- 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
- 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
- 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
- All portions of Senior Project, which are listed below, must
receive a passing grade.