Senior Project

Senior Project Requirement

Overview

No Senior Projects Needed for the Class of 2020

On Friday, May 8th, we received verification from the district that the Senior Project Requirement has been waived for this year. This means that students who have not passed the project do not need to present/pass the project in order to be eligible for graduation. If you would still like to present, we would love to honor your work and see what you’ve done! Also, if you already passed (or still choose to present), you will be receiving special commemoration for completing your senior project. If you have any questions, please let me know!

What is Senior Project?

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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.

Below are basic guidelines for Senior Projects:

Basic Guidelines for Senior Projects

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  • 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.

Product
Senior Project

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Your product is a part of your presentation; it is the physical evidence you show of what you learned/created.

Presentation
Senior Project

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You will present your project to a panel of judges in December 2019 (sign-ups will take place in November), March 2020 (sign-ups will take place in February), or May 2020 (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.

Research Paper
Senior Project

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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.  Your paper needs to be 6 pages minimum (MLA format, Times New Roman 12-point font, typed and double-spaced, including Works Cited page), and you must use at least five reputable, valid sources in your paper (Wikipedia does not count as a source).

Portfolio
Senior Project

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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.