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Senior Exit Portfolio Introduction

  1. 1. THE PORTFOLIO: AN INTRODUCTION The subject matter is you.
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  3. 3. The portfolio process provides <ul><li>an opportunity for Newton High School graduates to demonstrate the skills necessary to move successfully from high school to the world of work/education. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Basic Steps To Prepare Your Portfolio <ul><li>Work on the portfolio all year </li></ul><ul><li>Meet all of the deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Collect good work </li></ul><ul><li>Select your best work </li></ul><ul><li>Do the volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Think about who will write a reference for you </li></ul><ul><li>Turn it in on time </li></ul>
  5. 5. Due Dates <ul><li>Portfolio: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>February 3, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>March 9, 10, and 11, 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 2009-2010 SENIOR EXIT PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS <ul><li>You must include in your portfolio the following: </li></ul><ul><li>R é sum é </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Essay </li></ul><ul><li>Transcript </li></ul><ul><li>Samples of Academic Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Honors and Activities List </li></ul><ul><li>Three Letters of Character Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Service Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Section is optional </li></ul>
  7. 7. Aspects Of The Portfolio Left To YOUR Creativity <ul><li>Be creative but mature </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation and content DO matter </li></ul><ul><li>You may be creative with the following items: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Table of contents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dividers between sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional personal section (6 page limit) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. R é sum é <ul><li>The résumé was introduced in speech class. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that it is updated. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Your Essays Will Be <ul><li>Both will be a Senior English assignment </li></ul><ul><li>A clean copy (required for your portfolio) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Essay topics are suggested in the handbook. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Personal Essay <ul><li>The paper needs to demonstrate that you have thought about YOU . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This will be done in your senior English class </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Reflective Essay <ul><li>Reflect about your chosen academic examples of work chosen. </li></ul><ul><li>Your English teacher will assign this. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Academic Accomplishments <ul><li>Highlight academic strengths . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight any skills/knowledge that you have obtained in an academic class at NHS. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Choose 3 samples </li></ul><ul><li>May be from any academic area </li></ul><ul><li>You may not use </li></ul><ul><li>extra-curricular activities . </li></ul>
  13. 13. Transcript <ul><li>Include a copy of your transcript or a list of classes in your senior exit portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>See Ms. Shirley in Student Services. </li></ul><ul><li>COMPLETE THIS BY JANUARY 14, 2008. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Letter of Authenticity <ul><li>Complete a &quot;Letter of Authenticity&quot; for each chosen sample. </li></ul><ul><li>Get the signature of the teacher as soon as possible. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Display Your Samples <ul><li>Work samples that do not fit in the portfolio should be photographed. </li></ul><ul><li>Actual samples can be carried to the interview. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Digital Portfolio Option <ul><li>You still need to have a binder. </li></ul><ul><li>Collection place until items are digitized. </li></ul><ul><li>Seminar teachers will verify you have met the deadlines. </li></ul><ul><li>Final product needs to be placed on a disk and placed in the binder. </li></ul><ul><li>Seminar teacher needs to make sure it works. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Honors and Activities List <ul><li>Can be listed in two sections: &quot;honors&quot; and &quot;activities.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Organize by school year or by category. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use abbreviations or acronyms. </li></ul><ul><li>Include certificates of recognition and achievement, newspaper articles, pictures, letters of intent, scholarship offers from college or university that you have saved. </li></ul><ul><li>You must limit this to eight pages. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Reference Letters <ul><li>You must include 3 letters of character reference. </li></ul><ul><li>You are responsible for the collection and placement of these letters in your portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT have people mail or deliver them to the high school. </li></ul><ul><li>A letter of explanation that you may reproduce is included in the handbook. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Service Learning <ul><li>Use the form in the seminar folder to keep track of service learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Service learning (community service) is any voluntary work that is done without payment and is not part of normal household chores. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas are included in the handbook. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch the student bulletin for opportunities. </li></ul>
  20. 20. THE INTERVIEW <ul><li>PRESENT YOUR PORTFOLIO TO A REVIEW TEAM MADE UP OF CITIZENS OF </li></ul><ul><li>THE DISTRICT </li></ul><ul><li>The team could be a teacher, a business person, and other citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>Before your interview, the team will have read and discussed your portfolio. </li></ul>
  21. 21. When & Where <ul><li>This year's interviews are March 9, 10, and 11, 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>They will be held at the high school. </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for an interview time in the library with Mrs. Lim ó n during January </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>CLEAR YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE EVENING YOU CHOOSE!!! </li></ul>
  22. 22. Before the Interview <ul><li>There will be additional senior meeting on the interview process closer to those March dates. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Did You Pass? <ul><li>The review team will decide based on your interview and your portfolio. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Don’t Lose Your Handbook <ul><li>There are two forms included in your handbook that you will take out to put in your portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledgment of Portfolio Display </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for “senior exit portfolio” in groups. Mr. Lehr will confirm you. </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Good Luck