Senior Project is a form of learning exclusive to International School seniors. It requires preparation that starts late junior year for students and continues until June of their senior year. Towards the end of their junior year, the student will interview experts in many different fields to choose a topic for their project. Once their topic is set, students will choose a mentor for their project who is an expert in the field to guide the students through their project. Before students can begin their project, they must create a detailed plan describing what their project will entail and what the ultimate goal for the project is. Each project must have a learning stretch, community involvement aspect, and an overall project achievement that uses what they have learned. Beginning in January, students are released from school early on certain days to spend time to work on their projects according to their plan. There are weekly status reports (known as PSRs) the student must fill out to stay released. The project ends in late Spring when students will present their project and what they learned to an audience and an expert in the field (known as a “closure”). Following the closure, students have “Senior Board Day,” where they present their project to a panel of judges for a grade.
This page is a product of the senior project of a student in the class of 2017.