• MSHS Academic Portfolio

                  OR

    What My Student Should be Doing in Their Spare Time


  • What is an Academic Portfolio?

    A MSHS Academic Portfolio is comprised of six parts: an Individual Plan of Study (IPS), a high school resume (attachment 1), personal statement ideas and/or a personal narrative (attachment 2), a community service/volunteer log (attachment 3), a copy of a high school transcript (attained through Parchment), our school profile, our Activities List and (NEW) the pre-letter of recommendation interview questions.  When combined into one document, students will have a record of the classes taken in high school, grades earned, grade point average, class rank, Career Pathway, ACT/PSAT/ASVAB test scores, proposed post-secondary class options for two years, a record of community service/volunteer hours, a record of honors and school involvement and a narrative/synthesis of experiences and challenges faced thus far in life.

     

     

    Why is it important? 

    The value of an academic portfolio will become immediately relevant during a student’s senior year.  The academic portfolio is essentially a “cheat sheet” in applying for colleges, honors programs and/or scholarships.  All or most of the information required on applications will already be done and thoroughly reviewed in the academic portfolio, before being officially submitted.