Make A Difference!

Invigorate the senior year with programs that can make a difference.  Janice Dreis and Larry Rehage, authors of Making Grade 12 Meaningful, a resource kit published by The International Center for Leadership in Education, offer a host of strategies for recasting the senior year of high school.

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Twelfth Grade Programs

High school educators frequently bemoan the state of the senior year as a great wasteland, especially by the second semester when it appears that so many students, often with college acceptances in hand, have lost their sense of engagement. 

We have a philosophical framework and some powerful secondary school programs that are highly effective in engaging seniors while promoting personal growth, leadership, self-advocacy, service-learning, independence, inquiry, experiential learning, civic awareness, and a spirit of personal exploration.

Successful high schools understand the importance of creating a  rigorous and relevant 12th grade program that not only provides a capstone experience in the final year of high school, but also helps seniors transition successfully to the next stage of life.  

Learn about dynamic programs that are highly effective in engaging 12th graders not only in meaningful academic pursuits, but also in promoting:  

  • Personal growth
  • Leadership
  • Self-advocacy
  • Service learning
  • Independent inquiry
  • Experiential learning 
  • Civic awareness
  • Self-exploration