Clayton High School Graduation Project
Clayton High School Graduation Project:
A graduation requirement since 2000
At Clayton High School, students have been required to complete a Graduation Project for almost ten years. As result of Graduation Projects at CHS, students have received job offers and scholarships. Students have volunteered, built, designed, written. The Faculty at Clayton High School believes that Graduation Project allows students to excel in areas necessary for success in their lives after high school.
Graduation Project Rationale
Graduation Project is a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary performance assessment completed over time. The NC Graduation Project provides students the opportunity to connect content knowledge, acquired skills, and work habits to real world situations and issues. Through the graduation project process, students will engage various specific skills that include: computer knowledge, employability skills, information-retrieval skills, language skills - reading, language skills - writing, teamwork, and thinking/problem-solving skills.
Expectations of the Graduation Project
Students are expected to produce a Graduation Project that reflects what they have learned during high school and expands upon that knowledge.
Students are expected to choose a topic and product that will be a stretch for them while at the same time maintain their interest for an extended period of time.
Students must pass all four components of the Graduation Project in order to graduate. If they do not pass any one component, they will receive additional help and will redo the component. A student who does not successfully complete the four components of the Graduation Project will not receive a high school diploma.
Graduation Project Components
Graduation Project Timeline
Junior Year- Research Paper will be completed and Portfolio will be started.
Senior Year- Product, Presentation, and Portfolio will all be completed.
How Can Parents Help?
From: "North Carolina Graduation Project Implementation Guide." North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Sept 2007.
INTRODUCTION TO THE CHS GRADUATION PROJECT