5 Things: Senior Evaluations

5 Things: Senior Evaluations


Author’s note: read the introduction to the 5 Things You’ll Only Do At Hyde here.

So far we have covered Auditions, Faculty Evaluations, Brother’s Keeper, Parent Graduation, and today I will finish with Senior Evaluations.

Key Quotes/Points:

  • Hyde School is dedicated to a curriculum of character education. Thus, we require evidence of character development as a prerequisite to a formal degree from our school. “Senior Evals” is the key to assessing, respecting, and encouraging that development.
  • At most schools, the month of May is a breeze for high school seniors. Not so at Hyde.
  • If the Senior Evals process can be said to have a “gold standard,” the Diploma is it. The Diploma signifies that “this individual is ready to conduct his or her life according to standards of personal excellence.”
  • During the evaluation process, the student, peers, and faculty examine the extent to which the candidate has inter­nalized the Five Words and Five Principles and applied them to his or her life.
  • The intrinsic value of the entire evaluation process for all rests on the assumption that honesty will be the guiding principle for self, peers and faculty.
  • Senior Evals helps facilitate the efforts of our students, parents, and faculty to honor the words on our school shield: Courage – Integrity – Leadership – Curiosity – Concern.

To read the piece on Senior Evaluations, hover over the embed below and click the square outline in the lower right corner to view full screen. Alternatively, you can download the PDF here.