Grade 12 is an eventful year of closure and anticipation. Students balance the demands of the college application process with final preparations for their culminating IB assessments. Those in the IB Diploma Program complete their Extended Essays and Theory of Knowledge Essays, two assignments often seen as bellwethers of success with university-level research and writing.
The closing days of high school, which are marked by the Senior Dinner, Prom, and Graduation, celebrate the great work our students have done throughout the year ― and throughout their entire time at Dwight. For some students, this is 13 years at Dwight, reflecting the entirety of their education thus far. It is gratifying for faculty to assist students fulfill what they have set out to accomplish and see them move on to the finest colleges and universities, where graduates will employ all that they have learned at Dwight.
A Day in the Life
You might find our Grade 12 students:
- Completing the full dissection of a fetal pig in Biology class; for other experiments, seniors invite fifth graders to join them in the lab to watch age-appropriate experiments in progress
- Who are not native to the English language studying Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and then attending the Broadway production for further analysis
- Collaborating on and completing their CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) projects; a recent project found three students traveling to Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School to work on community service with their counterparts in China
- Studying computer game design in our Advanced Digital Media course, and utilizing the coding and programming skills they have learned to create a video game