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 that 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. Senior Search is also supported by the Beachwood PTO who helps connect seniors with opportunities and provides refreshments for the showcase event.
Before Senior Search begins, students must complete an application process that includes securing a faculty advisor, determining an on-site Senior Search coordinator, and formulating a well-reasoned, written 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 or current employer. Additionally, preparation for senior search requires fulfillment of academic, attendance, financial and other commitments to the district. 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.
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.
Senior Search Dates