What is a Culminating Project?
The Research Paper component of the Culminating Project will demonstrate the student’s mastery of written English. Students will use a combination of research and first-hand experience to compose a paper that reflects their ability and K-12 educational training.
The Presentation component of the Culminating Project will consist of a 10 minute speech /exhibition before an audience of staff, community members, and students. Through this speech, students will address the following prompt: How have you used school related work to learn, grow, and prepare for the challenges after highschool (13th year)? A successful presentation will be supported by a visual aid, which enhances the speaker’s message.
The Portfolio component of the Culminating Project will consist of a collection of evidence of the knowledge, skills and experiences the student has accrued through his/her schooling, particularly in grades 7-12. Each student’s High School + Education Plan, including what he or she expects to do the year following graduation, shall be part of his or her portfolio.
Community Experience (optional for sites):
The Community Experience component will be an active learning and/or service project that requires students to apply their school skills in real life settings and, in so doing, helps them transition from high school. The experience may be tied to a career pathway. It needs to be supervised by a community mentor and include at least 20 hours of work outside the school day. Students will develop a Community Experience Plan and,upon approval, may begin their work during the summer before their senior year. Additional items may be selected by students to reflect their unique interests and talents.
Our work has been based on the concept of the 4P’s: Pathway, Portfolio, Plan, and Project.
Last Modified on July 22, 2008