Qualified students are permitted to enroll in certain Princeton University courses. Students must be recommended by the department chair and consult the director of college counseling. Any student wishing to take a Princeton University course must meet with the Head of the Upper School during course registration.
SENIOR INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT Third trimester
Open to grade 12.
The Senior Independent Study Program provides an opportunity for the student to explore some particular interest in depth during the third trimester. This may involve a full-time or part-time commitment, such as participating in a work-study program, serving as an intern, or researching and writing an in-depth paper. The project proposal must be submitted to the Head of the Upper School by the end of the first trimester. Proposals are reviewed by a faculty-administration committee. Upon approval of the proposal and selection of a faculty sponsor, the student is required to meet on a regular basis with her faculty sponsor and submit written progress reports. At the end of the third trimester, a report and an evaluation of the project are submitted by the student and her advisor, and the student may make a presentation to the entire Upper School. Independent projects will be graded as pass/fail.
INDEPENDENT STEM RESEARCH PROJECT Trimester course
Open to grades 11 – 12. Prerequisite: Admission in the STEM Endorsement
This trimester course is all yours! You do the research and plan and design the experiment. You will present your findings to a panel of educators and students at the end of the term. Project development, supervision, and input from your instructors/mentors will be provided. For acceptance into this course, students will need to submit a proposal for their independent work. The project proposal will consist of learning objectives, problem(s) to be investigated, activities to meet objectives, and a statement that defines the output. The proposal is due to the STEM Endorsement Coordinator.