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Canon-McMillan High School Graduation Project Overview Purpose & Focus The successful completion of the graduation project will show that a student can: Plan Produce Analyze Synthesize Evaluate

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purpose focus
Purpose & Focus

The successful completion of the graduation project will show that a student can:

  • Plan
  • Produce
  • Analyze
  • Synthesize
  • Evaluate

…information and/or skills to produce an end product and communicate significant knowledge and understanding about that product to others.

graduation project defined
Graduation Project…defined

The Graduation Project is to be a well-organized program which requires the student to plan, prepare, and/or research information in order to successfully complete an item/model that connects several subject areas and showcases the students’ talents and interests.

graduation project options
Graduation Project Options
  • Independent Project
  • Volunteer Service Project (Community Service)
  • Western Area Career & Technology Center
independent project
Independent Project
  • A research-based project that entails exploration based upon a student’s particular interest. The independent project includes a Works Cited page as part of the research paper.
independent project ideas
Independent Project Ideas
  • Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Science & Technology
  • Environment/ Ecology
  • Citizenship
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Career Education/ Work
  • Wellness & Fitness
  • Home Economics
volunteer service requirements
Volunteer Service Requirements
  • At least 60 documented (by a supervisor) hours beyond the regular hours of the school day
  • Hours may begin to count no sooner than the first day of the freshmen year
  • All 60 hours do not have to be from the same place
  • No community service that results from legal action or any inappropriate behavior (illegal or otherwise) may be counted toward the 60 hours
  • Cannot result from fundraising, or for pay. There also can be no form of remuneration (i.e., money, free tickets, membership, etc)
project components
Project Components
  • According to the rubrics, students are evaluated on the following components:
  • Project Report*
  • Product
  • Presentation

*Independent Projects must include a works cited page for the Project Report

final rubric
Final Rubric


Student’s Name Project Date___

*Consensus should be reached when the panel determines the ratings in each component and the final rating.

Project Report Product Presentation

Outstanding Satisfactory Unsatisfactory



class of 2009
Class of 2009
  • Exit Date: Friday, April 18, 2008
  • Individual appointment exit times, locations, and teams assigned
  • Prepare for oral presentation, product display, and submission of paper
  • Final Ratings will come via the Guidance Office in the form of a certificate. Students will not be informed of their final rating at the time of the exit appointment.
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