Senior Experience

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What is the Senior Experience?

The Senior Experience program is a three-week program from May 24 to June 15. 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. 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 May 21, 2021
  • Have no disciplinary or attendance problems
  • Are free of financial obligations
  • Complete the senior survey through Naviance by May 21, 2021
  • 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 on June 15

Timeline of the 2021 Senior Experience:

  • March 8: Senior Experience Application Opens
  • April 5: Part 1 Due- GETTING STARTED. This includes signed parent permission and student information
  • April 12: Part 2 Due- APPLICATION. This includes actual application and signed mentor confirmation form
  • June 15: Part 3 Due- SENIOR EXPERIENCE CONCLUSION. This includes signed timesheet and reflection

Other important dates:

  • April 19-May 21: Approvals given
  • May 24: Senior Experience begins
  • June 15: Senior Experience concludes – submit time sheet and reflection to Canvas by 4pm

Students have access to all things Senior Experience through the canvas course, Senior Experience 2021. Additional hard copies of forms needed to be signed can be found in the counseling office.

For further information on this program, please contact Elysse Catino at or call 703-228-6228. We look forward to working with you this spring!


Senior Experience Coordinator: Elysse Catino

Senior Experience Administrator: Jessica Gregory 

Senior Experience Administrative Assistant: Ashlee Doleno