In addition to check ins with your Field Instructor each day, and with your Personal Mentor each evening you will receive a final evaluation at the end of your week of Outdoor School.
On Thursday evening you will receive an oral and written evaluation from your Field Instructor. This will concern your role as an instructor and member of your field study team.
Friday afternoon, following the departure of the students the Program Leaders deliver their evaluations. This will concern your time in the cabin, dining hall, campfire and all aspects of the social portion of Outdoor School.
Your evaluations are tools to help you recognize your strengths and keep up on anything in which you need to improve. It is a private document between you, the staff and your high school. What it says and what you do with it is your choice. It is a great tool for self-improvement.
Copies of your evaluation will be on file at Outdoor School and at your high school. Many people have used their evaluations as documentation for volunteer hours, for applying for jobs, and for college applications.
The following pages are the “rubric” used by the staff when writing your evaluation. By using a rubric the staff are able to be consistent in the feedback they give each week and each session. You can use the rubric to see what kind of performance is acceptable.
At the end of your week your Site Supervisor will determine if credit for your experience is recommended.
The sample evaluation that follows shows you the areas that your field instructor and program leader will be commenting on for your evaluation. There is another Student Leader section (not shown) where you will write your reflections and future goals.
Student Leader Evaluation Rubric