Middle School Portfolio Template

To help you build the life you want after graduation!


  • Student’s full name
  • Grade in school
  • Current school year (e.g., 2005/2006)
  • Name of current school
  • Hometown


  • Who lives in your home with you?
  • If you have brothers and sisters, how old are they and what grades are they in?
  • Where do people in your house work?


  • What are your favorite things to do when you are at home?
  • What does your family say you are really good at?
  • What things do you do for other people at home?

Home (continued)

  • What are things that your family helps you with at home now?
  • Are there strategies that help you be most successful and independent?
  • What skills are you learning to be more independent at home?

Responsibilities at Home

  • What chores or responsibilities do you have at home?
  • What supports do you need to perform them?
  • Have you ever helped someone else (friends, neighbors, etc.) do a chore, like stacking firewood, mowing grass, babysitting?
  • Have you ever been paid to do any work?

Daily Routine

  • Describe your typical school day, from the time you get out of bed in the morning until the time you go to sleep at night.
  • Describe your typical non-school day (like a weekend or summer day).


  • Where are places that you go in the community?
  • What activities do you do there?
  • How often do you go? And who do you go with? How do you get there?

Community (continued)

  • What help do you need for activities in the community?
  • What skills are you learning to help you be more independent in the community?

Friends and Social Groups

  • When you aren’t in class, with whom do you like to spend time?
  • What kinds of things do you like to do with them?
  • Where do you go with different friends?


  • What are your favorite classes and parts of the school day?
  • What are your least favorite classes?
  • What works well for you at school?
  • What is difficult about school?
  • What strategies or supports help you have a good day at school?

Work Experiences

  • Describe the work experiences that you have had in middle school.
  • What supports and strategies helped you succeed?
  • What tasks have you done?
  • What have you learned about skills, abilities, interests and motivating factors?

Work Experiences (continued)

  • What skills are you learning during work experience that will help you be more independent in a community job?
  • What information about how to support you needs to be shared with new support staff?

What Else Do New People Need to Know About You?

  • Information about technology you use
  • How you communicate
  • Medical information
  • Supports you need to be safe
  • Things to avoid

What Else Do New People Need to Know About You? (continued)

  • Skills and interests that aren’t readily apparent
  • Important likes and dislikes
  • Positive qualities
  • Challenges and supports

I Learn Best When…

  • Describe how you learn new information most easily
    • Reading instructions
    • Having someone tell me how to do it
    • Having someone show me how to do it
    • Having someone give me a model to follow
    • A combination of the strategies above

What Do You and Your family Envision for Your Life After High School?

  • What will you do for work?
  • Where will you live?
  • Will you continue on in school?
  • What will you do in your community?
  • How will you get to where you want to be?

To Reach My Future Goals, I Want To Work On:

  • List things you want to work on at home
  • Things you want to work on at school
  • And things you want to work on in the community