Selecting a Topic
You have the opportunity to choose a topic and design a product that will fit your personal style. Seize this opportunity and choose something that has meaning and passion for you. Be creative! You will be spending a lot of time and energy on this topic and you want to choose something that you can stay motivated and interested in all year. Check out the project ideas list.
Fundraiser events are limited to one per English Teacher.
Recommendations for Class of 2011:
The Shoreline School District has developed policies and established parameters that regulate topic selection. These policies and parameters were created with your safety and the district’s policies in mind. All topics must meet the standards of Shorecrest High School and the Shoreline School District. The following topics will not be allowed:
Air or flight activities: Airplane flying, hang gliding, helicopters, hot air balloons, parachuting and skydiving.
Amusement park activities: Bungee jumping, dunk tanks, fairground activities, food-eating contests.
Animals activities: Donkey basketball, horse riding, pack animal trips, saddle animals, snake handling, stray domestic animals, birds, un-caged wild animals.
Athletics not WIAA approved: High-impact aerobics, archery, martial arts, boxing, mud or Jell-O wrestling, powder puff football, skiing both snow and water, snowboarding
Dances: School dances, off-site dances, and other activities that require extensive security
Labor laws: Activities not permitted under minors labor laws
Motorized races and contests: Auto racing, demolition contests, motorcycles and go-cart races, stunting and tractor pulls.
Skating: Inline roller-skating, roller-blading, roller or ice skating and skateboarding
Water activities: Canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing, power boat racing, private swimming in lakes and rivers, scuba diving, watercraft activities, water skiing, water slides, and water parks. Activities involving watercraft over 26 feet in length. The use of any raft, tube, or other vessel used for navigating white water streams, and any jet ski or other similar personal watercraft designed to carry two or fewer persons.White water rafting and jet skis:
Wilderness activities: Mountain climbing, rappelling, wilderness survival
Weapons and weapons-related: Activities use and making of weapons such as firearms, knives, bows and arrows, explosives, paint balling
In addition, there are topics Shorecrest High School has eliminated due to the fact that they no longer meet the criteria required for a senior project:
Building a computer
Physical fitness (exercise goals) unless training for an event like a half marathon or doing on-the-job training.
Cookbooks culinary arts is acceptable if it involves on the job training, apprenticeships or catering.
Having a Hard Time Deciding On a Topic?
Take this Interest Survey to help you discover areas of passion for you. List your dreams, hopes, practical and otherwise, under the categories identified.