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 prior to the start of the activity. Students can apply here for approval.