The Schuler Scholar Program provides cultural, civic and social experiences for Scholars. Groups of Scholars visit museums; attend the symphony, opera, plays and musicals; travel abroad; visit college campuses; and interact with local, state and national civic leaders. Core exposures are supplemented with mega and mini exposures.
Core exposures are organized for large groups of 15-30 Scholars and give Scholars a broad range of experiences. Recent exposures include etiquette dinners at local restaurants, a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry, and a theatrical adaptation of the novel The Book Thief at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Mega exposures are summer trips for groups of 10-12 Scholars. Scholars are required to submit an application which is then reviewed by Schuler staff. Recent mega exposures include a trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, a weeklong build with Lowernine.org in New Orleans, and a trip to New York to learn about feminist theory and practice.
Mini exposures are geared toward small groups of Scholars and focus on an activity that is of special interest to the Scholars. Recent mini exposures include an architectural boat tour along the Chicago River, a tour of the Infant Cognition Lab at Northwestern University, and the annual Louder than a Bomb festival--the largest youth poetry festival in the world.
Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago
Lake Forest Symphony, College of Lake County | Grayslake
Riverdance, Oriental Theater | Chicago
The Holocaust Museum | Skokie
National Museum of Mexican Art | Chicago
Froggy’s Etiquette Dinner | Highwood
The Nutcracker Ballet, Joffrey Ballet | Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art | Chicago
Exploration of Indian Culture | Chicago
Impressionism at the Art Institute | Chicago
Lake County Courthouse | Waukegan
Japanese Club Trip to Mitsuwa | Arlington Heights
Chicago Board of Trade, Millenium Park, Chicago Public Library | Chicago
Division III College Volleyball Match | Lake Forest
Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me NPR Recording, Chase Auditorium | Chicago
Polish Museum of America | Chicago
Habitat for Humanity | New Orleans, Louisiana (2010), Birmingham, Alabama (2011)
Stratford Shakespeare Festival | Ontario, Canada
Politics & Culture in the Nation's Capital | Washington, D.C.
WHS sophomores explored Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood after learning about zines at Quimby's Bookstore.
WTHS Scholars and Scholar Coach Devin Daugherty took in the sights of Washington, D.C. on the 2012 Mega Exposure.