Students in high school are not very likely to know exactly what they want to do with their lives, so they are probably coming in with a bit of a feeling of “I have to be here.” That is not a problem for us because we do not just focus on the project, but also on the other things they care about in life.
First, we are going to make sure that the project gets done with no problems, which requires some attention on our part and focus on the part of the students. We will work through anything from the idea phase all the way through to writing things up.
Beyond that, we also offer career services to help you turn this interest in science into something more. We can help you figure out where to go to school and what to study to make sure that you are going the right way for your interests.
High school students usually do not have to do much in advance of our sessions, but we encourage parents to think about what they are hoping to get out of this and communicate that to us in advance. We want to make sure that this is a partnership as much as possible.
By the end of this, you should have a completed project at the very least, but that would be the bare minimum and that is not all that we offer. You can also trust that by the end of this, your student will have a better idea of how they hope to use science in their life in the future and what they might want to study next.