The application process includes writing a proposal, securing signatures, and fulfilling all of your graduation requirements.  YOU are responsible for determining which graduation requirements you need to fulfill, which will also indicate which classes you must continue attending.  We have shifted the application to being ONLINE and students are responsible for attending to ALL requirements of the application.  Students will be required to know and fill out emails for their parents/guardians, on-site advisor, faculty advisor, guidance counselor and Assistant Principals.  Meeting deadlines is critical. The application will be a google form.

The Senior Project Committee will inform students of the acceptance or denial of their application as soon as they can. If tweaks need to be made to the project proposal the Senior Project Committee will work with the student and recommend how they can best improve their proposal for a project. Failure to meet with the committee during assigned time will result in the project being denied.

When projects have been approved, students will receive additional information regarding the program expectations and a second google form. Students will be responsible for securing a second series of signatures ensuring that they have met and discussed with their teachers, guidance counselor & Assistant Principal what classes they are staying in, that they have handed in necessary textbooks, attended to any books owed to the library, dues owed to the school (regarding parking and/or other student services such as the Cafeteria) and/or anything outstanding for the Athletics Department.

Senior Project Requirements

  1. You need to determine what you want your project to be, what category of projects it falls under, locate an on-site adult Advisor and a Faculty Advisor.
  2. You will outline your project in a 1-page project proposal. This proposal will be submitted to the Senior Project Committee for approval.  Only two students maximum will be allowed to work on a given project however partners must submit individual proposals and include both names.  In your proposal you will need to provide justification for why the project needs two people.
    • The single-spaced 1-page proposal should include:
      • Which category your senior project falls under (internship, community service or teaching assistant).
      • Day-to-day and week-to-week projected activities
      • Goal(s) or the final outcome(s) of the project.
    • There is a web page with a template of how to write the proposal with greater specifics.
  3. In the application, seniors are required to identify an Onsite adult Advisor, thereby you are required to locate one.  Each senior must be under the direct supervision of an Onsite ADULT Advisor every day. An Onsite adult Advisor can be a teacher, professional mentor, parent/family member or guardian.  The Onsite Advisor is responsible to oversee the senior’s project and their whereabouts at all times.
  4. All students must select a WHS teacher as their personal Faculty Advisor and meet with them once a week. If the senior is doing a project with a WHS teacher, that teacher can take on a dual role of the Faculty Advisor and the Onsite Advisor.  Before submitting a Senior Project proposal, the senior’s Faculty Advisor must read, possibly help edit, approve, and then initial the project proposal through the google form. Once the project begins students are accountable to meet with their chosen Faculty Advisor once a week where they will present their timeline Padlet that will act as a daily or weekly time sheet. The student’s Padlet will also serve as their journal.  A video is below of how students & staff are to use Padlet.

    Failure to meet once a week with the Faculty Advisor will result in the senior immediately pulled from the project, returning to all classes, and making up missed work for teachers to grade.

  5. As written above, seniors will keep an updated verified timeline through a Padlet. Students may do a daily entry or a weekly entry as long as they acknowledge actions they took throughout the week.  Padlet enables students to not only write journal entries but add images, audio and/or video as well.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their Padlet is shared with their On-Site and Faculty Advisors. Failure to keep a daily record of time without weekly verification with adult/faculty signatures will result in the senior immediately returning to all classes and forfeiting the project.
  6. Seniors must meet the obligation of their second semester English course.
    English is a graduation requirement and this includes all of the student’s English teacher’s required assignments during the second semester. It is the responsibility of the student to speak with their English teacher BEFORE beginning their Senior Project to know any final assignment/project/papers/ speech/ due dates. Failure to meet the deadlines will result in the student returning to all of their classes and forfeiting the project…. unfortunately, there is potential of a senior not being able to graduate if the student does not meet the obligations of English requirements.
  7. Seniors must attend and participate in a Senior Project Night where they will reflect in small group discussions.These discussions will determine the number of credits and the grade the student receives for Senior Project. Before Senior Project ends, students will be receiving a series of reflection questions that they are to prepare.  Their Padlet timeline & journal should serve as a means for their reflections. Failure to attend and present will result in a failing grade, “F” for the term.  The date for Senior Project Night will be announced later in the semester.
  8. In addition to attending Senior Project Night, students are to share their Padlets with the Senior Project Faculty Advisors using the email: seniorproject@wellesleyps.org.   The Senior Project Faculty Advisors will examine all Padlets to verify that students engaged in their project appropriately and genuinely.
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