Best Work

Reflection Windows

What is it?

It is a 3-paragraph reflection on an example of your best work from that semester.

Can be a:

  • Class assignment
  • Project
  • Test/Quiz
  • Award/Recognition
  • Life experience

How do I write it?

Here are the three prompts that you will be asked to write to:

Reflection Window Prompts

1. Using a minimum of 5 well developed sentences, describe why you selected this item as one of your “best works.”

2. Using a minimum of 5 well developed sentences, describe the purpose of the assignment AND what you learned from it.

3. Using a minimum of 5 well developed sentences, describe how this assignment relates to the "Reflection Category" (Strength, Growth, or Future Plans) you selected for this best work

Make sure that you use a valid Email address. You will receive your completed Reflection Window form at the email address you have entered on that form.

In order to avoid losing your responses due to technical difficulties, it is recommended that you type up your responses in a separate word processor and then copy and paste your responses onto the form.

How is it graded?

Students must submit each of the required Reflection Windows to earn full credit on their Summative Letter in the Spring. Each missing Reflection Window will result in a 3 point deduction on the Summative Letter score.

A total of six Reflection Windows, accompanied by the Best Work assignment, are required in your final Portfolio. The breakdown for Best Work Reflection Windows is as follows: two that represent growth, two that represent strengths, and two that connect to your future plans and goals. Additionally, at least two of the six must be from 9th, 10th, or 11th grade and at least two of the six must be academic in nature. At the end of your senior year, your Portfolio will be examined by the PGHS faculty and staff who will score it based on a rubric.