Project: College Prep

Teacher: Tracy Schnacker
School: Topeka West High School
Location: Topeka, Kansas USA
Start Date: 11/11/2009
End Date: 12/18/2009
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

We would like mentors who are interested in a concentrated and fast-paced project during "Thanksgiving Season" on Career & Educational Planning. The mentoring dates are: November 23, 30, and December 2. Also having mentors who would like to provide career-related research and advice to high school seniors.


This is a unique, intense 3-week project for high school seniors related to College Prep as part of a semester-long coursework. This project explores student career and education interests and overlaps during the Thanksgiving Season. The dates for the mentoring are: November 23, 30, and December 2. However students will be continuing to work on their Career & Education Plans until the last day of the school's Fall Semester.


1. Social Studies Curriculum: College Prep Skills 2. Technology Skills 3. Research and Communication Skills 4. Cooperation & Independent Learning Skills



Grade Level:


Content Area:

Social Studies: High School Seniors College Prep

Student Outcomes:

1. Career & Education Research Plan (Outline/Research Paper) 2. Student/Mentor Messages

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

1. Rubric for Career & Education Research Plan 2. Rubric for Student/Mentor Messages 3. Mentor Comments

Teacher Role:

1. Teach Curriculum 2. Facilitate Communcation between Students/Mentors 3. Grade Student Outcomes

Mentor Role:

1. Provide Career & Education Research Assistance & Advice 2. Facilitate positive and proactive communication with Student(s)