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• Requirements/General Info
• Senior Project Components
• If you have any specific questions, please write them down now,
along with your name and the best contact info for you (phone
#/email address and time of day) and I‟ll get back to you about
your specific situation a.s.a.p.
• Statewide goals (OSPI):
• Encourage students to think analytically, logically and creatively and
to integrate experience and knowledge to solve problems.
• Give students a chance to explore a topic in which they have a great
• Offer students an opportunity to apply their learning in a “real world"
• As part of the Culminating Project, each student will
demonstrate essential skills through reading, writing,
speaking, production and/or performance. To complete the
project, students may be asked to write a research paper,
work with a mentor in school or in the community, present to a
community or peer panel, pull together a portfolio of work
and/or develop a multimedia presentation.
• Senior Project is pass/fail; all work is marked either
satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Work deemed “unsatisfactory”
will need to be revised until acceptable.
• Therefore, it‟s incredibly important that you complete your work on
time or even early, in case it needs to be redone.
• You can find the answers to all of your questions about
and documents related to Senior Project at our page on
You will need to register at this site (select “Edmonds
eLearning” as your school, if asked) and use the access
• The students who are most successful at Senior Project
are those who:
1. TAKE THE PROJECT SERIOUSLY. If it just seems like
another hoop to you, you won‟t work as hard on it and
your project won‟t be very good and may not even get
2. Have a SUPPORT SYSTEM in place. Yes, this is your
project and you have to do a lot of the organizing and
leg-work for it, but you DON‟T have to do it alone. In
fact, if you try to do it alone, you may not make it.
Involve your parents. Get a good mentor. Make contacts
in the community. USE ME and the other eLearning
teachers—we‟re a fantastic resource! Turn to your
counselor or the career center at your home high school
for additional support.
• Your Senior Project should be a service project, event, product,
internship/apprenticeship/job shadow, etc. that you spend at least 40
• At least 32 of these hours should be “hands-on”—job-shadowing,
volunteering, coordinating and running an event—NOT working on Senior
• Your Senior Project can be an extension of--not the same as--
something you've already done. "Double dipping" is not allowed. For
example, if you are in the nursing program at Sno-Isle and you are
required to complete a 40-hour internship in a nursing home, that
cannot count as your Senior Project, since you are essentially
already getting credit for it somewhere else. However, if you decided
you wanted to host an event for the patients and staff at the nursing
home, that would be an appropriate extension of your internship and
would probably work well for your Senior Project.
• Your Senior Project should reflect a significant learning stretch for
you. One example would be learning to play an instrument, like the
guitar, from scratch with little to no previous experience. Your project
should not focus on anything you are already very familiar with.
• Risk Management
• Organize an event:
• Blood Drive
• Food Drive
• Susan G. Komen Fundraiser
• Learn how to do something:
• Play the Guitar
• Belly Dance
• Accounting Internship
• Create something
• Restore Your Dad‟s „57 Chevy
• Build a Theremin from Scratch
• Guidelines & How To‟s
• Mentor Contract
• Mentor Conference Form
• Mentor Supplement/Alternate Assignment
• Do your best to get your mentor candidate to be honest
with you. Make sure you‟re very clear about the time
commitment and the face-to-face contact. You don‟t want
to get deep into your project and run out of time to find a
new mentor if you find yourself needing one…
• You will make at least 10 journal entries throughout the
course of your project.
• These will be submitted with your Portfolio at your
Presentation AND there will be TWO JOURNAL CHECKS
during the semester!
• Each entry needs to contain the following: date, time spent,
what you did, and how it furthered your project
• Each journal entry should be no less than one paragraph in
length (at least 5 sentences). The best journal entries will
answer all of the following questions:
• What did you do?
• What did you learn?
• What successes did you experience?
• What issues/difficulties did you encounter?
• What will you do differently in the future and/or what changes will you
• Get to know your SP topic better
• Select a research question that is related to your SP
• Annotated Bibliographies
• Citing Your Sources
• Document on Schoology Website
• OWL at Purdue
• Son of Citation Machine
• Your Portfolio is where you'll keep—and how you'll
present—all of the evidence that proves that YOU did
your Senior Project and that it took you 40 hours to
complete. You will decide what to include in your Portfolio
but you need to be sure that your evidence is ample
enough, in both quantity and quality, to prove your
• It is my suggestion that you KEEP EVERYTHING you
collect in connection to your project—receipts, fliers,
contact notes, programs, emails, etc. That way, when it
comes time for you to decide what's important in proving
your project, those decisions will be easier because you'll
have a wealth of resources to choose from.
• 15-20 mins in length (not including Q&A; no more than 3
mins can be film/audio clip/demonstration)
• Speech Components:
• Q & A
• Visual Aids
• Appropriate (Professional) Dress
Make sure to submit your
work on time. Since all
assignments are graded as
or “Unsatisfactory,” you
may be asked to revise and
resubmit your work.
If you wait too long and run
out of time to make
revisions, you‟ll be out of
Proposal & Timeline Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
Mentor Contract/Supplement Friday, Oct. 25, 2013
Journal Check #1
(Journal Entries #1-3 due)
Monday, Oct. 28,
No Significant Changes to Your
Project May Be Made After
Monday, Nov. 11,
Journal Check #2
(Journal Entries #4-6 due)
Monday, Nov. 25,
PROGRESS MEETING WEEK OF DEC. 9
Annotated Bibliography Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
Mentor Exit Interview Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
Reflective Essay Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
Portfolio & Presentation
Week of Jan. 13,
• Dawn Drake
• Senior Project Website:
• Schoology.com: You will need to register at this site (select
“Edmonds eLearning” as your school, if asked) and use the
access code: J65C7-XXHG2.