The coordination of portfolio and presentation materials over four years takes a focused effort from students, parents and teachers.
Throughout high school, students are encourage to think about the questions:
Senior year, PRIDE 101 gives students specific time to prepare for this presentation.
Below are resources that you can download to help your with your presentation. You can pick up all of these resources in a booklet form from your PRIDE teacher or school counselor.
Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities may have accommodations and modifications for the PRIDE Presentation based on recommendations by their IEP or 504 team. Typically, students’ Study Skills teacher, English 12 teacher, PRIDE 101 teacher, and counselor work with students and families to meet their needs.
English Language Learners
ELL students who receive services may have accommodations and modifications for the PRIDE Presentation based on their English proficiency. This plan will be discussed with their PRIDE 101 teacher, ELL teacher, English teacher, and counselor.
Students who transfer to MBHS during their senior year are able to discuss with their PRIDE 101 teacher and counselor potential modifications to their PRIDE Presentations. All changes must be approved by the principal.
Running Start Students
Running Start (RS) students graduating from MBHS need to pass the PRIDE Presentation. Historically, RS students are the group of students that struggles the most to successfully complete the presentation. Below is a list of suggestions for RS students.
• Know who your PRIDE teacher is. Your PRIDE teacher can help you walk through this process. My PRIDE teacher is______________________.
• Put your portfolio together sooner, rather than later. This is one of the biggest challenges our Running Start students have. Remember, your portfolio isn’t about Mount Baker: it’s about YOU.
• Make sure you understand the rubric. If you don’t understand what is being asked of you, this presentation will be difficult to complete successfully.
• Have someone review your work. The PRIDE lessons prompt you to think about what you are going to say in your presentation. Check-in with a teacher or counselor. If you present without getting feedback, you are far more likely to not meet the standard.
• Go to PRIDE when you can. Being in the PRIDE 101 sessions will help you get a better understanding of what is expected and how to get it done.
• Start your Post-High School Plan NOW! “I’m going to continue at Whatcom.” is NOT enough. You must provide many details about your plan.
• Use the Career Center website. This website can provide you with nearly everything you need to create a solid Post-High School Plan. http://www.mtbaker.wednet.edu/career/
• Prepare your visual aide (PowerPoint, poster, etc.) well before the presentation deadline. If you wait, you are bound to run into technological issues.
• If you are using PowerPoint, make sure the school’s version (2003), is compatible with YOUR version.
• You are expected to give your presentation on ___________________, even if you have class. The good news is that if you communicate with your counselor, you can actually request when you would like to present.
Throughout high school you have been challenged to figure out who you are as a person. This includes but is not limited to personal and academic growth, school and community involvement, and future goals. The Who Am I? section is where you will address this part of your high school experience.
This is where you show evidence of your academic growth. Students must use examples of work to showcase their learning.
This section is where you articulate your post-high school plan.
Make sure you are following the rubric! This rubric prints best on 11x17 paper. If you have smaller paper you might have to adjust your print settings.
Below are some sample presentations. Remember, these are samples and are not the only way presentations can be done. You will need Adobe Reader to view these presentations.
Students give their presentation in the spring of their senior year, typically in May. Student's PRIDE teacher will let them know the exact time they will be giving their presentation.
We want to do everything we can to help students and their families with questions or concerns about the PRIDE Presentation. Please feel free to contact us.