Graduation Project Information Letter
Dear Students and Parents,
The following pages contain information relating to the Community Service/Academic Project (Senior Project) which is a graduation requirement for students at Northern Lebanon High School. Students will be required to complete at least 20 hours of approved community service or academic projects. Students will be working with local agencies, organizations, and businesses acting as sponsors as well as faculty advisors.
This packet contains a list of participating sponsors and suggested projects as well as instructions for completion of projects. Students may also create their own project idea and use a sponsor not listed in the booklet. (Subject to approval) Students involved in clubs or organizations at school as well as outside of school may fulfill their requirements through that participation. Students may work individually or in groups.
Once the project begins, students should see their faculty advisors for any guidance they may need. They may also see an administrator for any serious problems. An administrator will be monitoring student progress throughout the year through direct contact with sponsors and advisors.
Students will be required to maintain a journal in which they write about their feelings, experiences, and any other necessary information for each work period. A page has been included in this booklet with specific instructions for the journal. The students will also need to prepare a visual of their project such as a poster or booklet with photos, or videotape. If the project does not lend itself to photos, then students should try to represent what they did with objects, pamphlets, diagrams, etc. on a poster or in booklet form. Sponsors will keep records of time spent on the job for verification and will also complete an evaluation. All of these things will be turned in at the end of the project and used in assessing satisfactory completion of this graduation requirement.
List of steps to follow in initiating your project:
1. Read the booklet.
2. Locate areas of interest and discuss them with a parent or guardian.
3. Work with a reliable group of students.
4. Contact the agency, organization, or business that you would like to work with and obtain a signature and other necessary information for the proposal.