State Senator, taking a course to be certified in fiber optics, serving with a midwife, and working with a documentary filmmaker.
Juniors carry out a project of smaller scope but with similar expectations in May of their 11th grade year that helps prepare them for Senior Project and the independent learning skills it entails.