Senior Project: An Overview

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					         Senior Project:
Creating Possibilities and Clarity

        North Lawndale College Prep High School
                      2011-2012
      How Senior Project Links to NLCP’s Mission
          (from NLCP’s Student Handbook):

          At NLCP we believe in people creating an “Intentional Life.” A person’s
life can be “accidental” or “intentional.” The Accidental Life just happens – there is
no particular plan, priorities, or guiding principles. In the Accidental Life, accidents
happen. Accidental people lose their way.
          In the “Intentional Life,” people have clear goals in mind and are committed
to a way of getting there. The big dreams for their lives come with a specific
blueprint. People know where they are going and how it is they will get there.
Intentional people make their own way.
          NLCP wants to make sure that when our seniors leave, they know where
they are going. The Senior Project is designed to help graduates become “full
grown.” We want NLCP graduates to make the transition to adulthood and take
responsibility for setting the course for their life that will be filled with success. We
expect students to take with them after graduation a belief in themselves that says: “I
have power. I can make change occur in my life. And, I have a responsibility to serve
my community to make change occur to benefit the lives of others.”
 NLCP’s Two Graduation Gateways:
              25 Credits
                 and
Successful Completion of Senior Project
        Senior Project requires Seniors to
Conceptualize possible pathways for their lives, outlining personal/professio
goals and strategies to get there
Create a project to help them explore one of these pathways
Demonstrate proficiency in research
Demonstrate proficiency in writing
Demonstrate proficiency in oral presentation by presenting and defending th
projects before a panel
                                            Senior Project Pathway:
done within the English Department
 Driving Questions emerge from all
 departments; research and writing




                                      Senior Completes Research Process
                                        Senior Completes Essay Process
                                     Senior Completes Presentation Practice


                                     Senior Presents to Independent Panel
                                          (The grade for this stage is the Graduation Gateway.)
          Senior Project
            symbolizes
        the NLCP Dream:
Successful Graduation from College!

				
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