BIS students plan and promote their future by outlining their post-secondary education and career goals as a published digital portfolio.
BIS students begin outlining their post-secondary education and career goals as freshman, and continue refining these goals through their senior year. As part of the development of the Professional Portfolio, students explore a potential career interest and research post-secondary education options to full fill the requirements of their dream job. The themes of the portfolio reflect students' collegiate or career interests.
The second function of the portfolio is to publish student work. Adhering to the principle of "making real world connections," BIS emphasizes "publishability" as the standard to reach for when completing projects. Portfolios showcase student projects to the public, creating a sense of purpose, and providing a real audience for their creativity, voice, and ideas.
It's our belief that learning how to use industry-standard software such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop CS5 as a tool to complete the portfolio is essential for student learning and gives students an edge in the job market after high school.
Many of the BIS teachers create their own port of olio to provide students and parents with direct access to information about their courses. In addition, some portfolios are used to display a daily agenda with access to assignments and projects, so students and parents can be up-to-date in the course.