The Senior Project is a culminating high school learning experience which takes place throughout the course of the school year. The foundation of the Senior Project is that it is authentic, student-driven research where students have the opportunity to research and explore a topic of interest to them. Topics are generally related to one of three areas: career, service or personal interest/hobbies. The project consists of five components: the proposal, research paper, product/project (including a minimum of fifteen hours of field work), and final presentation.
Students may propose their topic at the end of their Junior year. If approved, they may begin their project during the summer prior to their Senior year.
The Senior Project is a graduation requirement – as such it is supported and embedded into the curriculum of English 4. Each student is guided by her English teacher to help her stay on track and complete her research components. In addition, students are supported by a mentor to complete her field work and project components.
August 31 – Info in English Class (Parent Night)
September 12 – Proposal Packet
October 4 – Mentor Breakfast
October 17 – Annotated Bibliography
Week of October 17 – Senior Project Progress Report in English Class
November 7 – Rough Draft of Paper
December 9 – Final Draft of Paper
Week of December 12 – Senior Project Progress Report in English Class
December 16 – Signed Mentor Log Due
Week of February 27 – Senior Project Progress Report in English Class
March 10 – Completed Field Work
March 13 – Signed Mentor Log Due
Week of March 20 – Senior Project Progress Report in English Class
March 21 – Senior Project Work Day – No Classes
March 21 – Synopsis Due [Emailed to English Teacher From Home By 5 PM]
March 27 – Practice Presentations for Seniors
April 13 – Senior Project Presentations