The objective of the program is to actively engage seniors in a "real life" experience during their senior year. All seniors are required to participate. Students are involved in multiple workshops throughout the first semester and fulfill the English Department requirements as they complete the 25 hours of participation during the second semester. Students must choose to either participate in an Internship or in a Community Service project.
Senior Project has the potential to foster compassion, creativity, citizenship and confidence in students as they enter the workforce, college and society. Students assume adult responsibilities and obligations as they progress through the project. The positive impact gained from the hands-on experience with community professionals is tremendous.
A major factor of twelfth grade English is the Senior Project research component. This component includes ten reflective journals, three oral presentations, a resume and a research paper that serves as the student’s final exam.
Beginning with the resume process, students identify areas of interest and apply for the program. Students seek out sponsors and participate in a variety of workshops prior to the official project start date. During the experience daily hours and activity logs are completed.
Throughout the spring students will be fulfilling the project requirements. The culmination of the project will take place in June with a Senior Project Fair hosted at East Meadow High School. All project categories will be represented and the contributions of all sponsors will be recognized.