Senior Experience

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Senior Experience is an opportunity during the last three weeks of high school, after the conclusion of Advanced Placement exams, for interested seniors to participate in a unique transitional learning opportunity outside of school. This full-time experience can take more than one form, but it generally will pair a senior with a professional with whom that student will work and/or serve as an intern in the senior’s chosen field of interest (i.e., arts, health care, politics, architecture, marketing, teaching, culinary arts, etc.). The non-paying internship must include a minimum of 24 contact hours in week one and 30 hours in weeks two and three. Students must return to Yorktown in June to participate in a Final Seminar designed to share their experiences.

A student may not intern with his/her parent or guardian, or participate in an internship at Yorktown and other APS high school programs including Bishop O’Connell High School.

Students may not return to Yorktown during the school day.


Important documents, including the application and handbooks, are available in Senior Experience Documents from the menu on the left. Please make a note of important Deadlines in your personal calendar.

2021 Senior Experience Student Application & Student Handbook are available on the Senior Experience Canvas Course

2021 Senior Experience Mentor Handbook

2021 Senior Experience Mentor Application & Business Reference

2021 Senior Experience at a Glance

Class of 2021 Senior Experience Kick-Off

Important Dates and Reminders

Forms due April 2021:

1. Student Application due April 7, 2021
2. Mentor Application due April 7, 2021
3. Mentor Reference due April 7, 2021
4. Student/School Agreement due April 7, 2021
5. Parent/Guardian Authorization due April 7, 2021

Final Teacher Checklist Due: due April 23, 2021

Exit Seminar – May 21, 2021

Senior Experience runs for three weeks beginning May 24, 2021 to June 14, 2021

Final Seminar – June 15, 2021 at Yorktown – TBD

Contact Information
Stephanie Meadows
Senior Experience Program Coordinator
Phone: 703-228-5374
FAX:    703-228-5409
Mary Ann Mahan
Senior Experience Administrative Assistant
Phone: 703-228-5374
Fax: 703-228-5409