The Class of 2024
The Common Senior Experience (CSE) est. 2009
CSE Background, Text, & Social Issue
All seniors engage in a project-based curriculum program wherein students read and analyze themes in a book on significant social/global issues. The Class of 2024 will read the book, Dreamland (YA Adaptation) by Sam Quinones, an American author and journalist. For our students, Dreamland symbolizes saving lives and shedding light on the importance of drug awareness and prevention education to build a better future for themselves and others. Olympian High School pledges to immerse students in activities that are designed to build lifelong awareness and to create a positive school culture with the understanding that in order to make the world a better place students must work together to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic and addiction in America. This year’s Common Senior Experience will challenge students to transform our school into a community that actively promotes saying “no” to alcohol and drugs in order to save lives.
Our ultimate goal is to raise awareness of this important and relevant issue; however, some students may also feel compelled to raise money for the cause. To that end, we choose a local non-profit organization to partner with for the duration of each school year. This year we are proud to announce that we will partner with Natural High nonprofit organization that offers drug prevention education for America’s youth. It is through this partnership, that Olympian seniors will develop a sense of community and become agents of positive change in the world.
ALL seniors will gather in their CSE project groups in the gym where they will formally share with families and community members their overall projects and the impact they made in the community using their CSE Google Site and e-portfolios. Then, there will be a presentation and performances in the MPR where selected students will share how they applied their understanding of the CSE topic to other disciplines or courses throughout the school year. Lastly, students will present the total amount raised to this year’s beneficiary, Natural High non-profit organization.