What is this course and how will it help my child?
Syllabus & Master Portfolio Checklist
Why do students need this?
This course provides students with the time and space to do the things they already need to do to prepare for life after high school. Senior seminar an opportunity for students to get credit for their accomplishments and it provides a platform for them to highlight and celebrate their strengths.
The digital portfolio is a reflection of the student. It is a tool used to:
- demonstrate growth as a student
- promote outstanding qualities and strengths
The Capstone Project is an opportunity for students to become more educated in something that interests them. The goal of the project is for students to discover, through research, hands on learning and reflection, a subject or field that they wish to be involved with in their life after high school.
Topic possibilities are endless, students are being encouraged to be creative and flexible while thinking outside of the box (WMRHS).
- Choose a topic you are passionate about
- Work with a mentor
- Create a research questions or hypothesis
- Conduct and record 15 hours of research
- Write a 3-5 page project reflection
- Create a 5-7 minute presentation
- Present project to a group of six people (community members & faculty)
Students will begin work on their Capstone Projects in November
A mentor is an adult who agrees to help advise and monitor a students work and progress throughout their Capstone Project.
- Help guide students through their Capstone Project
- Dedicate time to student during the second half of the year to help them stay on task and/or answer questions (support them)
- Be present at the student Capstone Project Show Case Night
PLEASE do not agree to be a mentor for more than two students.