Required for all students beginning with the Class of 2026.
Advanced Integrated Seminar (AIS) is a unique opportunity for students in their senior year to explore a topic of interest beyond the classroom. Rooted in the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria, AIS challenges students to gain a deeper understanding of a social, political or ethical issue; to investigate a topic in science or technology; or to explore the experience of artistic expression. This experience is designed to encourage students to think critically and creatively, solve problems, and develop skills of public speaking, research, media literacy, planning, self-sufficiency, and goal setting: skills that will help prepare students for college careers and adult life. This self-directed experience requires an extended process of inquiry that is interdisciplinary and may include community service, a mentorship or an internship component. Guidance is provided by a faculty advisor and an optional mentor with knowledge or expertise in the chosen topic area. This course is graded on a pass/fail scale and is not calculated into a student’s GPA.
Prerequisite: Proposal submission (spring of Junior year)
Grade level: 12
Credit earned: 1.0 Elective