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1 It’s Time to Get Ready for Your Senior Year Class of 2015 Columbia High School White Salmon, WA

2 Graduating from high school used to be pretty simple…. Required Courses / Credits

3 Graduating from high school used to be pretty simple…. Required Courses / Credits

4 Today, things are a little more complicated. Required Courses / Credits State Tests High School & Beyond Plan Senior Paper Senior Project Community Service Portfolio

5 But with a little planning and information… Required Courses / Credits State Tests High School & Beyond Plan Senior Paper Senior Project Community Service Portfolio

6 …you can conquer the challenges ahead! Required Courses / Credits State Tests High School & Beyond Plan Senior Paper Senior Project Community Service Portfolio

7 Let’s find out how Required Courses / Credits State Tests High School & Beyond Plan Senior Paper Senior Project Community Service Portfolio

8 First, the courses Required Courses / Credits State Tests High School & Beyond Plan Senior Paper Senior Project Community Service Portfolio

9 Required Courses / Credits 4 credits English* 3 credits Math 2 credits Science 3.5 credits Social Studies* 2 credits Physical Education 1 credit Career &Technical Ed (CTE) 1 credit Fine Arts enough credits other classes / electives to equal 27.5 total credits * Include required senior year courses

10 Next, the tests Required Courses / Credits State Tests High School & Beyond Plan Senior Paper Senior Project Community Service Portfolio

11 State Tests To graduate you need: Reading: on 10 th grade test Writing: 17+ on 10 th grade test Math: 400+ on ONE or more EOC’s Science: 400+ on Biology EOC HSPE, EOC, WASL, etc.

12 And now, the paper Required Courses / Credits State Tests High School & Beyond Plan Senior Paper Senior Project Community Service Portfolio

13 Senior Paper Completed in Senior English* *AP English & Running Start: less class class time & instructional support Linked to your senior project Requirements vary: 6-8 page academic research paper Due 1 st Trimester of Senior English Academic Research Paper

14 Which supports the project Required Courses / Credits State Tests High School & Beyond Plan Senior Paper Senior Project Community Service Portfolio

15 Senior Project Challenging product of your own design Connected to your research paper Completed during your senior year At least 15 out-of-school-time hours Presented to a panel of judges Culminating Project

16 Senior Project Demonstrates: Personal learning and growth Readiness for the future Ability to think analytically, logically, and creatively Ability to integrate experience and knowledge Culminating Project Goals

17 Senior Project Career—project involves potential future employment. Academic—project involves formal instruction from a professional in the field. Personal Growth—project represents a unique personal challenge. Service—project provides valuable service to the community. Culminating Project What is it?

18 Senior Project No on-the-water or underwater projects (boating, sailing, water skiing, fishing, white water rafting, jet skiing, scuba diving, etc.) No above ground projects (flying, skydiving, bungee jumping, hang gliding, hot air balloons, etc.) No activities not permitted under labor laws governing minors, tattoos/body piercing, human or animal experimentation No climbing mountains, extreme skiing or snowboarding No motorized races or contests (auto racing, demolition contests, motocross, motorcycle and go-cart races, tractor pulls, stunting, etc.) No weapons or the making of weapons, explosives, bow and arrows, knives Culminating Project What ISN’T it?

19 Senior Project Examples from past year’s seniors: Learn carpentry, a musical instrument, sign language, blacksmithing Create a music video, music CD, community web site, robotic arm Put on a volleyball camp, fundraising drive, art show, mariachi dance Job shadow a veterinarian, architect, dentist, cosmetologist or teacher Or whatever YOUR PASSION happens to be Culminating Project What could it be?

20 Senior Project You will need to follow school procedures if: Your project uses school facilities (gym, track, fields, courts, or Henkle/Whitson) Your project involves any money from outside sources (fundraising events, donations from community, etc.) Your project involves athletic activities (sports camps, fitness, etc.) It’s not that you CAN’T do them; just know you’ll do a little more work than others Culminating Project A couple warnings

21 We asked past seniors for advice, and they said:

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23 And now, the portfolio Required Courses / Credits State Tests High School & Beyond Plan Senior Paper Senior Project Community Service Portfolio

24 Professional Portfolio Created and maintained in advisory Meets some district graduation requirements Used at student-led conferences Contains best works, test scores, goals, awards & accomplishments It’s also where you….

25 … keep track of community service Required Courses / Credits State Tests High School & Beyond Plan Senior Paper Senior Project Community Service Portfolio

26 Where you keep track of community service Benefits local community and for which the student does not receive any personal monetary compensation 30 hour required for graduation Suggested 15 hours senior & junior years Don’t wait until the end Don’t forget the paperwork! Community Service

27 And create your high school and beyond plan Required Courses / Credits State Tests High School & Beyond Plan Senior Paper Senior Project Community Service Portfolio

28 And create your high school and beyond plan Contained in your professional portfolio Explains your plans to reach graduation And beyond…. High School & Beyond Plan

29 Which takes you to GRADUATION! CREDITS & REQUIREMENTS STATE TESTS SENIOR PAPER SENIOR PROJECT PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO COMMUNITY SERVICE HIGH SCHOOL & BEYOND PLAN

30 Keeping track of it all Keeping Track of it all

31 Game Lab Management

32 Level up and Keep Score

33 Keeping track of it all WIN the game

34 So now what? Key dates to get ready for life AFTER graduation: November 2012: Attend scholarship information night December 1, 2012: college applications January, 2013: FAFSA forms online Feb-May 2013: Scholarships due

35 Key Advice Get a calendar Plan it (due dates, etc.) Follow it Stay informed & connected – Skyward / Family Access

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37 Your next steps? Register for GameLab (you should have an waiting for you) Choose a senior project topic (C.A.P.S.) Keep doing community service (30+) Stay involved, aware and on top of things Meet Beat Deadlines Get ready for a great senior year

38 Updated information can be found online Look under “Students” link to find “*Seniors” and from there, Senior Project Information and materials


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