The Rice Lake School Board approved an E-Portfolio graduation requirement beginning with the class of 2014. The E-Portfolio has four categories: Academic/Achievement Art if acts, Career, Personal, and Service Learning. Students are required to include evidence that showcases their learning and growth throughout high school in all four categories.
Students begin building their E-Portfolios in Freshman Success. Over four years, they select work for their E-Portfolios, reflecting on the work, reviewing, and adding to the E-Portfolio. During senior year, all students are required to take American Citizenship, where they finalize their portfolios and prepare for an E-Portfolio presentation given to a team made up of community members, educators, and parents. In this presentation, students display and discuss the contents of their E-Portfolios.
Purpose of the E-Portfolio
The E-Portfolio is a collection of material that reflects students’ academic progress, personal development, and future aspirations and dreams.
These materials can be used for entrance into the larger world beyond high school:
- job applications and interviews
- applications for school and scholarships
- personal reflection and decision-making
- developing organizational skills
- methods for marketing oneself
- communicating effectively
- highlighting individual interests