Senior Seminar Experience


Interdisciplinary Course Work

Seniors within the Senior Seminar program take courses that
include, History, Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Seminar Courses offered to date:

  • 2019 - 2020 - Germany, Austria & Switzerland
  • 2018-2019 - Spain
  • 2017 - 2018 ~ Greece
  • 2016 - 2017 ~ Eastern Europe
  • 2015 - 2016 ~ Britain & Scotland
  • 2014 - 2015 ~ Spain
  • 2013 - 2014 ~ Italy
  • 2012 - 2013~ Mississippi River Valley
  • 2011 - 2012 ~ Ireland


Senior Seminar is creatively rigorous! This Interdisciplinary course includes both traditional and non-traditional methods. Including:

  • Socratic Seminars
  • In classroom and International Presentations
  • Group Projects - Digital and Hands-on
  • Maker Space Projects
  • Art/Design/Innovation
  • Multidisciplinary Capstone
    • Authentic Research
    • Formal Presentation
    • Creation of a 3D Artifact that conceptually describes the students research

Program Overview

The Four Threads for the Future experience at AIM Academy culminates in a year long multidisciplinary course that connects History, Science, Literature and the Arts in what is called Senior Seminar. Each senior at AIM is enrolled in a set of college preparatory courses, in addition to their dual-enrollment college class at a nearby university, which allows them to dive deeply into learning about a specific region abroad. By preparing students with rich content through traditional and mixed methods including projects, presentations and collaborative problem solving experiences, we believe that this global travel experience deeply enhances our students learning by turning the world into the classroom.

By the time all seniors embark on their international journey, they are experts about the areas they will visit and ready to share their knowledge with peers in international, on-sight presentations. Students keep thorough and detailed journals of their travel experience where they collect information from specific tours, artifacts from the places they visit and document photo challenges that take place abroad. When they return, seniors prepare to give their final Senior Capstone projects which include a public presentation, a paper and a visual, arts-based, 3-D representation informed by their research.

What happens when students Travel Abroad?

For the past Lectures/Tours

Student Lead Presentations

Journal Requirements