Upper Arlington High School 1650 Ridgeview Road • Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221 • 614.487.5200 • 614.487.5238 (fax) Credit Flexibility You have expressed an interest in completing a credit flexibility education option. The requirements and scoring guide for this type of credit are outlined below. If you are pursuing a physical education credit, you need to incorporate the five areas of fitness – cardiovascular, endurance, flexibility, nutrition and strength throughout your project. 1.) Portfolio – 40% of grade. Please submit in an organized and focused format a portfolio that provides evidence of learning that meets the criteria established at the time of the Credit Flex approval. The committee wants to see evidence that documents growth over time toward achievement of your learning goals. The following components must be included with the portfolio: a. Table of contents b. Hours log signed by mentor (see attached) c. Evidence of learning – can included but is not limited to: documentation of interviews/activities, journaling, letter of recommendations, drawings/photos, lab results, video/audio clips, written work samples, copies of specific testing or data, reading logs, self-assessments. 2.) Mentor Evaluation Report – 10% of grade (see attached) 3.) Reflection Paper – 30% of grade Your paper should be a thoughtful evaluation of your learning. We will expect 1 1/2 -2 pages per quarter credit requested. Please include an introduction (what did you do, where did you go, how often, with whom did you work). The body of the paper should address how this learning opportunity fit with your personal learning style and/or future goals. Discuss the highlights of your experience and its effect on you. Reflect on aspects of your experience that could have been improved. Discuss new knowledge gained and/or resources discovered as a result of your experience. Reflect on how your new skills and/or knowledge apply to real-life situations that you may encounter. And in conclusion, reflect on the overall experience and how it impacts your future plans. 4.) Committee Presentation – 20% of grade A multi-disciplinary committee of teachers meets throughout the school year. For 2015-2016, November 17th, January 20th, and April 12th beginning at 3:15 are our established meeting dates. Ms. Peebles at firstname.lastname@example.org schedules presentation time. Please be aware that you will need to submit your portfolio and paper two weeks in advance of your presentation so that the committee can review all materials. Presenters are welcome to use PowerPoint or any other media/technology but please make arrangements in advance. You will have 8-10 minutes to share followed by 5 minutes for questions. For your presentation, we will be looking for a brief overview and description of your flex credit. What did you do? What were your personal goals? How was this a valuable learning experience? Who was your mentor? What was their expertise? Where did your experience take place? You could describe a “typical” day spent working on your flex experience. How did you begin your work? What happened throughout? Elaborate on specific examples. Include an anecdote or story about your experience that stands out to you. Tell us about a time where you ran into a personal problem/question and consulted with your mentor. Have you had an opportunity to meet others with the same interest or expand your learning into other arenas? Conclude with some final thoughts. What goals did you achieve? What was the single most worthwhile part of your flex credit experience? If you could do this again, what would you change or do differently? Credit Flexibility Hours Log Make additional copies of this form as needed Date Work/Activity Performed Location Duration Total Hours : ________ Log Verification: ____________________________________________ (Mentor’s signature) Upper Arlington High School 1650 Ridgeview Road • Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221 • 614.487.5200 • 614.487.5238 (fax) Credit Flexibility Mentor Evaluation Report Credit Flexibility allows students to engage in educational experiences where the primary acquisition of knowledge and skills takes place outside of Upper Arlington High School’s classroom. These opportunities may include but are not limited to: independent study, performing groups, internships, community service, apprenticeship, work study and/or online courses. You have agreed to mentor a student throughout their experience. Please complete the following form that will be part of the student’s final evaluation. You may use additional paper or the back of this form if necessary. Your responses will not be shared with the student, they will be viewed only by the Credit Flex coordinators and teacher committee. Please email directly to Heather Peebles at email@example.com or mail to her attention at address above. Name: ______________________________________ Title/Position:________________________________ Signature: ___________________________________________________ Date:_______________________ Qualifying Credentials:_____________________________________________________________________ Name of Student: __________________________________ 1.) Briefly describe your role as mentor for this experience. (How did you assist the student? What was asked of you? How were your talents used?) 2.) Briefly describe how well the student followed the process for their experience. (Was the student reliable? Did the student complete all required work asked of them? Was completion of work timely/within deadlines?) 3.) In your opinion, what were the student’s strengths as they relate to the experience? 4.) In your opinion, what were the student’s weaknesses as they relate to the experience? 5.) In your opinion, did the student meet the objectives they expressed to you when initially setting up their educational experience? 6.) Please provide us with any final thoughts as they relate to your work with this student.