Senior Project

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Senior Projects for the Class of 2018

Current juniors will have the opportunity to get their Senior Project Proposals approved before summer. A Junior Class Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 18th and students will receive the necessary information and proposal packets. Proposals are due by 2:00pm on Thursday, June 1st for early approval; students who do not wish to get started on their projects over the summer have until October 11th to get their proposals submitted.

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Senior Project Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, below is a link to the City of Sacramento’s Youth Volunteer Directory, which has plenty of summer and year-round opportunities. Or, follow this link for information about short term opportunities such as being a Zoo Ambassador at the Sacramento Zoo, a volunteer at Fairytale Town, or a youth assistant at Rivercats Stadium: https://www.cityofsacramento.org/HR/Volunteer-Opportunities/Short-Term-Opportunities

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What is Senior Project?

Completion of Senior Project is a graduation requirement at Rosemont High School, as well as at all of the other high schools in Sacramento City Unified School District. In order to get your Senior Project approved, you must submit the three proposal forms (Proposal, Parent Permission, and Outside Mentor) and a typed Letter of Intent. Proposals are due by mid-October and there are three opportunities to present throughout the year.

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Product

Your product is a part of your presentation; it is the physical evidence you show of what you learned/created. Your product is technically the proof of the 15 hours minimum that you have spent on your Senior Project (researching for your paper, organizing your speech, and completing your portfolio do not count towards the time limit).  Your product must be in the form of a Power Point

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Presentation

You will present your project to a panel of judges in December 2017 (sign-ups will take place in November), March 2018 (sign-ups will take place in February), or May 2018 (sign-ups will take place in March). Your presentation needs to be 8-10 minutes long, and the judges have a 5-minute question/answer session once you finish speaking. Additionally, your presentation MUST be in the form of a PPT or Prezi. The rubric for the presentation can be found in the link below.

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Research Paper

This element of your Senior Project needs to be included in your portfolio, but it is counted as a separate portion, and is a part of your English 12 grade. If you do not pass the research paper, you cannot pass the first semester of English 12. The rubric for the paper can be found in the link below. 

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Portfolio

The portfolio is where all of your materials and paperwork related to your senior project, including a letter of introduction to the judges, are showcased. You should use a binder to keep track of everything that you do with Senior Project, starting from the time you’re approved, and then that as the basis of your final portfolio. Listed below are the items you need to have in your portfolio, which is graded on its completeness and presentation.

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Outside Mentor Evaluation Form

Below is the link to the form that your outside mentor needs to complete prior to your Senior Project Presentation. This form should be included in your portfolio.

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