The Controversy of CPs
A last minute decision by the administration has made life easier for many Juniors completing their Culminating Projects. Originally, all Juniors were scheduled for May 11, but due to a conflict with the AP United States History Exam, Juniors taking the APUSH Exam have been given the option to schedule their presentation in April.
Because of the new requirement that Juniors also do Student Led Conferences, the number of teachers available to evaluate CP presentations on April 26 and 27 is severely limited. The new SLC requirement for juniors has created such a problem that some teachers are having to ask other teachers to advise their SLCs so that they may grade CPs. Due to this teacher shortage, the Juniors’ CP presentations were originally moved back to May 11.
The teachers organizing the CPs decided to push back the Juniors’ CPs because, “the Seniors are on more of a deadline,” according to Mr. Pierson, CP coordinator. Many Juniors are frustrated that their presentation date has been pushed back, but Mr. Pierson, “Is confident the Juniors will do fine,” because Juniors who have chosen to complete their CPs tend to be motivated and well organized. In the end Mr. Pierson says to all Juniors, “[Plan] on presenting in April and prepare for presenting in April, get it done before May!” Remember Juniors, May 11th is only two weeks after the April presentation dates, so don’t procrastinate!