Common Senior Experience (CSE)

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“I have come to see that my family’s tragedy, my family’s shame, is America’s great secret.” 

 Bedlam: An Intimate Journey Into America’s Mental Health Crisis

“One more sign that America is waking up to our mental health crisis is the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016, which launched additional research and treatment reforms.” 

 Bedlam: An Intimate Journey Into America’s Mental Health Crisis

The Common Senior Experience (CSE) est. 2009

All seniors engage in a project-based curriculum program wherein students read and analyze themes in a book on significant social/global issues. The CSE 2023 will read the book, Bedlam: An Intimate Journey Into America’s Mental Health Crisis by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, MD. 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 regarding the stigma surrounding mental health in America. Students will further increase awareness by shedding light on the common misconceptions and negative connotations that surround mental health issues. This year’s Common Senior Experience will challenge students to transform our school into a community that actively promotes mental health awareness with compassion and inclusion. 

CSE Goals

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 SBCS (formerly South Bay Community Services) a (501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers a variety of services to include, mental health counseling, juvenile crimes prevention, housing assistance and more. It is through this partnership, that Olympian seniors will develop a sense of community and become agents of positive change in the world. 


CSE Important Documents for Students: