• Instructor Information

    Mr. Bill Dale

    billd@sthelens.k12.or.us

    503.366.7457

     

    Ms. Linda Pearman

    lindap@sthelens.k12.or.us

    503.366.7474

    Course Description

    Senior Project is a one semester course that provides students the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a particular area of identified interest. Students will develop a project that will apply academic and career-related knowledge and skills in new and complex situations, and will connect to their personal, academic, and/or career interests and post-high school goals. The class uses a self directed approach to learning. Along with the project, students will complete assignments to assist them in their life beyond the high school, focusing on post-high school careers and higher education opportunities.
     
    Course Materials

     Students will be required to have a three-ring binder of no thinner than one inch in size and four dividers. 

     Students will need nice clothes for presentations and Senior Celebration Night.

    Assignments and forms are available online at the Senior Projects Google Classroom.  Any supplementary materials needed for some assignments will be distributed during class.


    Course Objectives

    This course is designed to fulfill the other diploma requirements (not Essential Skills) of Career Development, Employment Foundations, and Extended Application for the Oregon high school diploma. The specific standards to be covered and assessed are listed in the space below.

    DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

    1. Education Plan and Profile: Students develop an education plan, guided by adults, to meet graduation requirements connected to post-high school goals and documents progress in their profile.  This aligns with the Career Development standards below:

    Career Development: Demonstrate career development skills in planning for post high school experiences.

    A.    Assess personal characteristics related to educational and career goals.

    B.     Research and analyze career and educational information.

    C.     Develop and discuss a current plan designed to achieve personal, educational, and career goals.

    D.    Monitor and evaluate educational and career goals.

    E.     Demonstrate job-seeking skills (e.g., writing resumes, completing applications, and participating in interviews)

    2. Career-Related Learning Experiences (CRLE): Students connect classroom learning with real life experiences in the workplace and community.  This aligns with the Employment Foundation standards below:

    Employment Foundation: Demonstrate academic, technical, and organizational knowledge and skills required for successful employment.

    Apply criteria:

    A.    Apply academic knowledge and technical skills in a career context.

    B.     Select, apply, and maintain tools and technologies appropriate for the workplace.

    C.     Identify parts of organizations and systems and how they fit together.

    D.    Describe how work moves through a system.

    E.     Describe the changing nature of work, workplaces, and work processes on individuals, organizations and systems.

    F.      Demonstrate dress, appearance, and personal hygiene appropriate for the work environment and situation.

    G.    Explain and follow health and safety practices in the work environment.

    H.    Explain and follow regulatory requirements, security procedures, and ethical practices.

    I.       Exhibit safe work behaviors, such as working free of the influence of alcohol and drugs, and other risky behaviors.

    3. Extended Application (EA):  Students apply academic standards, essential skills, and technical knowledge and skills appropriate to their personal and/or career interests and post-high school goals.

     

    Course Outline

    The following is a general guideline to what students will be working on during class time.  The numbers in parentheses refer to the diploma requirements listed in the course objectives.

    First two weeks:          Project Brainstorming and Paperwork (3)     

    First three months:     

    ·         OSAC (1C, 1D)

    ·         Meyers-Briggs Test and Reflection (1A)

    ·         Personality Page Reflection (1A)

    ·         Career Interview (2C, 2D, 2E)

    ·         Oregon Careers (1B)

    ·         Budget (1B, 1C)

    ·         Job Applications (1E)

    ·         Resume (1E)

    ·         Skills Assessment (1A, 1B)

    ·         Career Evaluations (1B, 1D, 2G, 2H)

    ·         PCC Possibilities (1B, 1D)

    ·         Mission Possible (1B, 1D)

    ·         Job Shadow (2A-I)

    Last month of the semester:   Final Portfolio (3)

                                               Project Presentations and Reflection (3)

                                               Senior Celebration (3)

     

    All assignments are to follow MLA formatting guidelines (distributed in class) unless otherwise indicated in the directions.