Tonya Ann LeCour

To allow students to identify an area of personal interest, apply knowledge in real world settings, and improve research, writing, and presentation skills, Ms. LeCour and her partners implement a senior project as a graduation requirement in their rural high school. Students produce a research paper from a chosen field of interest, create a related demonstrable product developed with an expert mentor in the field, document the learning process in a portfolio, and present their research and product to a panel of judges. In preparation for the senior project, students in ninth to eleventh grades use technology to compile a skills catalogue that documents mastery of the proficiencies necessary for the senior project.