At Jefferson County North High School, each senior is required to do a senior project. The senior project consists of three main components: senior portfolio/paper, senior project, senior presentation. Paper topics can range from classic firearms to the effects of religion on teens. Some examples of the products would be building a porch swing or directing and starring in your own play. Each project must somehow connect with the paper.
The student paper must be between five and seven pages in MLA format. They must find at least three sources, with a works cited page. The senior portfolio consists of the paper, student resume, completed job application, reference letters, autobiography pages, and product resources.
The product portion of the project is somewhat different. After the student decides what they want to do they must begin construction on their project. They must keep a log of their work and must have at least 10 hours of work on their project. When the due date comes in April, they give their presentation in front of a panel of judges. The presentation must be twelve to fifteen minutes long. In order to receive a outstanding senior project they must use some sort of technology in their presentation.
The senior project committee is made up of Mr. Chaffee - Chairman, Mr. Mark Wilson, Mrs. Linscott, and Mr. McFarland. They are the persons that take care of helping the seniors and answering any questions they might have.
Each student also has a senior project mentor. The mentor is responsible for collecting work turned in, making sure everything is going smooth, and answering any questions. The senior project is graded with a pass/fail grade. If the student fails to pass they may choose to redo. The senior project is a requirement for graduation. The senior project presentation day is usually in April in coordination with Prom.