Bancroft Senior Cooperative
The innovative Bancroft Senior Cooperative (BSC) program — better known as the "Senior Co-op"— takes students out of the classroom during the final semester of their Senior year, and places them in a real-world work environment that aligns with their professional and academic interests.
Rooted in the School's commitment to project-based learning and the greater Worcester community, the Co-op combines elements of an internship, a research project, and community service. Students can design their own Co-op experience, or choose from a catalogue of project choices at approved organizations throughout the area.
As the final semester of Senior year begins, students select their top Co-op choices, complete the program application, are matched with a faculty advisor, and officially placed in their Co-op with professional mentors. They complete at least 50 to 60 hours of onsite, project-based work. And finally, the students submit a portfolio that allows them to reflect on their Co-op experiences.
The Co-op program gives students the opportunity to build practical skills, make personally meaningful contributions to the community, and graduate with a newfound self-confidence that prepares them well for the transition to college.
For more information about the Bancroft Senior Cooperative, contact:
Senior Cooperative Program Director
508.853.2640, ext. 320