The culminating challenge is the largest project most high school students ever have to complete, requiring them to study a profession in depth, spend time with a mentor who works in that field, fill a thick binder with notes, information and more, and do a presentation on the project, all in order to graduate.
It can be stressful trying to complete the required project on top of regular course work. But Monroe High School is offering a way for students to get the entire thing done in five weeks during the summer vacation.
The school is offering a culminating challenge class, beginning July 8 and continuing though Aug. 8. The class will take place 8-10 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Students will present the final project Aug. 7.
The cost is $200.
Before beginning the class, students must complete their junior research papers, get a signed mentor application form and bring letters of recommendation.
The deadline to enroll is July 1.
Contact Instructional Services at (360) 804-2550 for additional information.