Senior Thesis is an experiential educational opportunity designed to provide our seniors with the platform to develop their intellectual curiosity as they delve into a topic of their choice through research and exploration. As the culminating academic experience, Senior Thesis affords every student the opportunity to practice research and presentation skills with guidance from a class advisor and mentoring from adults with expertise within the student’s field of interest.
The Senior Thesis program is a bridge for seniors to move smoothly towards college–level work with the additional guidance of experts, community and family members, friends, and alumni. The pool of volunteer supporters is becoming broader each year, and the opportunities for a 40+ hour experiential element in March are also expanding. As we continue to build this program, it becomes evident that this type of experiential learning can help students find a career path, pursue life–style practices, and develop hobbies and interests that last a lifetime. Whatever the takeaway, our students are better prepared for the road ahead.