Academics

Virtual Schedules 2020-21

Schoology

Schoology is the learning management system used by all teachers and students in grades 6-12 that provides parent/student access to assignments and grades. One username and password within Schoology grants access to your child(ren)’s teachers, courses, schoolwork and grades.

Graduation Projects:

The Class of 2021 has been the first group through Wissahickon which has followed the new format of the Graduation Project aligned with Pennsylvania’s career standards. Students completed 3 ten hour projects from the following categories (part-time employment, community service, job shadowing, internship, school-based enterprise, industry-based career program) with the intention of exposing future career options. Upon completion of the career experiences, students wrote a reflection paper in the spring of 2020. To conclude the Grad Project for the Class of 2021, students will create a presentation with audio embedded showcasing how the 3 career experiences influenced decision-making for their future career path. Presentations will be due in the first marking period of the 2020-2021 year and uploaded to a Sharepoint link for the Grad Project teachers to view and grade. More information can be found on the Grad Project Schoology page.

With the safety challenges related to Covid-19, the Class of 2022 will have the opportunity to select from 2 options for their Grad Project. Option 1 is the original project plan introduced to the students over the winter of 2020 prior to quarantine. The second option was created to address the issues of acquiring outside internships and jobs while still aligning to PA career standards. Students will select one of the options below at the beginning of the school year and follow the plan throughout the rest of the year.

GRADUATION PROJECT –Covid revised 

Option #1
Option #2
Time log #1
  • 1 of the 5 categories on the assignment form (cannot repeat)
  • 10hrs completed, recorded & confirmed by a Project Supervisor
  • Due in the 1st MP of junior year
    o   Exact date posted in Schoology
Career assignment #1
  • Research and analyze a career utilizing the Trojan Pathways, student personal’s interests, abilities, aptitudes, achievements and goals
  • Write a short reflection of career findings
  • Due in the 1st MP of junior year
    o   Exact date posted in Schoology
Time log #2
  • 1 of the 5 categories on the assignment form (cannot repeat)
  • 10hrs completed, recorded & confirmed by a Project Supervisor
  • Due in the 2nd MP of junior year
    o   Exact date posted in Schoology
Career assignment #2
  • Research and analyze a career utilizing the Trojan Pathways, student personal’s interests, abilities, aptitudes, achievements and goals
  • Write a short reflection of career findings
  • Due in the 2nd MP of junior year
    o   Exact date posted in Schoology
Time log #3
  • 1 of the 5 categories on the assignment form (cannot repeat)
  • 10hrs completed, recorded & confirmed by a Project Supervisor
  •  Due in the 3rd MP of junior year
    o   Exact date posted in Schoology
Career assignment #3
  • Research and analyze a career utilizing the Trojan Pathways, student personal’s interests, abilities, aptitudes, achievements and goals
  • Write a short reflection of career findings
  • Due in the 3rd MP of junior year
    o   Exact date posted in Schoology
Reflection Paper
  • Prompt:   “I can give three examples of how entrepreneurial traits (i.e. adaptability, ethical behavior,   leadership, positive attitude, and risk-taking) match or do not match my personality.”
  • Minimum of 5 paragraph essay
  • Select 3 of the provided traits that you will use to prove whether you have an entrepreneurial personality   
  • Utilize the 3 graduation project experiences you completed for career awareness and preparation (Time Logs), to justify your statement of whether your personality matches the above entrepreneurial traits. Describe each project experience to support the traits.
  • Due 4th MP of junior year
    o   Exact date and assignment posted in Schoology
Reflection Paper
  • Prompt:   “I can give three examples of how entrepreneurial traits (i.e. adaptability, ethical behavior,   leadership, positive attitude, and risk-taking) match or do not match my personality.”
  • Minimum of 5 paragraph essay
  • Select 3 of the provided traits that you will use to prove whether you have an entrepreneurial personality   
  • Utilize the 3 careers you researched and analyzed for career awareness and preparation, to justify your statement of whether your personality matches the above entrepreneurial traits. Provide your career findings to support the traits.
  • Due 4th MP of junior year
    o   Exact date and assignment posted in Schoology
Oral Presentation
  • Prompt: How did the 3 experiences influence my decision-making for my future career?
  • 8-12 minute organized presentation with visual aid (PowerPoint)
  • Due fall semester of senior year (Schoology assignment)
Oral Presentation
  • Prompt: How did the 3 careers assignments influence my decision-making for my future career?
  • 8-12 minute organized presentation with visual aid (PowerPoint)
  • Due fall semester of senior year (Schoology assignment)

Note: This chart is taken from page 4 of the Grad Project Manual. Access the complete manual here:

Class of 2022 Grad Project Manual - Covid Revised

To better understand the grading of this Grad Project, this graduation requirement is an independent study (does not meet as a class), with student completing 1 assignment each marking period with the culminating grade being either Pass or Fail on the student’s transcript.

Students may seek assistance from any of the 3 teachers (Mrs. Inderbitzin, Mrs. Minges Klusman, Mrs. Schuman), however there will be an official alphabetical break-down with each teachers assigned to a specific portion of the class. All information and forms can be found on your student's Graduation Project Schoology page.  Please check out the list of volunteer opportunities if you are looking for a Graduation Project idea.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Inderbitzin.