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Schuylkill Valley High School Graduation Project A Graduation Requirement - Class of 2013 Left Mouse Click To Progress Through the Presentation
Why Do A Graduation Project??
The Reason The graduation project is designed to meet both state and local graduation requirements.
The Reason Schuylkill Valley requires successful completion of the Graduation Project Course as a requirement for graduation.
The Reason Businesses require workers who possess the following: * Oral Communications Skills
The Reason Businesses require workers who possess the following: * Written Communications Skills
The Reason Businesses require workers who possess the following: * Personal Initiative
The Reason Businesses require workers who possess the following: * Ability to Complete Assigned Tasks on Time.
The Reason People who possess these skills: * Are more likely to be employed! * Are more likely to be promoted! * Receive higher salaries!
The Reason The graduation project requires the student to develop and demonstrate these important skills.
The Reason The purpose of the graduation project is to assure that all students are able to apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information.
The Reason This approach to the graduation project is designed to prepare students for future endeavors in post-secondary education or work.
The Reason The project is entirely student driven.
The Reason To complete the graduation project, students will need to demonstrate self-initiative.
The Reason Advisors, resource people, and teachers are available to assist students, but the students must initiate the request for support.
Activity Project Research Paper Oral Presentation
Important Support People
Graduation Project Coordinator Mr. Steven Schell Research Paper Coordinator Mr. Daniel Hornberger Graduation Project Advisor Student Selected
Project Time Schedule
Proposal Form Advisor Approval Form September 30, 2011
Project Time Schedule Activity Logs Should be submitted as soon as the required hours are completed Must be completed by September 14, 2012
Project Time Schedule Oral Presentation Scheduling FormSeptember 21, 2012 Oral Presentation Beginning October 1, 2012
Project Time Schedule Research Paper - 1st SubmissionOctober 5, 2012 Research Paper - 2nd SubmissionFebruary 22, 2013
Project Time Schedule All requirements may be submitted prior to the listed deadline!
Project Time Schedule Except for the oral presentation, requirements submitted prior to the deadline may be submitted a second time! This allows you to correct mistakes and resubmit the requirement for a higher grade.
* The Graduation Project is a required 1.0 credit course.
Course Credit * The Graduation Project Course will appear on the students report card and transcript in the senior year after completion of all requirements.
Course Credit * Students will receive a numerical grade for the Graduation Project Course.
Course Credit * The grade received for the Graduation Project Course will be included in the students final G.P.A..
Activity Project 25+ Hours
Course Requirements Research Paper 5 Pages 5 + References Student must use multiple types of sources Students may not use all internet sources Citations As Required By MLA Standards
Required Forms and Hours Graded by the Graduation Project Coordinator
Grading Procedures Research Paper Graded by a Senior English Teacher
Grading Procedures Oral Presentation Graded by a Senior English Teacher or the Graduation Project Coordinator
Grading Procedures Final Course Grade Based on the following percentages: Oral Presentation30% Research Paper30% Required Forms10% Required Hours30%
Grading Procedures Late Submissions Requirements submitted late will lose points: Days1/2 of the Points Days1/4 of the Points Days3/4 of the Points 31+ Days LateNo Credit
Selecting A Topic
* Pick an interesting topic!
Selecting A Topic * The student should have fun doing the activity portion of the project!
Selecting A Topic * The project should have some relationship to the students current or future goals and interests!
Examples of Graduation Projects
Types of Projects Projects Related to Employment Projects Related to a Hobby Community Service Projects Learning a New Skill Researching a Specific Topic
Projects Related to Employment Becoming a Veterinarian
Projects Related To a Hobby The Inner Workings of the Martin Guitar Factory
Community Service Project Operation of the Berks County Humane Society
Learning a New Skill The Operation of Emergency Medical Services
Researching a Specific Topic Integrated Pest Management in the Orchard Industry
Past Graduation Project The History and Operation of a Zamboni Advertising Benefits for the Philadelphia Flyers How to Write a Screen Play Rebuilding an Automobile Engine Teaching Elementary Students with Special Needs
* B.C.T.C. students must complete a graduation project for B.C.T.C.
B.C.T.C. Students * The B.C.T.C. graduation project has the same three components as Schuylkill Valleys graduation project.
B.C.T.C. Students * B.C.T.C. students do not need to complete two different graduation projects!
B.C.T.C. Students * Your topic is your B.C.T.C. shop!
B.C.T.C. Students * Use your B.C.T.C. teacher as your advisor!
B.C.T.C. Students * Do your activity hours at B.C.T.C. and they will count toward both graduation projects.
B.C.T.C. Students * Do the research paper at B.C.T.C. and it will count toward both graduation projects.
B.C.T.C. Students * Do the oral presentation at B.C.T.C. and it will count toward both graduation projects.
B.C.T.C. Students When you complete your entire project at BCTC, remember to give Mr. Schell a copy of your Final Graduation Project Grade Sheet. Final Grades must be to Mr. Schell by March 29, 2013.
Keys to Success
Select a topic you are interested in!
Keys to Success Select a compatible advisor!
Keys to Success Carefully read the entire Graduation Project Manual before you begin!
Keys to Success As you start a new requirement reread the section of the Graduation Project Manual related to that requirement!
Keys to Success Start the activity portion of the project as soon as possible. Dont wait until the summer between your junior and senior years!
Keys to Success Complete assignments before the due date!
Keys to Success Submit your research paper twice!
Keys to Success If you have questions or problems, read the appropriate section of your Graduation Project Manual!
Keys to Success If you still have questions or problems, seek help!
Keys to Success Remember that completion of the Graduation project is your responsibility!