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General Information

 

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Changes to the Senior Project

    • Research paper no longer strictly tied to fieldwork; hoping for more diverse, interesting paper topics
    • Mentors are no longer required.  
    • No more portfolios; students will be using Google Sites to show involvement  
    • 15 experiences (they need to defend their participation), not hours from any involvement in the following list-
      • College (exploring, visiting, applying, financial aid/scholarship)
      • Civic (current issues, legislation, marches, writing senators/gover nment)
      • Community (volunteering, participating, helping includes school events)
      • hobbies/interest (learning, teaching, sharing)
      • Career (interviewing, shadowing, interning)
      • Cultural (local landmarks, encourage diversity and sensitivity, compassion)
      • Creative (drawing, painting, sharing passion and vision, beautifying)
  • Moving towards growth and change by active involvement in their own chosen passions

 

 

Senior Project Requirements 

Senior Project is the culminating project that encompasses all the skills you have learned the past three years allowing you to exhibit and display them.  Be advised completing the Senior Project is mandatory for you to graduate. 

The Senior Project is divided into 4 major components:

 

Exploration/Topic Selection

  • 5 Days/Experiences that help students select a specific area of interest for their senior project.  Students may choose from a variety of experiences to help them focus on a topic.
 
  • Choose from activities/experiences from the following areas to explore
    • career topics
    • personal interests or hobbies
    • cultural topics, events, experiences
    • community/civic volunteerism
    • current social issues
    • college-going investigations
 
 

Expression/Research Paper

• Board-approved topic, successful research process with notecards

• MLA Format

• Typed, double spaced

• 12 point font

• 6-8 page paper excluding title page, works cited and/or works consulted

 

Engagement/Field Work:

• 10 additional days/experiences minimum of voluntary non-compensated work

Additional experiences may be collected from any of the following areas:

  • career topics
  • personal interests or hobbies
  • cultural topics, events, experiences
  • community/civic volunteerism
  • current social issues
  • college-going investigations
 
5 of the 10 should have a loose connection and/or focus on their project topic
 

 

Presentation:

• 7-10 minute presentation to a community panel board.

• Appropriate business attire

• Question and answer period

• Visual aid displaying student’s physical involvement in field work

 

Additionally, the Senior Project is only one component of English 4. Successful completion of English 4 is a combination of Senior Project grades and traditional coursework in the classroom setting, which is mandatory to meet graduation requirements.