• Senior May Term

  • May Term Senior May Term
    June 1 - June 3, 2021
    Presentations: June 4, 2021 from 9am - 12:00pm (online)

    The Senior May Term experience allows students to create and drive their personal learning outside the walls of Edina High School for the last three days of school. Students utilize critical thinking skills to connect their interest with two of the three areas of content; academic, community service, and/or career. Moreover, all projects will be guided by a leading question developed to enhance our society.

    Every senior has the opportunity to participate by communicating their Senior May Term objectives through a thoughtfully detailed application, which is due April 16th. Additionally, the Senior May Term Committee will review all applicants and email students their status of approved, pending (2nd chance) or denied. Lastly, the Senior May Term Adviser, Sara Swenson will assist students in developing their experience, brainstorming mentor ideas, completing the application, and developing the Senior May Term presentation. Please connect through an email, sara.swenson@edinaschools.org or by phone 952-848-3052.

    Benefits of Senior May Term

    • Personalized learning
    • Enhance critical thinking skills
    • Learn to connect academics with service and/or career
    • Work independently
    • Develop problem-solving skills
    • Engage in a complex challenging task
    • Generation of knowledge, reflection, and creation of product

    Senior May Term Process

    • Idea
    • Connect with a mentor and adviser
    • Complete application
    • Senior May Term committee review
    • Application approval, pending or denied
    • Travel and transportation forms
    • Digital portfolios
    • Experience June 1-3
    • Presentations: June 4, 9am-12pm

     All materials are available in Schoology, Grade 12 course


    Senior May Term Advisor
    Sara Swenson


    March 24, 2021
    SMT overview and application rollout

    April 16, 2021

    April 23, 2021
    Pending application returned

    April 28, 2021
    Pending applications due

    May 12, 2021
    Mandatory meeting for all students doing May Term

    May 19, 2021
    Digital portfolios links due

    June 1, 2021
    SMT begins

    June 4, 2021
    SMT ends & presentations