As part of the Career Certification program, students design and complete and present a project that demonstrates advanced knowledge related to their area of specialization.
The Senior Seminar Research Project gives students the opportunity to investigate a unique problem and/or pursue individual interests; to display essential knowledge and achievement; and to demonstrate an integration and culmination of skills acquired during their career pathway experience.
Listed below are some project ideas for you to consider when choosing a topic related to your career pathway:
Bailey's Steak House - A new idea for a steakhouse specifically intended for fine dining.
How health can a steak house be?
What types of meats are healthy/
What are average income rates for employees?
What should the target age group be for customers?
Researched ways to improve marketing to a health conscientious generation.
Designed a steak house restaurant.
Created a menu with grocery costing and sales pricing.
Used CAD to 3D print the restaurant blueprint.
Are School Lunches Winning Students Over? - a research study of the lunch program at a local high school.
State and federal legislation regarding nutrition.
Standards and regulations of the National School Lunch Program.
School lunch menus and their nutritional values that are being served on campus.
Surveyed students to find out which food is most liked and disliked.
Compared nutritional values of those foods.
Created charts and graph to show overall results of the study.
Provided conclusions and suggestions on how to improve the school lunch program.
Vaccine Education for Our Generation - a study of Nogales Students
School and district services that help students get the vaccines they need.
Diseases prevented by vaccinations.
The medical problems caused by diseases, which can be prevented by vaccines.
Created a powerpoint presentation that demonstrates the effects of the diseases that can be prevented by vaccines.
Gave presentation to several classes.
Surveyed students after the presentation to find out of their attitudes about vaccinations changed after they saw the presented.
Provided conclusions and suggestions on the need to better inform students about vaccinations.
Research Project Requirements
3 to 5 pages, double-spaced
Minimum of 5 sources
Works Cited page
Research papers are evaluated on the following criteria: