TAMISCAL HIGH SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSE AGREEMENT

STUDENT _________________________________ COURSE 70442: SENIOR PROJECT

I. Student Learning Outcomes
All Tamiscal courses share the purpose of helping the student read, write, speak, and solve problems effectively. This course is designed to aid the students in developing a higher level of skills in exploring an area of personal interest and in designing a means to lifelong independent learning.

II. Activities
Students must apply for this course by designing a project proposal that will be submitted for approval to a committee. The Activities for the course will vary depending on the proposal. The number of credits approved may also vary. Students must keep a weekly journal that reflects on the week’s project activities and records the hours spent that week on the project. Students must also write a final report on the project and create a PowerPoint on their project. At the end of the project, the PowerPoint will be used to give a formal presentation to a board of judges and their peers.

III. Resources
Students are expected to utilize a wide a variety of community resources that are appropriate to the project. Suggestions include but are not limited to community businesses, business personnel, Tamiscal Homepage links, the internet, District and County Libraries, CDs, videos, and relevant media.

IV. Assessment
For the purposes of evaluation and grading during the project, students will bring their journals to their weekly meetings. Evaluation will be based on organization, follow-through, and depth of learning resulting from the project. Grading criteria for each individual project will be discussed at the beginning of the project.

Final evaluation will include the journal, the report, the PowerPoint, and the formal presentation.

V. Duration
The agreement is effective until the end of the current semester.

VI. Progress Monitoring
Progress will be monitored at weekly meetings; therefore, attendance is required. Missed appointments may result in removal from the Senior Project program.

Grades and credits will be reported at the quarter and end of the semester.
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I accept the terms of this agreement



Student __________________________________________ Date Started _________________

Supervising Teacher ________________________________ Date Completed _______________

Other Staff _______________________________________

Parent __________________________________________

Credits Attempted _____________ Credits Earned _______________ Final Grade_____________