Seniors are dreaming! Cooking up all kinds of ideas and scenarios for what their last trimester at Tabor will be like. Now that their college applications are complete, they are turning their attention to applications for Senior Projects. Yes, it is time for our seniors to fish or cut bait on the decision of bringing a dream to reality through Tabor’s Senior Project Program.
During the application period, Seniors seek a faculty advisor for support and guidance during the project period, as well as secure permission to drop classes as needed, if they are qualified. They also need a tight plan that outlines their project parameters and indicates the deliverables they feel they can accomplish. Once complete, the application is reviewed by the eight members of the Senior Project Committee. The application process is designed so that once the details are approved, the student can set out to finalize the preliminary details or logistics so that they can hit the ground running in April. Eight weeks seems to go by very quickly!
Not everyone is approved who wants to do a project. If the committee feels the students is over-committed with AP course work or under-committed to the project or does not present a well enough organized application, they may advise the student to continue their normal academic program in order to finish up strong.
During the project period students meet with their project advisor weekly to discuss their progress and any challenges they may be encountering. Also, the senior project committee member assigned to work with the student will read and evaluate the student’s written work (journal and abstract) to ensure they are on track. “As you can imagine, some students need very little guidance and others more. That said, doing a senior project is supposed to be a self-motivated, self-directed endeavor,” said Julie Crosby, Senior Project Program Coordinator.
All in all, Senior Projects provide a great opportunity for independence and creative expression, to learn a new skill or research something of interest. The self-directed nature is the key to a very powerful learning experience. We look forward to seeing what our seniors come up with this year!
We will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. during our Saturday School Day with an Emmy award-winning television producer, public speaker, and peace advocate, followed by small group discussions.
Please join John Quirk, Head of School and hosts Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pokoik '63 GP '23 for a cruising reception aboard the Marina Jack II 2 Marina Plaza Sarasota 2:00pm. - 4:00pm (boarding promptly at 1:45pm)
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