Senior Project requires students to apply knowledge and skills to a significant independent learning experience. During the year, seniors plan their project, developing research questions and making contacts to pursue an interest outside the typical confines of school. For three weeks in April and May, when many seniors around the US are plodding towards the end of high school, Compass students are out in the world exploring how to apply their learning outside the walls of the school.
Through their independent project work, students learn that they can shape their own direction. Between the planning and carrying out the project, senior advisor Julia Taylor observes, “students realize they can make things happen.”