Dear Seniors and Families,
Congratulations on your senior year of high school! Senior Search is a unique opportunity available to eligible Beachwood High School seniors. Students explore individual interests and career opportunities off campus in a school-community partnership. It encourages seniors to examine and reflect on the world outside of high school so they are better prepared to make decisions about personal goals. It serves as a culmination of the academic experience. Senior Search may include shadowing a professional, creating a performance or work of art, researching a specific field, assisting a social service agency, or other student proposed experiences.
Before Senior Search begins, students must complete an application process that includes securing a faculty advisor, determining an on-site Senior Search coordinator, and writing a well-reasoned project description. Students should feel free to explore possible project ideas with faculty, family and friends but generally may not work for or be sponsored by a family member or relative, or work for a previous of current employer. Additionally, preparation for senior search requires fulfillment of academic, attendance, financial and other commitments.
Senior Search materials and deadlines are organized and managed via a Google Classroom led by the Senior Search advisors. All students interested in senior search are responsible for joining the Google Classroom and submitting all required materials. The Google Classroom is typically available to students in December. For more information, see the draft of the senior search handbook below.
During Senior Search, students stay in touch with a faculty advisor, communicate in an online discussion board, log their hours, work with their on-site coordinator, and prepare their final presentation.
The Senior Search Showcase is the culminating presentation of the Senior Search experience. Students, families, on-site coordinators, faculty advisors and staff attend this presentation to learn about the students’ experiences and the benefits of Senior Search. Save the date for May 22, 2019.
For more information, see the draft of the senior search handbook below.