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!
If you submitted your proposal (either your original or your
resubmission) and have not received it back, please see Ms.
Siegert in E206. If you do not have an approved project on file
as of the end of first quarter, you are not on track to graduate!
Please submit a proposal to Ms. Siegert ASAP.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.