Co-Curricular Exemption Application

The co-curricular alternatives program was established to “support the pursuit of excellence.” At the end of each term, the Co-Curricular Alternatives Committee meets to review student proposals and to make decisions based on the criteria outlined below. We aim to be consistent in holding to these standards and supportive of students’ wide-ranging interests.

Successful proposals typically include a statement about goals for the project and logistical considerations such as timing (weekly), location and, as appropriate, transportation. Each project must have an advisor from the current faculty, with whom the student meets weekly to review progress. Beyond these routine meetings, a project advisor is responsible for end-of-term comments, a paragraph submitted online as a “co-curricular report”. All co-curricular alternatives must include 1) a health and fitness component – with a plan for weekly exercise and check in with Ms. Mitchell – and 2) a public performance or demonstration at term’s end. At this time, all final project materials should be submitted or presented to the Co-Curricular Alternatives Committee.

Any student submitting two co-curricular alternative proposals in one year must ensure that at least one of those projects includes work within a “team.”

When requested by the Co-Curricular Alternatives Committee as part of its approval for a given alternative, permission and liability forms must be signed by parents/guardians before the project begins at the start of the term.

Failure to complete the fitness component of the co-curricular alternative project, as outlined in the proposal, will result in Accountability Points, and, if egregious, the withholding of co-curricular credit and/or disciplinary action.