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Senior Google Folder
Reference materials, including Courses of Study and demos of senior portfolios, recent Senior Presentations, etc.


Exemplary Portfolios from Previous Classes

Examples of excellent portfolios from SSHS Alumni


Real Estate Sales
Jam Club Junior
Writing and Illustrating a Children’s Book
Windmill Park
Triumphant Troubadour Awards 2017

One Hand, One Nation

The Making of a Comic

Game Design


Spring 2020 Capstone Project & Certification F.A.Q.

I'm Ready to Certify, Now What? Apply...

Students who have completed senior/ capstone project presentations may be candidates for academy certification. At the completion of their senior projects, students will submit the following:

  • a copy of their transcript (please print from Aeries)
  • a copy of the certification requirements AND the appropriate course of study (both available here)
  • a blank scoring rubric for the senior/ capstone project (available here)

What Is a Senior/ Capstone Project and How Does It Help Me Certify?

Santa Susana High School is proud to present important updates and clarification with respect to the Senior Certification and Capstone / Senior Project process. Critically, students who are interested in Certification in any area of emphasis (commonly referred to as an SSHS "major") must review the certification requirements for that Course of Study before proposing a Senior Project.


The Senior Project is effectively the last step in a four-year process for special honors and recognition in one or more areas of Emphasis. Therefore, the following changes have been made to this year's Senior Project process:


1.  ALL students must present their project to a small panel of adjudicators. Your presentation will include a multimedia presentation. Embedded in your presentation, you will include your senior/ capstone project. Your project options include: a scholarly research paper, a portfolio of work/ art samples, or a presentation to a large audience. You may present either at the STEAM Expo (February 9, 2019) or on Presentation Day (March 21, 2019).


2. If you are certifying with "Recognition," your project may be based on any area of interest. If you intend to certify with "Honors" or "High Honors," your project must be directly associated with your area of certification. Please discuss possible topics with the head of your school.


3. Students may earn 5 credits of ROP Applied Practice for the completion of their Capstone / Senior Project. Please contact or see Mrs. Martinet for more information.


ALL Certification and Senior Project Information has been shared with Seniors during ACE. It is also available through the links to the left.

How Will My Senior/ Capstone Project Be Scored?

The SSHS Senior/ Capstone Project has three main components, all of which are assessed by the SSHS faculty and/or community members (adjudicators).


PROJECT. Every SSHS senior is invited to complete a senior project that demonstrates the core values of Santa Susana High School - that our students demonstrate: scholarship, skill, honor, and service. Below, you will find a rubric of how your senior/ capstone project will be adjudicated. The components of the rubric will include an assessment of your project, your multimedia presentation, and  your interaction with the panelists.

How Do I Know What My Certification Requirements Are?

It depends on your course of study. Click on the links below to find your requirements:


School of Letters and Sciences (Chairperson: Mrs. Hazlewood)

School of Visual and Performing Arts (Chairperson: Mrs. Abbe)

School of Digital Arts and Technology (Chairperson: Mr. Abbe)

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Proposal Application Deadline 

Click here for the application.



Mentor Check-In Due Dates

October 15

December 15

January 15

February 15



Presentation Day - Thursday, March 19, 2020 (portfolios due Thursday, February 27, 2020)



Senior Project Faculty Adviser

Mrs. Martinet



Senior Project Supporting Administrator

Mr. Block