Exhibitions of Learning
Senior Passages are the “final word” of the Expeditionary Learning student experience at HS2. Senior
Passages are an opportunity for students to reflect on high school and their readiness to move on to the next
phase of their education. Students will thoughtfully display work to showcase their growth as a learner and
leader with a critical audience, which may include community partners, families and staff. This student
milestone is intended to be a transformational rite of passage.
The 11th grade College Project will encompass a presentation comparing several institutions based on admission
difficulty, affordability, areas of study, location and college climate. In preparation for this project, students will engage
in a college fair visit and in-depth research to help navigate the college application process. The College Project is an
opportunity for students to articulate informed, personal college choices with a broader audience, which could include
community partners, families and staff.
10th grade Community Interviews build off of the work completed during 9th grade Student-led Conferences. In
preparation for the interview, students will examine personal and academic strengths in order to articulate their
career interests to a broader audience, which could include community partners, families and staff. Community
Interviews serve as a platform for students to communicate their chosen academic pathway and character
Passages are a cornerstone of the Expeditionary Learning student experience. 8th grade passages are an
opportunity for students to reflect on their middle school years and articulate their readiness for high school by
using work samples to demonstrate academic and character success. Students will share their growth as a
learner and leader with a critical audience, which may include community partners, families and staff.
Student-led Conferences (SLCs) are foundational to the Expeditionary Learning experience
students and families will go through on their journey at HS2. SLCs provide Health and Science students the
opportunity to communicate their progress toward academic and character goals. Within their core classes and Crew,
students analyze their work to identify evidence that demonstrates progress. Students practice their speaking and
presentation skills as they prepare for their conference.