One of the expectations we at Fairfield Christian Academy have of our seniors is that each student completes the Senior Project Initiative. Its purpose is to not only challenge all students and raise expectations to improve achievement, but also to provide a culminating activity for seniors to demonstrate the essential skills they all should have before leaving high school.
Senior Project consists of three components completed throughout the year. The first component of the Senior Project is the actual physical project that relates to a research paper topic. Each student is required to work with a mentor who can provide expertise and guide, facilitate, and document the student's progress on the project. This project is to be done outside of class time requiring a minimum of 15 documented hours usually between August and January. Students are also required to maintain a portfolio and log to record their time, efforts and thoughts. while completing the process. Most students find this part of the project the most enjoyable, and it also is invaluable in developing and sharpening problem solving, communication, time management, and “hands-on” real-life skills.