Advanced Research 11 is an elective course. Students refine their research skills while conducting new or continued investigations in mathematics, science, or social science. Although it is not a requirement, students often choose to work with a mentor at a university or research facility outside the high school. In such cases, students must provide their own transportation. Social Science students do background research, select a topic, formulate an experimental design, present appropriate project proposals to the SHS Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Scientific Review Committee (SRC), conduct research, analyze their data, draw conclusions, and write a paper. A mathematics teacher will provide a foundation and support in the statistical analysis of their projects. A business education teacher will assist all Advanced Research 11 students in preparing presentation materials and skills to support the communication of their research. Each student is also required to construct a research presentation board, prepare an oral presentation, and compete in the SHS Research Fair. All Advanced Research 11 student abstracts are published in the SHS Journal of Abstracts.