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Dear Parents/Guardians,

As educators, we strive to provide students with authentic learning experiences. To use a sports analogy, education without authentic experience is like all practice without ever playing in the game. We want our students to put all of their learning to real and practical use; this is how the deepest understanding can occur.

Senior Options, a program wherein Edgemont seniors engage in internships, independent studies, or creative projects during the last four weeks of high school, has historically been a voluntary, opt-in program. We are excited to share that after years of enhancing the educational experience of our students and evaluating our practices, the program has been expanded. Now called "Senior Experience," it is a requirement for all graduating seniors and is coordinated by Mr. Michael DeVito and Mr. Dan Schuchat.

In an effort to increase available placements and opportunities offered to the Edgemont seniors, the District is asking willing and qualified parents and community members to get involved. Please consider offering an Edgemont senior a chance to work in your business or agency. Ideal mentors are individuals in a supervisory capacity in a legitimate business, agency, or organization that is publicly verifiable.

Your role as a mentor, and the valuable hands-on experiences you can provide, will be of immeasurable value to a member of the EHS Class of ‘19. If you are interested in helping Edgemont seniors find placements for their Senior Experience, please fill out the attached questionnaire. Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Victoria Kniewel

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