Senior Exhibition

UPDATED: 2-2015


As a graduation requirement, all seniors must plan and conduct a Senior Project that culminates in a Senior Exhibition. The Exhibitions are public presentations that are assessed by panels of teachers, students, and community members.

Most seniors enroll in a 9 or 18 week Senior Exhibition Seminar. A small number arrange with a teacher to enroll in a course or independent study designated as support for their Senior Exhibition.

Students may apply for grants to cover costs associated with their Senior Project. These grants, provided by The Mount Desert Island Educational Enhancement Fund, help compensate for differences in family income and allow for more ambitious Senior Projects.

Why Senior Exhibition?

Senior Exhibitions
  • Are appropriate for all students.
  • Celebrate student interests, achievements, and talents as they enter adulthood.
  • Encourage real-life problem solving based on issues the student identifies.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to work with experts in the community.
  • Are assessed not just by teachers, but also by peers and community members.
  • Are assessed to determine whether students demonstrate new learning, critical reflection, and effective communication (consistent with the Maine Guiding Principles).
  • Provide an opportunity for the community to observe and give feedback to the school on the rigor and relevance of our program.