Senior Project


Senior Project

The Senior Project at Wheeler High School is a project required of each Wheeler Senior during their course of 12th grade Literature. Students are required to select a topic on which to base their research paper and turn their research into a real world experience networking to locate, select, and work with a business professional who acts as a mentor to guide them through an internship. 

Seniors will sharpen professional skills by completing a series of professional and creative tasks that are part of a work-ready world: designing a functional résumé coupled with a business proposal, a topic-related visual art poster, a letter to judges, a notebook portfolio of their work, a product, and a presentation to be delivered to the community on Senior Project Night. 

The Senior Project features faculty-based school committees that instruct and provide feedback to our students during the entire process as well as training presentations in the auditorium designed to coach Seniors through the assignments. Senior Project Committees work with parent volunteers to verify mentors, review résumés, proposals, proclamation posters, letters, portfolios, and help with presentation practice before the night of presentations to a panel of judges. 

We believe this experience is the capstone of our students’ high school experience and is an applied opportunity to utilize skills, knowledge, and research. It exposes them to real world applications and expectations as they research their topic, create visuals, write a paper and finally, make a formal presentation to the community. This is a collaborative project that supports our school improvement plan, career and college readiness, as well as communication and organizational skills for our students.

For further information or questions contact Heather.Wickham@cobbk12.org..

Forms & Documents-Fall 2020

Senior Project Notice

SP Timeline Spring 2021

Overview Video

Senior Project Spring 2021 PowerPoint

Resume Resources 

Research Paper Resources 

Cover Letter Resources

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