MYP Personal Project

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MYP Personal Project!

The Personal Project is a capstone (end-of-program) assignment that requires you to investigate a topic of personal interest, establish a specific goal based on that interest, and work towards accomplishing that goal. To see Personal Projects from last year, visit our digital showcase!

*You MUST do a Personal Project in order to successfully complete the IB Middle Years Programme at Senn and to earn your MYP Certificate and IB Pin.

**Personal Project completion will appear on your official high school transcript and could be counted as a CPS Service Learning Project!

The purpose is to...

practice and demonstrate your skills:

    • Research & information literacy
    • Self- and Time-Management
    • Thinking
    • Communication
    • Collaboration
    • Reflection

and to...

practice & demonstrate those skills while pursuing a topic YOU care about!

In your Computational Design or Senn Arts class, your teacher will guide your Personal Project and faculty supervisor assigned to assist you with your project. You will meet with him/her throughout the process.

There are 3 major components to the project (things to be turned in):

  • PROCESS JOURNAL - most important piece; used to record the process
  • PRODUCT/OUTCOME - the thing/event produced
  • PROJECT REPORT - written at the end to synthesize and analyze the process; used for assessing the project


The Student Handbook attached below is your guide to completing the project. Please read through it carefully!

A step by step guide to selecting a Personal Project Global Context Roadmap  is also accessible below.

If you have questions or ideas that need feedback, please visit Ms. L's office hours M/T/W during lunch in or email at