ERIC Number: ED119367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
What Should We Do with Our Senior Year? A Report of the 1974-75 Commissioner's Student Advisory Committee.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of General Education.
This is the final report of the 1974-75 Student Advisory Committee's study of the senior year of high school. The committee's solutions to "senioritis" focus on three areas: the school, the school and the community, and the school and colleges. The school itself can take certain steps to improve the senior year such as providing independent study, student-managed courses, early graduation, and varied courses. Within the community, work-study programs, student intern programs, and student volunteer programs can be provided. Schools and colleges can work together to provide early admission, advanced placement, and credit for college courses. The committee recommends maintenance of the senior year, maintenance of current high school diploma requirements, focus on optional programs, articulation of high school and postsecondary education, the sharing of course evaluation and planning with students, and the encouragement of equal opportunity for non-college-bound students. Appendix A provides an extensive list of sample programs for enriching the senior year. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College School Cooperation, Colleges, Cooperative Education, Early Admission, Graduation Requirements, High School Seniors, High Schools, Independent Study, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Universities, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of General Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York