WELCOME TO THE FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS HONORS SENIOR PROJECT Purpose and Overview


Message to Students:

THE PURPOSE OF THE HONORS SENIOR PROJECT

The Honors Senior Project is an opportunity for you to demonstrate what you know and to showcase your achievement. It must be successfully completed to earn your Honors Seal.  Honors Senior Projects have been highly acclaimed and proven successful in many high schools across the country. The Honors Senior Project is a fitting conclusion to your high school education.  Through the project, you are able to demonstrate accumulated skills in time-management, research, problem-solving, human interaction, organization, and public-speaking. This is appropriate as the culmination of your K-12 education because these are the very skills and abilities that you will be expected to demonstrate as college students and/or employees.

THE FOUR PHASES OF THE HONORS SENIOR PROJECT:

The first is a research paper. Ms. Hawkins and your school contacts will be responsible for this process.

The second phase requires you to apply the information you have gained from your research to manufacture a product.  Your product may be an actual physical product, a performance or demonstration, or a service. There must be a clear relationship between your research and your product. Select a product within your financial budget, keeping in mind that you are not expected to spend money in order to complete the Honors Senior Project.

The third phase of the Project is the portfolio. You must keep good records of your progress and preserve everything in a portfolio that demonstrates your journey throughout the entire Honors Senior Project.  These documents include personal notes, photographs, time logs with your mentor, journal entries, receipts, letters, your research paper, your Digital Presentation, etc.  Although components of the portfolio will be reviewed throughout the year, final evaluation of the Honors Senior Project will include completeness and aesthetics of the entire portfolio by a panel of judges in the spring of your senior year. All documents will be reviewed through electronic submission via Google Classroom.

The final phase of the project will be the presentation. This could be a formal speech, performance, or experiment no longer than ten minutes. This will be presented before a panel of judges. You will be assigned a date and time for your board well in advance.  Bring your research paper, product, and portfolio to your presentation.





Students choose a project based on their interests or a topic they have never had an opportunity to explore.