To reach successful completion of the Rutland Senior Endeavor all students will complete the following requirements:

Electronic Portfolio -
The portfolio should be kept electronically. It should be somewhere that your advisors can see your progress. The preferred method is a wiki that you can get at no cost on Make sure that you invite the advisors to be "members" of your wiki.
Portfolio should include: 
  • Home - design
  • Statement of Intent
  • Proof of progress- pictures, log of dates and times working on project, correspondence between student and mentor
  • Budget 
  • Events - proof of attending an event related to your project.
  • Mentor Page
  • advisor-student agreement
  • Timeline
  • Coming Soon
  • Research Paper
  • Resume
  • Twitter Journal - hashtag scroll - #RSP2018
  • Reflection/Process Paper
Example Wiki -  This is an exceptional example of a Senior Project Wiki!

Twitter - 
Twitter will be incorporated into the Rutland Senior Endeavor. 
Twitter will serve as your journal or diary for your project. You should tweet about your project frequently. 
Tweets should clearly explain about your project's progress so be specific, add photos and make sure to meet the requirements.
Twitter Requirements: 
  • Follow 5 professionals associated with your Senior Endeavor topic
  • Hashtag- create your own unique hashtag for your Senior Endeavor
  • Add a hashtag scroll to your wiki
  • 200 Tweets (or Re-Tweets) that show progress in your Endeavor - #RSP2018

Research Paper
Follow the criteria set for your research paper by the English instructor.
Add your research paper Abstract to your research paper tab with a pdf. link to your paper.
Create a link for your corrected research paper.

Mentor Experience
  • Choose a mentor that will have the time and expertise to share with you throughout your project.
  • When you meet with your mentor take the time to explain your project.
  • Tell them your project goals.
  • Give them an idea of how much time you’d like to spend with them during your visits. 
  • Find out how much time they can give you throughout your project.
  • Tell them what you expect to learn from them.
  • Time with mentor must be logged and documented on your Wiki - pictures of time spent with your mentor.
  • Include a biography of your mentor – time spent and what was learned by spending time with your mentor and experience highlights
  • Show proof of time spent with your mentor - develop a personal relationship, include a reference letter, photos with your mentor, log sheet of mentor visits, correspondence with mentor

*Mentors need to be approved by the project steering committee.
*A mentor may not be a family member.

Senior Exhibit Board Suggested Criteria
1. Clear purpose/goal for project
2. Personal connection/motivation for project
3. Research behind project is included
4. Evidence of yearlong effort
5. Contribution to community (or student’s future plans)
6. Student growth/reflection on project and research
7. Feedback from mentors, audiences, and/or teachers
8. Visual aids/artifacts/technology
9. Speech/articulation
10. Overall presentation
  • Each student will complete an exhibit that will be displayed at the Rutland Project Fair.
  • The exhibit should show all of the work that you have completed during the project time of 6-9 months.

Each student will give a presentation to a panel of judges. The panel may be compiled of a random group of community members, former teachers, professionals, and/or (past or present) school board members.
Your presentation and your exhibit (displayed at the Rutland Project Fair) are TWO different project components (both are required components). 

Your presentation may include:
1. What you did to create your product?
2. How it worked?
3. What you did with it?
4. How it “stretched” you?
5. What you learned?
6. Pictures/video
7. Final Product - Which shows your 6-9 month project accomplishment.
*Does your project demonstrate effort, learning, and mastery of a skill? 

Presentations should be a prepared 15-20 minutes with 5-10 minutes allotted for judges questions.

Tips for a great presentation:
  • Write an introduction about yourself. Then if you aren't sure how to start or you get nervous you can read your introduction. 
  • If you want to shake hands with the judges, but are afraid you will forget when you are finished, you could shake hands first.