Senior Options Program
Updated Senior Options 2021: General Information
Update!!! The Senior Options Committee has had to make adjustments to the Senior Options Program and dates to accommodate the dates recently released by the College Board for AP Testing. Please see the new information below, updated February 24, 2021. These will be the guidelines for Senior Options moving forward.
Students in the Class of 2021 in good academic standing have the opportunity to participate in a Senior Option in the last 3 weeks of senior year.
Senior Options will start on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The end date of the Senior Options will be announced after the BOE sets the date of Graduation in April. We currently anticipate that the end date will be June 18, 2021.
Prerequisites for participation:
- Have and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
- Have satisfactory attendance and disciplinary records
- Have not failed or be in danger of failing any senior year course (this includes PE)
2021 Senior Options:
Due to COVID, some modifications have been made to the Senior Options program. Students have three options. They can self design an internship, propose a project or, for this year only, they can have a paid work experience. All students must complete a minimum of 25 hours per week towards their project.
Students interested in a pre-college career exploration should consider a self-designed internship.
Please follow these steps to enroll:
- Register on the Senior Options website by March 15, 2021. Your username and password were emailed to you by ghs-senioroptions.org (search your spam if you did not receive it). Follow these tips on where to click.
- Explore and contact possible internship sites.
- Internship Site Supervisor must register on the Senior Options website or complete the Self-design internship application by April 5, 2021.
Students interested in pursing an independent project to either further a personal interest/passion or to contribute to the community should consider Senior Project. Consider some suggested project ideas or propose one.
Seniors who have a job may also consider a Senior Work Experience. This option is best for students who presently hold employment or already have jobs lined up. Students will need to document their hours. Students must complete 25 hours a week at their place of employment.
Seniors may also choose a hybrid option. Students who have a job, but do not work 25 hours a week, may opt to complete a smaller project in addition to their working hours. In the project proposal, students will indicate how many hours per week they will work and how many hours per week they will dedicate to their project.
- Join the appropriate Schoology Course (by house).
- Bella: 95V7-SD9S-972PR
- Cantor: S4CC-8NMP-XQSP5
- Clark: FRBN-GJQP-7KC23
- Folsom: BGVZ-Q6NZ-NVGX5
- Sheldon: BC3G-GCH3-NNWSR
- As of 2/24/21 students do NOT need to have a faculty mentor. Students are still encouraged to connect with a faculty member with whom they can be in contact to ask questions and seek guidance in the project process.
- Proposals must be submitted to Schoology by April 5, 2021.
- Students will receive project approvals in Schoology.