The Senior Project provides an opportunity for the kind of experiential learning that is so valuable to the total Overlake School experience. 在五月的三个星期里, 高年级学生参与校外学习/体验. This independent project is intended to add depth to the students' senior year; it is a challenging, 自主, and self-disciplined enterprise that allows students to make decisions and be responsible representatives of The Overlake School in the wider community. Projects are conceived and researched by students themselves and can cover a wide range of fields including academic research, 教学, 技术, 社区服务, 通信, 业务, 户外教育, 艺术, 政治, 还有环境. Students gain most from this experience when they select an area in which they have a strong interest. 出于这个原因, there is flexibility regarding student choices as long as they are meeting the basic project requirements.
一旦学生确定了这个感兴趣的领域, 她/他负责联系一个可能的组织, 研究实习的可能性, 并获得一个职位. The student initially writes a proposal which serves as an application for approval of the project. 这个建议说明了这个项目的细节, 它的目标以及如何实现这些目标, and describes the supervision that will be available during the project. The proposal is then submitted for approval to the 高级项目协调员 and the senior's advisor.
It is the responsibility of the student to follow through on the requirements. Each senior spends six hours per day at the chosen site and communicates weekly with both the homeroom advisor and the coordinator. The culmination of the project comes in the form of a formal oral presentation of the experience to parents, 家庭成员, 教师, 和学生在学年结束时.
家长在这些项目中发挥的支持作用有限. They will, of course, be invited to attend the Student Project presentations. 然而, 高级项目必须完全被构思出来, 设计, 并由高年级学生自己执行. 我们不鼓励家长介入这个过程. We do not endorse projects in which students work for or with parents because it does not create an ideal growth opportunity for seniors. Most of the 通信 about the projects will be going directly to the students through the school Canvas system, 就像我们在课堂上交流信息一样.
Many Overlake parents have accepted students to their organizations in the past and I would very much like to hear from any members of the community who would be willing to take a student for a mini-internship. 然后，我可以将学生的兴趣与可用的职位相匹配. The most difficult p艺术 of the process for students is often finding an organization that they can join and so I would certainly like to hear from any of you that offer an opportunity to one or more of our students.
On February 4 we begin the process with a mandatory meeting for all seniors held during a community time period. Seniors will already have read a great deal of information about the projects that I have sent them through Canvas. I will then be sending them emails and will post further information for them on Canvas as we go step-by-step through the preparation process.
所有项目的截止日期将在画布上注明. 将有最后期限的初步构想的项目, 关于提案草案, 最后的提案, 等. Students are expected to meet each deadline in a satisfactory manner. This planning process is a measure of the degree to which they have mastered effective organizational skills.
Senior athletes going to State may need to begin their project early if p艺术icipation in 体育运动 will cause them to miss Senior Project days, 或者他们可以在3周的时间内增加必要的工作时间. 同样，如果他们有AP考试, 第一周可能会发生什么, they are excused their projects for that morning and can then make up the time.
Traditionally, presentations are scheduled on Final Exam days for Grades 9-11. 今年的日期将在本页底部公布. Students will also give a practice in front of administrators and 教师 members so that we can give feedback and ensure that they can present successfully to parents and the wider Overlake Community on the following days. Parents are encouraged to be present for their senior’s final presentation.
高年级学生必须完成高级项目才能毕业. This requires that the students take p艺术 in a project during the assigned days and for the amount of time stated above. There is a degree of flexibility allowed over the exact number of hours per day but the total should be equivalent to the 6 hour per day guideline over three weeks. During the practice presentation, all students will receive feedback on their presentations. If it is thought the presentation has not reached the expected standard then the student may be asked to make some changes and take p艺术 in a second practice prior to the final presentation in front of the larger audience. Parents and students should not be alarmed if a second practice is required. We want to ensure that your senior does his or her best work and meets the Senior Project requirements. The final presentation is more of a celebration of what has been experienced than a pass/fail situation.
- 学生迎新会b| 10月
- 项目| 5月14日- 6月2日
- 练习演讲 6月5日
- 演示| 6月6 - 8