• All Monterey Graduates are required to Create and Present a Senior Portfolio in order to Graduate

    WHAT IS THE SENIOR PORTFOLIO?

    • A portfolio is a collection of work. At the end you will have a collection of activities, documents, and writings that relate to you and will be useful to you as you leave high school and prepare for the future.
    • It allows you to have everything that you may need ready and organized at your fingertips (job interviews, college applications).
    • It is also a “Living Document” which you will (and should) add to over the years.
    • What is in the Portfolio? There are FIFTEEN Parts to the portfolio, covering a variety of activities and essay writings.

    DO I HAVE TO DO THE PORTFOLIO?

    • In order to graduate all students MUST complete the 15 sections of the Senior Portfolio AND participate in the Final Exit Interview.
    • Students meet with 2 teachers after school on a regular basis to learn how to do each section of the Senior Portfolio.

    WHAT IS THE EXIT INTERVIEW?

    • During the Interview you will get a chance to show-off your portfolio to a group of people which will include Mr. Lang, Mrs. Reeves, Ms. Brooks, other members of the Monterey staff, and District personnel.
    • We encourage you to bring a family member to the interview with you (parent, older sibling, cousins, aunt, uncle, etc…) and/or a significant adult in your life.
    • You MAY bring friends and other Monterey students.
    • You will be asked questions about your portfolio during the Interview.
    • This will be your chance to shine and show off your accomplishments at Monterey!

    WHEN IS THE EXIT INTERVIEW?

    The Exit Interview will take place near the end of the quarter. Everyone will interview within the same 2-3 day period.

    WILL I RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE PORTFOLIO?

    YES, you will receive a maximum of 2.5 credits of Elective Credit for the portfolio. Credits will most likely be issued at the Exit Interview when the portfolio is finished AND you have turned in your TIME SHEET.