Graduation Project

North Carolina Graduation Project Overview

In order to get credit for English IV, you must complete all components of the NCGP:
  1. 5-8 page research paper (standard classes); 8-10 page research paper (Honors classes)
  2. Website Portfolio
  3. 8-10 minute speech to the community
The average of these three components along with your "Practical Experience" grade must average at least a 60.

NCGP Components

  • 5-8 pages (Standard) : 8-10 pages (Honors) - double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font
  • Minimum of 5 sources: 1 must be mentor interview, 2 must be non-Internet sources
  • MLA documentation
  • Topic outline
  • Works Cited page
  • Free from plagiarism (result: automatic failure on paper)

Practical Experience
  • Must be related to research
  • Minimum of 10 hours: Must have a minimum of 3 hours and 3 contacts with mentor.
  • Time logs required as documentation of hours
  • Photographic record of project progress suggested (show different stages of your project, product, and your learning)
  • Falsification of any kind during the NCGP process will be dealt with by the Graduation Project Committee and can result in failure of the course


  • Project Overview completed for judges 
  • 5-8 minute time limit
  • Judged on content, delivery, and product
  • Project assignments count as 30% of each nine weeks grade

Website Portfolio

  • Website created via Google Sites
  • Written blogs that correspond with practical experience time logs
  • Photographs documenting project progress
  • Mentor and research paper