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Senior Project


Seniors at Caldwell High School will complete a Community Involvement Senior Project as a requirement for graduation.  The project will be worth one required credit for diploma completion.  Each senior is asked to dare to dream, meet a personal challenge, and demonstrate potential, abilities, and talent while completing the Senior Project.


  • 20 individual hours completed in at least 3 different areas with a minimum of three hours in an area
  • 10 hours of job shadowing completed at 2 different job sites
  • 9 group hours supervised by school personnel

 All hours (both group and individual) must be documented on a time log.  Individual hours must be graded by the supervising adult; individual hours will not be counted until the grading rubric is turned into Mr. Greenlee.  No grading rubric is needed for group hours.

All hours need to have written summaries and photos.  School will take photos of the group work days.


Each student will complete a portfolio following the specific guidelines.  Portfolios will be graded against a rubric by five judges. Parts of the portfolio will be due at each faculty advisor checkpoint.


Each student will give an 8-10 minute oral presentation about his/her project.  Guidelines for content will be provided.  Presentation must contain some type audio-visual component.  Five evaluated and documented speech practices are required.  Student must video record a practice of their presentation and self-evaluate.  Advisor must see the video recording.  Presentation will be graded using a rubric by five judges.


Students are expected to meet deadlines; penalties will be implemented for missed deadlines.  Communication is the KEY if a deadline is a problem.