Advanced Integrated Studies


Going beyond traditional classroom limits

Advanced Integrated Studies (AIS) is a capstone project that gives students the chance to gain a deeper understanding of a social, political or ethical issue; to investigate a topic in science or technology; or to explore artistic expression. This two-semester, senior-exhibition class, offers students an opportunity to develop and pursue an extensive, self-directed research project. AIS students are mentored through a process of inquiry, development and final presentation of their findings to the school community. All the while, students develop project management skills as they push beyond their comfort zone.

AIS not only furthered my academic interests, but also helped me to learn more about my potential and space for growth.Annie L., Class of 2019

Now, she's the boss

In this capstone experience, students drive the process and learn the skills needed to make their AIS project have impact. The AIS experience prepares students for college-level research as they learn to take risks, raise questions and dig into the process.