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 2. (Course 3 dates: March 7, 2014-May 16, 2014)
Sign up with instructor, Beth Lovitt. 425-408-4177, firstname.lastname@example.org
November 22, 2013
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 December 6, 2013.
December 6, 2013
Writing the Proposal. Proposals due December 13, 2013.
December 13, 2013
Writing the Proposal Continued. Researching. Annotated Bibliography due December 20, 2013.
December 20, 2013
Class cancelled due to snow.
Researching Continued. Research notes due January 17, 2014.
January 17, 2014
Composing the Research Paper. Draft #1 due January 24, 2014.
January 24, 2014
Revising and Editing the Research Paper. Draft #2 due February 7, 2014.
February 7, 2014
Revising and Editing the Research Paper. Draft #3 due February 14, 2014.
Final Draft due February 28, 2014.
February 14, 2014
Presenting the Project. Presentations Due February 28, 2014.
February 28, 2014
Practicing the Presentation
March 3, 2014
March 10, 2014
DUE DATES AT A GLANCE
Friday, December 6, 2013—Topic selected
Friday, December 13, 2013—Final Proposal and High School and Beyond Plan submitted
Friday, December 20, 2013—Annotated Bibliography submitted
Friday, January 17, 2014—Research notes submitted
Friday, January 24, 2014—Draft #1 Research Essay submitted
Friday, February 7, 2014—Draft #2 Research Essay submitted
Friday, February 14, 2014 Draft #3 Research Essay submitted
Friday, February 28, 2014—Final Draft Research Essay submitted and Project completed.
PowerPoint or equivalent completed
Monday, March 10, 2014—Final Presentation
Guidelines for each aspect of the CP are posted below. Questions can be directed to Beth Lovitt, email@example.com; 425-408-4177.