Personal Transition Plan (PTP) Portfolio
The Personal Transition Plan (PTP) is a ½ credit graduation requirement. All students must earn the ½ credit in order to graduate and receive their diploma. How do students earn the ½ credit? They create a portfolio in their Advisory class over the course of four years!
What's the Purpose of This Portfolio?
The purpose is to present yourself to potential employers, post-secondary education representatives, and/or military recruiters. These people will be able to learn about you through reading your personal statement, and looking at your resume and cover letter. For this purpose, these items in your portfolio must be typed, clean, and look organized and professional. Other documents in your portfolio may be of interest to different post-secondary institutions to gain a better insight into who you are. These may be your transcript, community service documentation, test scores, 5-year educational plan, and your reflections to various works.
The PTP Portfolio is also a good reference tool. Initially, many graduates do not see the value of keeping the PTP Portfolio. However, six months, one year or two years later, graduates may need to create a career portfolio and this portfolio becomes a good resource. Castle High School occasionally receives calls from graduates who did not take their portfolios with them and now need their portfolios to update or replicate for a job interview, a college review, or other.