Columbus East High School - Senior Project - Welcome!
Ideas from the community for Senior Projects can be emailed directly to Anne Edds, Senior Project Coordinator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A BRIEF OVERVIEW
The Senior Capstone Experience/Senior Project is a student-selected exploration of a topic which results in a research paper, a project or a product, and a presentation. The Senior Capstone Experience moves students away from departmentalized learning toward a more interdisciplinary approach. This approach is one which allows students to use a variety of skills in the areas of writing, speaking, research, and documentation. Upon completion of the Senior Capstone Experience, students have learned more about their topics, their community, and, most importantly, about themselves.
As part of their English classes, students compose written proposals of their projects. Students then present their proposals to a teacher panel. The members of these panels will ask the students questions to help clarify the proposals.
Following the time line established for their projects, students write research papers with the guidance of their English teachers. Along with secondary sources, students are required to use primary sources. Students conduct interviews, read research, prepare reports, and complete self-evaluations as part of the writing process. Students follow the documentation rules of Modern Language Association (MLA).
In the final step of the process, students design ten minute presentations of their complete Senior Project experience. Students are required to speak to a panel of judges and then are required to answer questions from those judges. Community members serve as panel judges.