Portfolio and Portfolio Defense
Each year students complete a portfolio defense at the end of the school year with their guardians and a few staff members. The portfolio defense is an opportunity for students to provide evidence of their ability to Innovate/Create, Reflect and Use Feedback, work as a Team Member, Lead, Present, and to Answer Questions. If students do not earn proficiency scores at their portfolio defense, they are required to revise work, collect better evidence, and re-defend their portfolio in the fall.
A larger Benchmark Portfolio Defense is completed prior to entry into high school. Students are required to be proficient in all areas at this Benchmark Portfolio defense in order to move to high school and earn high school credit for courses work. Mid year portfolio defense planning sessions are provided in December and March (if necessary) to support students readiness for their final yearly portfolio defense. Two more Benchmark Portfolio Defense occurs prior to entry into early college course (Running Start or dual enrollment) and prior to high school graduation.