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ERIC Number: EJ789935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Senior Year Experience: Challenges and Options
Henriksen, Leasha; Stichter, Jim; Stone, Jody; Wagoner, Bridgette
Principal Leadership, v8 n8 p34-39 Apr 2008
Recent publications raise three concerns about the traditional senior year: it lacks rigor, it fails to provide students with clear pathways to work and postsecondary education, and it does not prepare students for a successful transition from high school to post-secondary experiences. These documents suggest that high schools should transform the senior year to make it a consummation of what students have already accomplished and a launching pad for what lies ahead. This article describes three components--a strong core curriculum, a required advisory program, and a multicomponent Senior Year Options program--which help ensure that seniors at Malcolm Price Laboratory School's Northern University High School in Cedar Falls, Iowa, are successful after high school, whether in work, college, the military, or another experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa