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Senior Options Program

Senior Options: General Information 

Seniors in good academic standing have the opportunity to participate in a Senior Option, i.e. Internship or Project, in the last 4+ weeks of senior year instead of attending classes at GHS. 

The start and end date for Senior Options is officially announced after the BOE sets a date for graduation in April.  Typically, Senior Options begins after AP testing and ends on the second to last day of school.      

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)
  • Have successfully completed all graduation requirements, including performance standards

Program Contacts:

Senior Internship Coordinator: Alison_Lochridge@greenwich.k12.ct.us 
Senior Project Coordinators: LauraJean_Waters@greenwich.k12.ct.us 

Senior Options 2022: Details

  • Program participation requires 25 hours of work per week (5 hours/day); time lost because of illness or college orientations must be made up 
  • Program begins Monday, May 16th (last day of classes for participants is Friday, May 13th)
  • Program ends Friday, June 17th
  • Senior Project Exhibition - Monday, June 20th 
  • All seniors must choose between a self-designed Senior Internship, a self-designed Senior Project, or remaining in class.
  • All students must register on the Senior Options website starting January 12th
  • Students will more information about the Senior Options program through an introductory presentation  in homeroom on January 12th.  will focus on how to register in the Senior Options website.  
  • Students are also required to attend a mandatory information session one afternoon during Exam week to get more information about senior project or internship.  More information will be forthcoming.
  • Students wishing to participate in Internship or Project must submit a self-design proposal to the Senior Options website by March 15th
  • Students will be notified of approval status through the Senior Options website.   
  • All students are required to have a GHS faculty mentor for support and supervision for both internship and project. 
  • PTA volunteers are available in the Career Center during the lunch block to help you register, brainstorm ideas, and connect with potential internship/community service sites starting on January 25th.

Self-design Internship:

  • Register on the Senior Options website starting January 12th.  
  • Develop an internship proposal.
    • All senior internships are self-designed (find your own) in that students must contact sites directly. Once a site agrees to take you as an intern, you upload the proposal to the Senior Options website. 
    • Ms. Lochridge and PTA Volunteers in the College & Career Center will support you in identifying and contacting internship sites.  
  • Submit an internship proposal to the Senior Options website by March 15th
  • Students must have an adult Site Supervisor who cannot be your parent/guardian
  • Students cannot be paid for their time (internships must be unpaid)
  • Enter weekly log of hours in SOP website during program
  • Submit weekly reflections in SOP website during program

    For students interested in interning at a GPS Elementary or Middle School:

    • Email the teacher that you would like to intern with and cc the school principal
    • Once approved by the teacher and principal, add the position to the SOP site 

Self-design Project:

  • Register on the Senior Options website starting January 12th.  
  • All projects are to be completed independently - no partner/group projects will be approved
  • Projects must fall under one of the following three categories:
  • Develop a Senior Project Proposal. 
  • All Senior Projects must be overseen by a GHS faculty member.  Your Senior Project Proposal must be approved by your GHS Faculty Mentor before uploading to the SOP website.  
  • Submit your Senior Project Proposal to the Senior Options website by March 15th 
  • Enter weekly log of hours in SOP website during program
  • Submit weekly reflections in SOP website during program
  • Present your project at the Senior Project Exhibition in the Student Center
    • June 20th
    • Presentation format can be oral, video, website, slide presentation