Graduation Project

The City High Graduation Project weaves together a deep exploration of an area of student interest with in-depth research and active engagement in a real-world experience. Successful completion of all Graduation Project course requirements are required to earn a City High diploma and walk across the stage.

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Purpose And Components

City Charter High School students are required to take the Graduation Project class during their 11th and 12th grades to design a project that will provide students opportunities to exhibit their initiative as well as the numerous developed skills of problem solving, decision-making, and independent research as they investigate a self-selected specific area of interest. This project allows students to propose and design an independent, personalized hands-on learning experience, presented through a culminating exhibition of a quality product.

The following components are required for project completion:

  • Independent Learning (IL) Component (IL Grade, Final Reflection)
  • Research Component (Junior Year Grade)
  • Written Component (Literature Review)
  • Action Project Component
  • Tangible (End-Product) Component
  • Presentation Component (Electronic presentation or academic poster)