As their final requirement for graduation, Thayer Academy seniors spend roughly one month in May completing an independent project. The goal of this experience is to give students a chance to assimilate all they have learned into an individual project that serves as a capstone to their time at Thayer. They are encouraged to focus on an area of interest during this time, particularly something which they might not normally be able to pursue.
Whether participating in one of the international trips Thayer offers or pursuing a local internship or community service endeavor, the senior project program has proven to be a meaningful transitional experience between high school and college. Through this initiative, Thayer seniors are provided with opportunities to increase their own self-reliance, give back to the community, and contribute to the common good.