Conestoga's Culminating Project
Exploring learning opportunities that complement instruction and a rigorous core curriculum is important. In keeping with the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District Strategic Plan, students must become skilled and knowledgeable self-directed learners in order to thrive in our rapidly changing world.
Self-directed learning is a process in which individuals set a specific goal, create a realistic timeline, work independently, document their progress, and communicate and reflect on what they have learned. Self-direction inspires lifelong learning by encouraging students to make a firm commitment to continue exploring interests and passions.
Required of every student in Pennsylvania, the graduation project is an opportunity for students to showcase their talents, interests and abilities. This graduation requirement, which includes oral, technology, writing, visual and research components, may be fulfilled through a variety of options, including course assignments qualifying for culminating project recognition and involvement in school and community clubs and activities.
Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, students will complete a proposal in which they describe their self-selected project and chart a plan for its completion. After applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information, students will demonstrate significant conceptual understanding of what they learn in a presentation.
As with self-directed learning, Conestoga's approach to the graduation project emphasizes process, flexibility, discipline integration, goal setting, time management, self-reflection, and student responsibility and independence.