Senior Experience

What is the Senior Experience?

The Senior Experience program is a four-week program from May 22 to June 20. The Senior Experience aims to facilitate the transition from high school to the “real-world” by fostering work, internship, or volunteer opportunities.  Seniors are offered the opportunity to embark on an exciting and unique learning experience that will provide an opportunity to examine the world from another viewpoint. Seniors may expand their interests and abilities in a professional setting, working with mentors who have chosen to share their knowledge, experience, and talents with W-L seniors. The program allows seniors to:

  • explore the relative roles of theory and practice as each relates to a work environment
  • relate academics to the work world via career experiences and community service
  • gain real life experience to enhance interpersonal and workplace skills
  • work with professionals in a variety of workplaces
  • give back to the APS and W-L community

The Senior Experience is open to all Washington-Lee seniors

  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.0
  • Must complete the ONLINE APPLICATION – Goes live February 8, 2017
  • No disciplinary or attendance problems
  • Maintain an average of 25 hours per week, and a minimum of 100 total hours during the experience
  • Maintain a daily time sheet and submit a 1-page reflection on June 20
  • Obtain mentor signature on time sheets verifying hours due with time sheet on June 20
  • Make arrangements with their supervisor to be excused from work to attend required school programs:  Graduation Practice, Senior Picnic, and Farewell assemblies – June 13

For further information on this program, please email Sandy Munnell or call 703-228-6237. We look forward to working with you this spring!


Senior Experience Coordinator Sandy Munnell
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Senior Experience Administrator  Chad DeMagistris

Senior Experience Administrative Assistant Diana Velasquez