The 411 on Marple Newtown High School's Senior Project
This is Marple Newtown High School Senior Project’s 15th year, and along with the Junior Initiative, are considered by many teachers, parents, members of the business community, and Senior Project evaluators to be two of the most successful, thriving, and valuable projects at the high school.
The start of the Senior Project is February 12, 2013, as the seniors begin an 8-week process of developing the Senior Project proposal. The project is entirely student-driven.
The project centers on the students’ interests and the seniors are responsible to plan, develop, and implement their project. The last day of class for seniors is May 17, 2013, at which time they begin the three-week project.
The final activity of the project is a 20-minute oral presentation given to a panel of evaluators composed of the local business community and volunteers, and an extensive and diverse group of community leaders and educators. The project is a graduation requirement and is included in the student’s GPA.
Over 4,000 students have completed the Senior Project. Most of the students complete their project in Philadelphia and the corresponding five-county area. Uniquely, numerous seniors have traveled to over 25 states and 20 different nations of the world to pursue their interest and complete the project.
All information and forms relating to the project can be found on the project’s website here.
For more information, contact Bob McCormick, teacher and coordinator of the Marple Newtown High School Senior Project, at 610.359.4200x5525.