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Culminating Project
"Senior Project"

 CP Update!

Ø  Be sure to check the new Haiku Culminating Project page!  Every senior should now have access to all the CP information on Haiku.  Look for important announcements and instructions throughout the year.

 Class of 2014 Culminating Project Information

Common Questions:
1.       What if my proposal was approved for summer, but I changed my mind or my project fell through?
You may write another proposal and follow the guidelines and deadlines above for spring presenters.
2.       What if I planned to present in fall, but I changed my mind, and I need more time to get my presentation in order?
You may follow the guidelines and deadlines above for spring presenters.  You need to let Ms. Christiansen know right away if this is the case, so she doesn’t schedule you for November presentations. 
3.       What if I did not get my proposal approved in the spring?
Turn it in before Friday, September 27.
4.       What if I can’t decide what to do?
Talk to your parents, talk to your employers, talk to your teachers, talk to your friends.  NOW is the time to make these decisions!
5.       What if I am taking Running Start classes?
Your CP contact at LWHS will be Ms. Fike.  It is up to YOU to contact her to get your requirements and set up meeting times. 
6.       Where do I turn in my proposal?
Office 237A
7.       How and when will I get my proposal back?
Once Ms. C has reviewed the proposal, it will be delivered to you in class.  Be sure to carefully READ ANY NOTES attached to what is delivered.  It matters.
8.       How do I get more information about the Senior Culminating Project?
Go to the LWHS website and choose “Academics” and then “Culminating Project.”  Once you are on the CP page, click on the links on the right side for examples and helpful guidelines.  Additionally, please listen for announcements in your Homeroom and look for announcements on the flat screens.  We do our best communicate everything clearly.  It’s up to YOU to stay aware and informed.
9.       More questions?
See Ms. C in 237A on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays OR email her at
Ms. Christiansen
LWHS, Culminating Project Coordinator, Level 5, COE, and English Department Chairperson
ICS, Counseling Intern
  • Class of 2014 Culminating Project Proposal
    In order to type directly into the document, you will need to open up the link, wait, and then save it to your computer when given the option. After it is saved you should be able to type directly in the spaces provided. If you continue to have technical difficulties, please type up the proposal following my format as best you can in your own Word document. Please see Ms. Christiansen in 237A with any questions!


 Forms - Class of 2014

  • Project Proposal
    Class of 2014
  • Word Project Proposal
    Class of 2014 - editable Word document
  • Knowledge of Topic Paper
    In order to broaden your current understanding of your chosen topic, you will write a unique narrative research paper that includes information gathered from a minimum of three relevant sources.
  • Knowledge of Topic Paper Handout
    Classroom Handout - Introduction: 2013-2014 Culminating Project Knowledge of Topic Paper. Part of the state-mandated Culminating Project requirement is a written component. The written component requires that students compose a paper and tie in research skills to this paper. Sample included.
  • Portfolio Guidelines
    The Portfolio is simply a 3-ring binder with evidence of your work on the Culminating Project inside.
  • Parent Letter and Senior Project Requirements
    As you probably know, Washington State requires that all students develop and complete a culminating project during senior year as a requirement for graduation. Included in this letter are guidelines and helpful tips for what to expect in the coming year.
  • Log of Hours Sample
    Type up a description of each task you worked on and reflect on your progress.
  • Presentation Rubric
    Evaluation of your CP is based on this rubric.