For ten years now El Camino High School has assigned all 12th grade students what is simply referred to as the Senior Project. Students have been working throughout this school year to fulfill all of the requirements of the project and in the process have gained rich experiences working within the community. A little bit about the project:
In completing the Senior Project, students synthesize the skills they have acquired during their years of educational experience. This project offers a unique opportunity for students to display independent learning and discover their talents and share the experience.
The Senior Project consists of five parts:
Physical Project: This project must demonstrate a learning stretch on the part of the student. During this phase, the student will show application of knowledge, time management, responsibility, and accountability. The physical project requires a minimum of 15 hours from the students in which they job shadow in their community or learn a new skill.
Senior Thesis: This is a student driven research paper that is 6-10 pages in length and is in some way connected to the student's physical project.
Portfolio: The portfolio is a record of the Senior Project experience which logs time spent on the physical project as well as project proposals and a letter of introduction to the board panelist.
Senior Boards: This oral presentation synthesizes the paper, project, and self growth journey. It allows the student to demonstrate oral communication skills and provides a forum for community participation.
Community Service: Minimum 15 hours participating in project-related volunteering/community service (if a physical project is already community service based, the additional hours may be attached to the physical project for a total of 30 hours)
You may have noticed that one part of the project requires an oral presentation to a group. This is your chance to get involved! We are currently seeking members of the community to serve as judges for the Senior Boards portion of the Project.
As a panelist, you will listen to and evaluate the student's presentation. It is important to have community members involved; you serve as a "fresh face" to the students and provide an objective opinion. It also allows the community the opportunity to see our students shine as they reflect on their experience.
This experience is important and valuable to students, staff, and community members as it affords us an opportunity to work together in ensuring a promising future for our students and our community. You can be an integral part in helping students SUCCEED!!
Get Involved: Tues May 29st and/or Weds. May 30th (1:00-3:30 p.m.) at El Camino High School. Orientation begins in the library promptly at 12:50.
If you would like to participate, please fill out the volunteer form that can be downloaded at http://echs.schoolloop.com/seniorprojectparents. The deadline to submit the application is May 14th. If you are past the deadline please contact Bonnie Fiedler.
For More Information Contact: Bonnie Fiedler at ECSeniors@aol.com or 650-877-8806