Senior Bridges

:  Would you like to design What, Where, When and How you study during your senior year? Senior Bridges might offer you many possibilities:
  • Cross-Discipline Work:  Research, design and build a solar car, a totem pole, a graphic novel, an Elizabethan costume, a live-in Geodesic Dome, a computer language.  Earn a pilot’s license.  Help the police solve a crime.  Teach conflict resolution in Kindergarten.  What interests you????

  • Course Credits: Depending on your project, you could be eligible for .5 to 3.5 credits in the applicable academic department.

  • Community involvement: Find a community expert for your mentor and glean as much knowledge as you can. Complete that philanthropic project you've always imagined.

  • Transcript/resume material

  • Produce something of your own design to take with you into your next steps in life

Please see the attached documents for the application, evaluations, and mentor forms and contract.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at 603-643-3431 x2201 or at

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE DECEMBER 1ST TO THE ENGLISH RESOURCE CENTER.  Application materials are found at the bottom of this page.

Senior Bridges Interdisciplinary Project:The Senior Bridges Interdisciplinary Project is an opportunity for seniors to work on an intensive project of their own choosing. Seniors are invited to engage in independent study projects in any subject area(s) extending beyond the boundaries of our current curriculum. Although projects can be in any area of student interest, each will require that the student research the topic, work with a community mentor, write a substantial amount, create a tangible project illustrating what was learned/accomplished, and prepare a presentation about the topic for a class or panel of community members, students, and teachers. Credit areas and course hour commitments will be determined on an individual basis, depending upon the scope of the project as defined by students in their application forms.


The process: 

Senior Bridges Project at Hanover High involves three phases and many skills:

The Paper: Acquisition of knowledge. The student learns about a topic by observing, researching, interviewing and writing.

The Project: Application of knowledge. With the help of a community mentor and a teacher-

advisor, the student participates in a project—resulting in a tangible product or an experience, or both.

The Presentation: Synthesis of knowledge. The student presents findings to an HHS class or to a panel consisting of the community members, teachers, and students.

You will also be asked to meet with your mentor and with the supervisory teacher (Mrs. Pogue) throughout the project to troubleshoot problems, to ask for advice, and to provide updates on project progress.


Why do it? 

Senior Bridges offers seniors several educational possibilities:

1. An opportunity to design and pursue your own course of study in your field of passion, for a range of .5-3.5 semester credits.

2. An opportunity to practice independent study with the help of an advisor and community expert.

3.  An opportunity to participate in authentic learning opportunities.

4.  An opportunity to practice disseminating information to interested audiences.


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