Senior Experience

WL Seniors: By now, you have received an invite to the Senior Experience Canvas Course. If you have not received this invite, please use this enrollment link.

What is the Senior Experience? 

The Senior Experience program is a 3-week program from May 20 to June 7, 2024. The Senior Experience aims to facilitate the transition from high school to the “real-world” by fostering work, internship, or volunteer opportunities.  Seniors are offered the opportunity to embark on an exciting and unique learning experience that will provide an opportunity to examine the world from another viewpoint. Seniors may expand their interests and abilities in a professional setting, working with mentors who have chosen to share their knowledge, experience, and talents with W-L seniors. Students are also allowed to do special projects. The program allows seniors to:

  • explore the relative roles of theory and practice as each relates to a work environment
  • relate academics to the work world via career experiences and community service
  • gain real life experience to enhance interpersonal and workplace skills
  • work with professionals in a variety of workplaces
  • give back to the APS and W-L community

The Senior Experience is open to all Washington-Liberty seniors who:

  • Are academically cleared by their counselors
  • Have no disciplinary or attendance problems
  • Are free of financial obligations
  • Complete the senior survey through Naviance
  • Maintain an average of 20 hours per week, and a minimum of 60 total hours during the experience
  • Obtain mentor signature on time sheets verifying hours
  • Maintain a daily time sheet and submit a 1-page reflection

Specific Dates:

  • Friday May 17, 2024: Last day of school for seniors who are approved for Senior Experience
  • Monday May 20, 2024: Senior Experience begins
  • Tuesday June 4, 2024: Report to WL for Senior Day & Graduation Practice
  • Friday June 7, 2024: Last Day of Senior Experience
  • Tuesday June 11, 2024: Senior Experience Documentation and Reflection due in Canvas Course
  • Thursday June 13, 2024: Graduation at DAR Constitution Hall

2024 Senior Experience Due Dates (All Submitted via Canvas):

  • Thursday March 14 or Monday March 18 – Senior Experience Kickoff Video during GP
  • March 22 – Student Info & Permission Due (Opens March 14)
  • April 5 – Parent Permission Form Due (Opens March 19)
  • April 21 – Application Due (Opens March 21)
  • April 21 – Mentor Confirmation Due (Opens March 21)
  • May 15 – Senior Survey in Naviance Due (Opens April 15)

Students will have access to all things Senior Experience through the canvas course, Senior Experience 2024, which will open in March 2024. Additional hard copies of forms needed to be signed can be found in the counseling office.

For further information on this program, please contact Matt Przydzial at or call 703-228-6200. We look forward to working with you this Spring!

Senior Experience Coordinator: Matt Przydzial

Senior Experience Administrator: Jessica Gregory

Senior Experience Administrative Assistant: Bidkar Jimenez