Sun, Apr 20th, 2014

All Northshore Networks graduating seniors must complete a Culminating Project and a High School and Beyond Plan. Formal instruction will be offered in these classes: High School English, Contemporary National and World Issues (See HSN course schedule), and three sections of Culminating Project Intensive (See below.) All seniors including full time Running Start students are required to complete the Culminating Project as part of one of these classes unless the student's consulting teacher or advisor agrees to an exception.

The Culminating Project has 4 components: Proposal, Research Notes, Research Essay, Presentation.  These components must be completed and approved in order.  For instance, the essay cannot be approved before the notes have been approved.

The first 3 components must be approved two weeks before the presentation date.

Following are the only presentations dates available. Please plan accordingly. Presentations will be held at Monte Villa.

November 18, 2013 Completed

March 10, 2014 New date!

May 19, 2014

Following is the course outline for The Culminating Project Intensive Class, Course 3. 

Sign up with instructor, Beth Lovitt. 425-408-4177,

March 7, 2014

The High School and Beyond Plan, Overview of the Culminating Project, and Selecting and Narrowing a topic. High School and Beyond Plan and Topic Selection due March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014

Writing the Proposal. Proposals due March 21, 2014.

March 21, 2014

Writing the Proposal Continued. Researching. Annotated Bibliography due
March 28, 2014.

March 28, 2014

  Researching Continued. Research notes due April 4, 2014.

April 4, 2014

Composing the Research Paper. Draft #1 due April 11, 2014.

April 11, 2014

Revising and Editing the Research Paper. Draft #2 due April 25, 2014.

April 25, 2014

Revising and Editing the Research Paper. Draft #3 due May 2, 2014.

Final Draft due May 9, 2014.

May 2, 2014

Presenting the Project. Presentations Due May 9, 2014.

May 9, 2014

  Practicing the Presentation

May 16, 2014


May 19, 2014

Final Presentation


Friday, March 14, 2014—Topic selected

Friday, March 21, 2014—Final Proposal and High School and Beyond Plan submitted

Friday, March 28, 2014—Annotated Bibliography submitted

Friday, April 4, 2014—Research notes submitted

Friday, April 11, 2014—Draft #1 Research Essay submitted 

Friday, April 25, 2014—Draft #2 Research Essay submitted 

Friday, May 2, 2014 Draft #3 Research Essay submitted 

Friday, May 9, 2014—Final Draft Research Essay submitted and Project completed.

PowerPoint or equivalent completed

Monday, May 19, 2014—Final Presentation

Guidelines for each aspect of the CP are posted below.  Questions can be directed to Beth Lovitt,; 425-408-4177.