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 Artifacts, 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