Purpose & Focus The successful completion of the graduation project will show that a student can: • Plan • Produce • Analyze • Synthesize • Evaluate …information and/or skills to produce an end product and communicate significant knowledge and understanding about that product to others.
Graduation Project…defined The Graduation Project is to be a well-organized program which requires the student to plan, prepare, and/or research information in order to successfully complete an item/model that connects several subject areas and showcases the students’ talents and interests.
Graduation Project Options • Independent Project • Volunteer Service Project (Community Service) • Western Area Career & Technology Center
Independent Project • A research-based project that entails exploration based upon a student’s particular interest. The independent project includes a Works Cited page as part of the research paper.
Independent Project Ideas • Communications • Mathematics • Science & Technology • Environment/ Ecology • Citizenship • Arts & Humanities • Career Education/ Work • Wellness & Fitness • Home Economics
Volunteer Service Requirements • At least 60 documented (by a supervisor) hours beyond the regular hours of the school day • Hours may begin to count no sooner than the first day of the freshmen year • All 60 hours do not have to be from the same place • No community service that results from legal action or any inappropriate behavior (illegal or otherwise) may be counted toward the 60 hours • Cannot result from fundraising, or for pay. There also can be no form of remuneration (i.e., money, free tickets, membership, etc)
Project Components • According to the rubrics, students are evaluated on the following components: • Project Report* • Product • Presentation *Independent Projects must include a works cited page for the Project Report
Final Rubric FINAL RATING SCORE SHEET Student’s Name Project Date___ *Consensus should be reached when the panel determines the ratings in each component and the final rating. Project Report Product Presentation Outstanding Satisfactory Unsatisfactory FINAL RATING OUTSTANDING SATISFACTORY UNSATISFACTORY
Class of 2009 • Exit Date: Friday, April 18, 2008 • Individual appointment exit times, locations, and teams assigned • Prepare for oral presentation, product display, and submission of paper • Final Ratings will come via the Guidance Office in the form of a certificate. Students will not be informed of their final rating at the time of the exit appointment.
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