Culminating Project
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Graduation Requirements

Complete a Culminating Project (Senior Project)

Culminating projects are required for classes of 2014 and earlier; not required for classes of 2015 and after per RCW 28A.230.090. While each school district determines the guidelines for the Culminating Project, there are statewide goals:

  • Encourage students to think analytically, logically and creatively and to integrate experience and knowledge to solve problems.
  • Give students a chance to explore a topic in which they have a great interest.
  • Offer students an opportunity to apply their learning in a “real world" way.

As part of the Culminating Project, each student will demonstrate essential skills through reading, writing, speaking, production and/or performance. To complete the project, students may be asked to write a research paper, work with a mentor in school or in the community, present to a community or peer panel, pull together a portfolio of work and/or develop a multimedia presentation.

Contact your high school for information about the Culminating Project.

Sample Culminating Projects
This information has been gathered from schools that already have Culminating Projects in place. Included are entire handbooks and project requirements in detail.

Requirements to earn a high school diploma

   Updated 9/18/2014

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