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Senior Portfolio

For the Senior Portfolio Packet click this link(pdf)

Click here for a copy of the ESLRS     Click here for a copy of the Rubric. Click here for a copy of the Resume.

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MENTOR
You must select a mentor for this process. In order to enable you to have personal advice on your portfolio, each teacher or staff member is allowed to have no more than 5 mentees. Be the first to get them on board for you!

QUESTIONS
Please direct any question, concerns, or problems you have to your mentor or Ms. Burns.  You may also email her directly at lburns@slvusd.org

TIMELINE

1st Meeting December 8-12, 2014—Seniors meet with mentors. Schedule meeting location and time with your mentor. Bring your copy of Senior Exit Portfolio Project Description. Mentor goes over packet and explains project to mentees. Make sure they understand the ESLRs and Rubric.

2nd Meeting  January 26-30, 2015 – seniors meet with their mentors. Mentors and mentees discuss progress on project and mentors answer clarification questions/look over rough draft completed to date.

3rd Meeting March 2-6, 2015 – seniors meet with their mentors. Rough draft due. 

Final Project Due Date April 20, 2015  Mentors keep portfolio until grading (grading April 24 and oral interview dates TBD).

Components of the Portfolio

1. Letter of Introduction

2. Resume

3. Three selections for academic focus or two academic and one community service, one selection for a special interest area and one selection for your career/education plan.

4. One artifact cover letter for each example you select. This cover letter should be typed and attached to the appropriate artifact. Highlight which ESLR contributed to the successful creation of the work, and how the work connects with the academic focus or special interest area. Choose 1 ESLR for each piece in your portfolio. Decide which ESLR best reflects that work. You may demonstrate an ESLR more than once, but be certain to use at least three different ESLRS in your portfolio.

5. All contents must be in a binder, notebook, box or similar container. The container should be portable and able to be transported by one person.

6. The portfolio should be compiled in this order:
a. Title page: original title, your name, your mentor’s name, date
b. Letter of Introduction
c. Resume
d. Artifacts with attached cover letters
e. Mentor check-off sheet

Honors Option

An Honors portfolio is exemplary in the variety of artifacts. It has sincere and insightful reflection on the work, and is expertly put together. Receiving Honors, outside of the satisfaction it would give the senior, gives recognition to students for producing something more meaningful than points or a letter grade. Students will receive recognition and a medal at the graduation ceremony for their Honors portfolio, as well as leave high school with something that well represents their capabilities and talents. In addition, Honors Portfolio will be notated on the student transcript.

To have a CHANCE to receive HONORS on your Senior Exit Portfolio, you MUST:
• Have the exemplary, sincere, insightful, portfolio described above.
• Include title page, table of contents, and closure. (See SEP packet for more info)
• Take part in the Oral Interview process.

Oral Interview Process

What is an Oral Interview?
An oral interview allows a student to demonstrate more of his/her personality and sincerity than just the compilation in the portfolio
can do. You should consider doing an oral presentation if you think that it would make your portfolio stronger. The format is similar to a
job interview…dress professionally and be prepared to answer probing questions. Discuss with your mentor the advantages of making this presentation. The oral interview is required to receive Honors. Please note that presenting your portfolio orally does not guarantee Honors recognition. The oral interviews will take place on date to be determined.. You must notify Ms. Burns and your Mentor of your intention to do the orals. Interviews will be no longer than 15 minutes.