Here are some examples of what students could put in their portfolio:

Academic Skills

Report Cards/Transcripts; MEAP test scores/Standardized Test Scores (PLAN/ACT/SAT I/SAT II/AP/CLEP/ASVAB/California Achievement Test/Stanford Achievement Test/Iowa Test of Basic Skills/Metropolitan Achievement Test/Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test/DAT-Differential Aptitude Test/etc.; Academic Awards; Scholarship letters; Writing Samples; Important Classroom assignments and/or tests; Photos of classroom projects; recommendation letters from teachers, counselors, advisors, employers, supervisors, etc.; lists of tools that you've acquired mastery with; evidence of participation in academic clubs such as National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Odyssey of the Mind, Future Problem Solving, French Club, Science Olympiad, Key Club, etc.

Personal Management Skills

Attendance (usually on report cards); attendance awards; recognition awards; work and/or activity schedules; interest, values, learning styles and/or career inventories; evaluations from employers, coop evaluations, etc.

Teamwork Skills

School extra-curricular activitiy documentation: athletics such as cheerleading, wrestling, softball, basketball, baseball, water polo, swimming, cross country, tennis, field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics, ice hockey, etc. (M.H.S.A.A. and/or club sports); Student groups such as Peer Listening, SADD, Amnesty International, Winner's Circle, etc.; Community and/or church groups; Summer activities; Documentation of Leadership positions held in various organizations; letters of recommendation from coaches, community members, etc.; Awards, certificates and/or letters of appreciation; student descriptions of activities requiring teamwork skills.

EDP-Educational Development Plan

FDP-Financial Development Plan

HDP-Health Development Plan

SDP-Spiritual Development Plan

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Resume Writing

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DVD Yearbook

Soft Skills

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Online Report Cards

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