This class is designed to conclude the 4 semester long progressive post-secondary preparatory work that began with 10th grade community service. This class will meet on Thursdays during fall semester and will focus on finalizing senior internships, continued portfolio strengthening, the college search and admissions process and for “Survival” – a unit based on building skills such as budgeting, cooking, public transportation, etc. While the class will end in December 2015, you will be responsible for continued work turned in to Kate through the Spring Semester related to your internship. Students can plan to complete the class with a sense of heightened confidence and preparedness as they embark on life beyond high school.
Students can reasonably expect to leave this course with the following:
- Student will understand that development of a strong portfolio is crucial for obtaining acceptance into work and school.
- Student will understand how to secure and maintain an internship in a field that interests them.
- Student will understand the steps to take in order to prepare for their college search and application process.
- Student will understand that there are life skills essential for creating the best chances for success after high school.
SYLLABUS: 201516 Syllabus SD 12
Portfolio Updates – 12th grade final rubric SD
All seniors are expected to complete 50 hours worth of an internship during their senior year or in the summer immediately prior. Internships can be in a variety of fields and industries based on student interest, but must be approved by Stagecraft & Design faculty and by Kate Folkins.
You are expected to treat your internship as an independent study and will have materials due to Kate throughout your spring semester. Please pay close attention to the deadlines listed below. More detailed information on Senior Internships can be found on the separate “Senior internships” page!
- By end of fall semester, signed internship contracts due
- Weekly schedules due to Kate, every Friday (for the upcoming week) beginning January 9
- Bi-weekly time cards due to Kate, every 2nd Friday (for the previous 2 weeks), beginning January 2016 Intern Timecard
- Journal entry updates due to Kate every 2nd Friday, with time cards, beginning January 2016
- 50 hours of internship (verified by bi-weekly time cards) due by April 2016
- All Seniors are expected to include a written summation of their internship, along with one visual element, on their electronic portfolio. This should be updated by the end of your internship, April 2016
- Internship presentations will happen on a date in April TBD during major block. All Seniors are expected to present for 5-7 minutes on their internship experience. All presentations must include a visual element. Internship Presentation rubric
For more specifics on your internship documents or expectations, go to the “Senior Internships” tab on this blog.