A graduation requirement for every senior and postgraduate at Worcester Academy is to complete a Graduation Project during the three weeks that precede graduation. Students are responsible for choosing their project, maintaining a daily journal of their experiences, and presenting to a faculty panel at the conclusion of their project.
The depth and quality of the projects has always been impressive. This is a good way for students to put their personal stamp on their education, learn some valuable lessons and bring closure to their years at WA before heading off to college.
Worcester Academy students find the opportunity to undertake Graduation Projects a tremendous learning experience. Here are some examples of graduation projects:
Student Capstone Journal Publications
The contributing authors of these publications are Worcester Academy Upper School (high school) graduates and although their interests range from the literary and psychological to the scientific and theoretical, their scholarship certainly reaches beyond traditional, departmentalized learning; these projects by contrast are penetrating in analysis, interdisciplinary in nature, and relevant to the concerns of our time.