Recently, North Thurston Public Schools graduation requirements changed. Beginning with the class of 2010, students are no longer required to complete the course entitled Graduation/Senior Project, a .5 credit requirement. Instead, students will fulfill the state's Culminating Project requirement through our Advisory program.
There are three requirements: A Portfolio, 20 Hours of Community Involvement, and A Presentation.
The portfolio consists of a compilation of best works that students complete through their high school career. Students will be required to submit documentation to their advisors of best works in the areas of reading/writing, math, creative/artistic production and entries of personal choice. A checklist for students can be downloaded from the files below.
The second element is community involvement. Our students are required to complete a minimum of 20 community involvement hours. These hours can take the form of community service such as volunteering at a hospital, working with a service organization such as Boys and Girls Club, or career exploration through job shadowing an expert in a career of interest. Up to 10 hours can be related to a school service project. The community member who the student is working with will be asked to complete a community involvement form, which can be downloaded below.
The third element is a presentation, which will be fulfilled through a student-led conference in March. During the conference students will present their portfolio of best work and advisory documentation, articulate their post high-school plan, and reflect on their community involvement.
If you have further questions or would like more specific information, please feel free to contact Timberline's Culminating Project Coordinator, Kelly Boyer, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Last Modified on February 26, 2013