How Senior Project Works

The Senior Project program is normally adopted at the district level. However, the North Carolina State Board of Education is requiring all students, starting with the class of 2010, to complete a Senior Project. Once adopted, creating a senior project (in most cases) becomes a requirement for graduation. For students who fail one or more parts of the project, there are, in a few school systems, "safety net" dates on which they can re-submit their work. A majority of students pass their senior project, but some do not. Also, quite a few students are discouraged by the Senior Project and drop out.