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Senior May Term

The Senior May Term experience allows 12th grade students to create and drive their personal learning outside the walls of Edina High School.

Students working in a classroom on their laptops.

Senior May Term

May 22 - May 31, 2023
Presentations: May 31, 2023 from 1 - 2 p.m.


All projects will be guided by a leading question developed to enhance our society.

Students utilize critical thinking skills to connect their interest with two of the three areas of content: academic, community service, and/or career.Every senior has the opportunity to participate in this optional program by communicating their Senior May Term objectives through a thoughtfully detailed application. The Senior May Term Committee will review all applications and email students their status of approved, pending (2nd chance) or denied. Students will share their learning and reflections at a community open house at Edina High School.

Please connect through an email, or by phone 952-848-3052.

Benefits of Senior May Term

  • Personalized learning
  • Enhance critical thinking skills
  • Learn to connect academics with service and/or career
  • Work independently
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Engage in a complex challenging task
  • Generation of knowledge, reflection, and creation of product

Senior May Term Process

  • Idea
  • Connect with a mentor and adviser
  • Complete application
  • Senior May Term committee review
  • Application approval, pending or denied
  • Travel and transportation forms turned in
  • Digital portfolios created
  • Experience: May 22 - May 31
  • Presentations: May 31, 1-2 pm
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Application and Resources

 All materials are available in Schoology, Grade 12 course.


Sara Swenson
Senior May Term Advisor


March 16, 2023
SMT overview and application rollout

April 13, 2023

April 20, 2023
Pending application returned

April 27, 2023
Pending applications due

May 11, 2023
Mandatory meeting for all students doing May Term

May 18, 2023
Digital portfolios links due

May 22, 2023
SMT begins

May 31, 2023
SMT ends

May 31, 2023
Presentations (1-2 pm)