Self-Designed Enrichments are educational
activities planned and executed by students.
Students are asked to develop a research question or pursue an
educational theme during the activity. This is an opportunity for individual exploration
and growth, so students should choose a topic they feel passionate about. They
must be challenged beyond their normal routine and fully participate in
proposed educational activities.
Students will be required to keep a daily
journal describing their day as well as reflecting on the activity. The student
must present these journals at a meeting with Enrichment Staff to be eligible
Self-Designed Enrichment requirements:
Students must write a description that gives an educational focus to the
activity as part of the application. Some themes include art history in France,
economic changes in India, pre-Columbian settlements in the American west,
language immersion through individual homestay, the Civil Rights movement in the
Self-Designed Enrichments must include a minimum of 20 hours of
Non-family members (docents, tour guides, and other professionals)
should be the major source of educational information.
· The Enrichment should challenge the
student beyond what he or she currently knows and introduce new ideas and
Only one Self-Designed Enrichment can be counted toward the six
Enrichments required for graduation.
Applications for Self-Designed Enrichments are
due at least 30 days prior to the start of the activity. Students, with the assistance of parents,
should prepare an itinerary of proposed activities that will provide the
education component of the enrichment, and attach that to the application. The
Enrichment Office is available to offer suggestions and answer questions about