Comenius Project proposals are due October 15th.
The Comenius Independent Study Program is designed to honor, encourage, and foster a healthy curiosity and pursuit of knowledge amongst the Moravian Academy Upper School students that goes beyond the classroom.
Proposal: To be eligible the student must be a junior or senior. Any topic viewed as an extension of the standard curriculum, which can be investigated in an academic manner, is acceptable. This project provides an opportunity to pursue a topic of the student’s interest. It should not be, for instance, a continuation or duplication of a previous project (such as PJAS or a summer writing camp, etc.). The proposal should be clear and concise and follow the model proposal in this handbook. Proposals should not exceed one page in length.
Mentor: A teacher or administrator at the school who will agree to advise and supervise the student throughout the study period is required. The mentor will assist the student in perfecting and polishing the presentation several weeks prior to the presentation date. Adults outside the Moravian Academy community may be used as resources, but are not permitted to be project mentors. Mentors are expected to meet with the student frequently to discuss the student’s progress with the Comenius project.
Submitting a Proposal: The proposal will be reviewed by the Mentor and Department Chair prior to the proposal being formally submitted. Often proposals will need to be revised based on suggestions of the Mentor and Department Chair. Therefore, it is suggested that students work with their mentor on the proposal at least one week in advance of the proposal due date which is Monday, October 15.