Thursday 19 Oct 2017

Grade 12 Portfolio Project Requirements

Grade 12 Portfolio Project Requirements

 

Academic Preparation

Teachers have collaborated and planned to provide students with opportunities to demonstrate each characteristic in the Profile of an Awsaj Graduate (see p. 3) during this year. Students must choose one assignment or test from each category on their Grade Level Guide (see Appendix A) to include in their portfolio.

Students in Grade 11 are required to take the IELTS exam at least once this year and include their results in their Portfolio. They are also expected to take either the ACT (the Residual version if they plan to study in Qatar) or the SAT if they want to study in the US, and include a copy of their results in their Portfolio.

Students will include a copy of all university / employment applications they submit this year in their portfolio.

 

Career Development

Students in Grade 12 are encouraged to shadow their relatives or friends at their workplaces in order to see firsthand what a day is like in many different jobs. Students will be granted up to five days of excused absence for the purpose of shadowing. Students must submit a letter to the principal’s secretary signed by the person they shadowed in order to have an absence excused.

Students must also update their CV / resume and resubmit it in this year’s portfolio.

 

Service

Students in Grade 12 are required to complete 20 hours of community service during this school year. They may complete this community service at any organization, including Awsaj Academy. If they wish, they may complete more community service hours in order to use their volunteer work as their Capstone Project.

To receive credit for their volunteer hours, students must submit a log which indicates dates and hours worked (see Appendix B). Each entry on the log must be signed by the person who supervised that particular volunteer time.

 

 

Capstone Project

In order to graduate, all Grade 12 students must complete a Capstone Project consisting of three parts: the Project, the Paper, and the Presentation. These components must all be complete by the end of the first week of May.

The Project may be related to their Academic Preparation, their Career Development, or their Service component, and it should involve doing something extra beyond the basic requirements of the area of their choice. For example, one student may choose to complete some extra challenging lab-based research experience for science class as their project; another student may put in extra hours or do some extra duty at an Internship for their project; and a third student may choose to do more than the minimum required volunteer hours for their project. In any case, the project should challenge the students to do something they have never done before.

The Presentation will be a multimedia summary of their project which each student will present in a conference room to a committee composed of up to ten faculty and staff from Awsaj Academy. Students will be expected to use some digital presentation software such as PowerPoint, Prezi, or a video to prepare a five-minute presentation. The presentation should describe what they accomplished in their project, how it challenged them, how it went beyond the minimum requirements, what they learned from it, and what they plan to do after graduation (e.g. university, employment, more volunteer work, etc.). They may choose to include other information or reflection in their presentation, as well, but it should last only five minutes. The committee will then have five more minutes to ask the student questions about his or her project.

The Paper will be at least one full page, but not longer than two; single-spaced; in 12-point font; with margins not larger than one inch; submitted at the end of the presentation. If their project was related to their internship or volunteer work, the paper should describe why they chose the project and evaluate the experience. If their project was lab-based or explicitly academic in nature, their paper should describe their research question, a summary of extant research on the subject, the student’s research process, and the conclusions they reached.

Because this plan is being introduced halfway through this school year, for the 2012-2013 school year, the Paper will simply be a personal statement that students plan to submit as part of a university application.

 

Grade Level Guide: 12

This is a list of assignments students can use to demonstrate annual progress in:

1.Proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking in both English and Arabic.

Assignment Name

Format

Class

Start / Due Date

Reading Mastery check

Test

IELTS Reading

November 2012

       
       

2.Knowledge and skills necessary to successfully begin post-secondary education or a career in Qatar or abroad.

Assignment Name

Format

Class

Start / Due Date

College Essay

Word Document

Portfolio

October

       
       
       

3.Pride in their own culture, while respecting the culture of others.

Assignment Name

Format

Class

Start / Due Date

Review of National Strategy to Support Sustainable Development in Qatar. See Qatar National Development Strategy, 2011-2016

Word Document

Humanities

November

       
       

4.An understanding of and respect for Islamic values.

Assignment Name

Format

Class

Start / Due Date

Qatar National Day  Presentation

Video

Islamic

December

Haj research

Photo

Islamic

October

Call to prayer

Photo

Islamic

March

       

5.A commitment to lifelong learning as responsible citizens.

Assignment Name

Format

Class

Start / Due Date

How to be a good citizen?

Essay writing

Qatar National study

(Amal)

December 2012

       
       
       

 

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