NANCY FAUST SIZER - INDEPENDENT SCHOOL, WINTER 2003
"They [Seniors] are living in three time dimensions at once: with the record they have already assembled, the work they are doing in their final year, and the kind of work they imagine in their future. . .[so] self-respecting high schools can seize back senior year. They can change the emphasis of the course of study to the serious interests that the seniors are developing and the eventual work that they might be able to do. . . [in] a serious senior project that would require practice in the qualities the seniors need to take to their next work, such as emotional stamina, making well-informed choices of what to study and create, managing time well and adjusting to change. Internships may often be an excellent adjunct to these projects, since they emphasize the learning that can come from experience and from colleagues."