Project Objective: The Preston High School Senior Project is a cumulative activity where students devise, execute, document, and formally present a multi-disciplinary learning experience. Successful completion of the project is required for graduation.
Project Supervisors: Jeff Sessions, Lorie Swainston, Clydelle Jones, Tamara Harris (SEITEC)
Advisory Committee Members: Becky Hatch, Stormy Heinz, Andrea Spencer
*Most senior project questions can be answered by watching the tutorial videos below.
Summary of Steps to Get a Project Approved:
- Watch the tutorial videos (parents must watch 1-3) on the school website.
- Submit the “Parent/Student Pre-Project Understanding and Verification” form.
- Identify your topic and come up with a cross-curricular learning plan.
- Have a planning meeting with a project supervisor (Sessions, Swainston, Jones, Harris).
- Complete and submit the “21-22 Senior Project Activity Proposal” form.
- Complete requires revisions if necessary.
May 7th, 2021 = The last day to submit forms for any "Early Start" project. No projects will be approved from May 7th to August 23rd due to summer break.
September 30th, 2021 = The last day to get full credit for Parent/Student Pre-Project Understanding Form, Conference with a Project Supervisor, and 21-22 Senior Project Activity Proposal form.
*Note: The following progress check dates may be earlier. Students will complete the checks on a day scheduled by their English teacher. The day scheduled by individual classes will be the due date. Students who do not have an in-person English class at PHS will need to schedule their own check date and time. These can be done via Microsoft Teams.
October 21st, 2021 = The last day to receive full credit for Progress Check #1 - Students will meet with a project supervisor and show 7 completed and well documented work hours (documentation must be in the students project binder).
January 20th, 2022 = The last day to receive full credit for Progress Check #2 - Students will meet with a project supervisor and show 14 completed and well documented work hours from at least 3 areas (documentation must be in the students project binder).
March 17th, 2022 = The last day to receive full credit for Progress Check #3 - Students will meet with a project supervisor and show 20 completed and well documented work hours from all 4 areas (documentation must be in the students project binder).
April 19th, 2022 before 8 AM = The finished project portfolio is due to the library for evaluation.
April 28th, 2022 = All seniors are to perform their formal project presentation to school judges.
Senior Project Tutorial Videos:
Tutorial #1 - Two Starting Options Explained
Tutorial #2 - The Project Objective and Rational of the Cross-Curricular Component
Tutorial #3 - Selecting a Topic and Planning Cross-Curricular Learning Activities
Tutorial #4 - Having a Pre-Proposal Conference and Submitting the Project Proposal Form
Tutorial #5 - The Portfolio and Documentation