Basic Guidelines for Senior Projects

  • The project must be personally challenging. You cannot simply cook a meal or learn to strum a couple of chords on a guitar. Consider completing a project that involves community service, such as volunteering at a convalescent hospital or food bank, coaching youth sports, or organizing a fundraiser for the American Heart Association or other worthy foundations. Other successful project ideas include building/constructing something, teaching (more than three students), working at an after-school program, etc. 
  • The project must be independently completed. You cannot complete a project with other seniors, and if you are part of a group that is working on something (for example, a missionary trip to Mexico or Habitat for Humanity) there must be sufficient evidence of what you have completed on your own, without the assistance of other people.
  • The project itself must take at least 15 hours. This time does not include researching/writing your paper or assembling your presentation or portfolio.
  • If you are in LEAD, your project must be community service-based and you need at least 40 hours.
  • There must be evidence of you physically completing the project in the form of pictures or video, so keep track of everything you do from the time you are approved. Lost phones, crashed computers, or broken cameras are not excuses for lacking visual evidence.
  • If you want to do a project that involves food, you must cater an event or create some type of fundraiser to go along with it. You also must show evidence of learning how to make the food. All food projects will be run by Mr. Singer (Chef Scott) to check for difficulty.
  • All portions of Senior Project, which are listed below, must receive a passing grade.