Student Portfolio Part A MWHS 2009-2010
Purpose: To Integrate Planning and Evidence for High School to Post Secondary Education and
Your portfolio should:
Showcase your best work
Demonstrate academic growth
Provide a collection of competencies and achievements, recommendations, etc. for post-
secondary education and future employers
Clearly outline your plans for further education and/or career paths after you leave high
You should log-in using your student account, open the portfolio document Senior Portfolio
Template A, insert your individual data, and then save it regularly to your account using the
name Senior Portfolio first name last name (Example: Senior Portfolio Fred Simpson). This
naming convention will make it easier to organize all student portfolios.
As you complete this template, use as much space as needed to do a quality job. If you need
more rows for entries in a table, just click in the last cell (lower right) and press tab to create a
new row. This can be done as many times as necessary.
Your final completed portfolio should be in the same exact order (and have the same structure)
as this template. The length however may vary greatly, depending upon the length of entries.
When your portfolio is complete, delete all red colored instructional text (this instruction page).
Insert your own personalized introduction page that should include the portfolio goals stated
above (the four bulleted items). Then save your final version (and make sure it is backed up on a
flash drive, CD, floppies… more than one backup is a good idea!) and print your final copy to
be placed in your binder.
The blue prompts are definitely part of your portfolio, BUT ARE NOT REQUIRED TO
BE COMPLETED BY THE TIME OF YOUR STUDENT LED CONFERENCE IN
NOVEMBER! They must be complete by the time your portfolio (with Part 2—work
sample focus) is due.
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List at least three careers you are interested in.
Put an X in the appropriate pathway(s) that could lead to each career.
Career College Tech. Military Work
Pathway School Pathway Force
Identify High School classes that should be taken for each listed career (cells will expand
automatically as necessary)
Career Coursework needed
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Specific Plans after Graduation
At this point in your education, you should be developing some clear ideas about your plans
after you graduate. While life involves many unexpected twists and turns that may cause
changes to your plans, you should outline your intentions to the best of your ability. Even if
your current plans do not include further formal schooling (such as college or tech school),
you should complete as much as possible of this portfolio toward college attendance and
application(s) to keep your options open.
Be as specific and complete about your plans after graduation as possible.
Work and/or Schooling (Description)
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List Colleges that you plan to apply to, your career focus, and the deadline for early application.
Name of College/School Career Focus Deadline
College/School Course Plan:
In the remainder of this page, outline your first year college course plan (use a course catalog or
use online resources from colleges)
First year college course plan:
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Finances for Education
List and describe your financial resources for attending school after high school. Include
scholarships that you hope to receive, financial aid, work-study, off-campus jobs or special
skills, summer employment, or other. You do not need to list specific dollar amounts. The
purpose here is not to expose your financial situation but to be sure you are aware of funding
resources. Include deadlines for application where appropriate (like financial aid, scholarships)
Resource Description Deadline
Financial aid forms can be obtained from Mr. Dyar or from the Upward Bound office. Help in
completing those forms can be received from those same sources (or possibly in grade level
List Scholarships that you plan to apply for and their deadline
Name of Scholarship Focus/Requirements Deadline
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Activities, Awards, Service, & Leadership
List chronologically the following (by grade level):
Activities, Awards, Community & School Service, Leadership Positions
(usually you would only list your high school years unless something prior to that was especially
Grade Level Activity, Award, etc. Name Description
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List as many test results that you are able by grade level that you took the test, the test name, and
the results. If you take a test multiple times (like the PSAT or SAT), list each.
Grade Level Test Name (PSAT, SAT, ACT, Results (describe in detail)
ASVAB, ASSET, WASL)
Include scanned copies of test results in this space:
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Letters of Recommendation
You should attach (and scan or otherwise include digitally into this document) at least three
letters of recommendation. These are useful for college application and for employment. Letters
of recommendation could be from teachers or other school staff members, employers, clergy, or
other community member (but not a family member or another student). You must have at least
one letter from someone that is not employed by the school. Letters of recommendation should
include information about your character, skills, and aptitudes that this person has observed in
you. It is your job to inform or remind the letter writer about your abilities or accomplishments
that could be included.
You are encouraged to contact people early when asking them to write a letter. Don’t expect a
good letter of recommendation if you only give someone a few days notice. Also, be sure to
thank the people that write your letters.
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Include a copy of your resume here (preferably an original electronic copy, not scanned)
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