The St. George’s Independent School Specialized Independent Study (SIS) is a multifaceted project that serves as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for students. The SIS committee, which consists of faculty members and administrators, oversees the approval of ideas, serve as guides for students, and evaluates the level of success with which each student implemented his or her project. Students’ projects fall under one of five strands: Citizenship: Community and Service-Based Learning, St. George’s Great Outdoors (SGGO), Personal Growth, Design and Production, and Academic Research. Students work with their strand leader to create a final artifact of their learning, along with writing that is appropriate for that particular strand. Students present their projects to peers and the greater community in the spring.
The SIS serves as an opportunity for students to demonstrate the core values of the St. George’s Portrait of a Graduate by the way they: solve problems, mend fences, take chances, chase dreams, build bridges. In the end, students leave this experience having designed, planned, executed, and communicated a meaningful project of their own design.
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