If you would like to get your Senior Project approved before summer, you have until Monday, June 4th at 3:00pm to submit your entire proposal packet to Ms. Siegert. You must complete a typed Letter of Intent, Proposal Form, Parent Permission Form, and Outside Mentor Form, and then submit all four elements at the same time in order for your proposal to be reviewed.
You will be notified through your current English classes by Wednesday, June 6th if your proposal was accepted, and if you need to resubmit, you will have until Friday, June 8th to do so.
Below are two links to different projects that were presented at the meeting for juniors. The first link is to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Junior Board opportunity, and the second link is to the US Green Building Council if you are interested in conducting a survey to get LEED certified.
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
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.
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 2018 (sign-ups will take place in November), March 2019 (sign-ups will take place in February), or May 2019 (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.