Junior & Senior Projects
In order to graduate, every Rivermont student must complete both a Junior Service Project and Senior Internship Project. Both projects provide valuable learning and growth opportunities, as well as strengthen college applications and make a significant impact in the college admissions process.
Junior Service Project
Every 11th Grade student completes a Junior Service Project of their own design. Students select an organization through which to volunteer a minimum of 15 hours of community service, which is accompanied by an essay of background research about the organization and a journal documenting their experience. Students then deliver a formal presentation to faculty and judges from the greater community for evaluation.
In addition to giving students the opportunity to address real human needs, the Junior Service Project pushes them to step beyond the bounds of what they know, experience life beyond the familiar, and interact with people whose way of life is likely significantly different from their own. The experience helps shape thoughtful, caring leaders who have a respect for the world around them.
Senior Internship Project
Every 12th Grade student completes a Senior Internship Project that connects to their interests or intended field of study in college. Projects range from running tests at a wastewater treatment plant to shadowing a KWQC-TV6 reporter to observing procedures in a medical lab. Students keep a journal documenting their internship and deliver a formal presentation to faculty prior to graduation.
The Senior Internship Project gives students an inside look at a career, often helping to clarify their college and career goals. In addition, students are motivated when they are able to apply skills outside the classroom and see the relevance of what they’re learning.