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9-12 Field Study Program

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What is FSD?

Field Study Days (FSD) have been developed and are a part of our charter to give students an opportunity to design their own meaningful experience for the day. The day should be spent on an activity that extends the learning environment from the classroom into the home and community. Three days during the school year have been set aside for this purpose. These are not DAYS OFF for students or staff!
 
Field Study Day for high school students is an important opportunity to experience or pursue interests related to your future career, education, or personal interests. Each year, three new experiences will be selected and logged.
 
All FSD work is assigned and evaluated through ELA classes.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: In order to participate in graduation ceremonies, seniors must complete all 3 FSD experiences assigned during grade 12.

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Future You

The Future You

  • Take a College Tour
  • Take a Trade School Tour
  • Meet with a Military Recruiter
  • Take a Recreational Class (dance, art, gardening, cooking, etc.)
  • Visit a Bank & Open an Account
  • Tour Support Services at a College (Tutoring, IEP, EOP)
  • Take the ASVAB (Military)
  • Interview a Professional / Explore a Career
  • Make an educational film for a topic that prepares students for adult life (budgeting, banking, credit issues, renting, insurance, banking, etc.)

Art & Culture

Art & Culture

  • Visit a Museum
  • Attend a Professional or College Concert
  • Attend a Professional or College Play
  • Attend Other Live Performance (Get approval)
  • Attend a Cultural Street Fest
  • Take a Dance Class
  • Take a Cooking Class
  • Make a Short Film
  • Perform
  • Travel to a New Place (75 Miles or Further)
  • Attend College or Professional Sporting Event
  • Curate or Attend a Film Festival
  • Host or Attend a Book Club Meeting

Service & Activisim

Service & Activism

  • Complete 4 Hours of Community Service / Non-Profit Organization
  • Attend a March
  • Attend a Political Event
  • Research Political Platforms
  • Attend a Court Trial
  • Tour the Capitol
  • Attend a Floor Session of the CA Senate

9-12_Final_Project_Options Card Icon9-12 Final Project Options

Poster

Poster

Summarizes background/research. Documents experience in pictures, images, and text. Includes personal pictures, not only web photos. Must be completed on poster board larger than 11x17, in full color. Consider font size, style, organization; all elements should work together for a polished presentation of your experience and learning.

Slide Show

Slide Show

Summarizes background/research. Documents experience in pictures, images, and text. Includes personal pictures, not only web photos. Consider font size, style, organization, animations; all elements should work together for a polished presentation of your experience and learning. (Humorous elements must be fitting to your subject and professional audience.)

Object

Object of Inspiration

Displays your own artistic response to an art form you saw. (Drawing, ceramics, sculpture, etc.) Typed documentation (no more than ½ page) gives your piece a title, explains how your object is inspired by an object from your visit to the museum, and provides a picture and identifying details of the art that inspired your piece.

Film

Film/Video

A creative film of your performance or experience that is not a school performance – or – a film that you create in narrative or documentary style – or – an educational film about issues related to managing adult life. Must be at least _______ minutes in length, and no more than _______ minutes, as determined by your teacher.

Brochure

Other

Other

Get approval BEFORE your project is due if you wish to submit a project not listed here.