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As many already know, Senior Project is a required class to take as a senior to graduate. The class involves doing some sort of service/product project in which you spend at least 15 hours completing. Along with your project you have to create a portfolio as well as write an essay for the class. Senior projects are taken very seriously and not something to procrastinate. I will tell you some of the do’s and the don’ts when completing and figuring out your senior project, that may help you or someone you know.
First, a product or service project is going to be your best bet in the approval process. When picking a project you want it to be well thought out, that way when it comes to being approved it is much easier. The project you are going to complete cannot be something you are already involved in or doing. However, if you do 15 hours extra, you could possibly get that approved as well. Some of the larger don’ts of senior projects are group work, unplanned projects, job shadowing, cooking, along with many other ones. To avoid these make sure to plan out your project well, talk with a teacher if you have concerns, and make sure you do the project individually. Some of the non negotiable things of senior projects are unsafe, proselytizing, or adrenaline projects.
Now that we have most of the “no’s” out of the way, let’s talk about some good ideas for your project. Many kinds of service are good such as public health, tutoring, helping out at an elementary school, or city projects. Products are good as well such as a photography class, murals, art projects, and many more. These are only a few of the options available so get creative and try making your project something you are passionate about and are going to look forward to. Hope this helps those incoming seniors out there and I wish you the best of luck. It’s a great day to be a Knight!