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1411 Hawthorne Ln
Charlotte, NC 28205
Courier #: 386
P: 980-343-6011  |  F: 980-343-5609 
Principal: Diann N. Weston
LC: Central 2
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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Graduation Project



The Graduation Project has four parts: a research paper, product, portfolio, and oral presentation before a review board. These four components are designed to be a culmination of the entire high school experience. To complete the Graduation Project, students will apply skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education and careers. The project requires students to demonstrate what they know and what they can do with the skills acquired in high school.


The Four Parts

  • A research paper demonstrating research skills and writing skills
  • A product created through the use of knowledge and skills in a meaningful way to accomplish a goal
  • A portfolio to catalogue/document tasks, record reflective thinking and insights, as well as demonstrate responsibility for learning as work progresses through the entire process
  • An oral presentation, during which students become a source of information communicating their project work before a review panel.

In addition to the student requirements, Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences is committed to incorporating health sciences into all facets of student learning. All students are encouraged to incorporate their studies of the health care focus into their research process and ultimately the research paper.


Graduation Project Timeline 

Junior Year: Choose a viable topic (think ahead to your product), conduct research and write paper

Senior Year: Begin/continue work on product and portfolio, complete product, portfolio and oral presentation 


Senior Graduation Project Projected Schedule 2017 – 2018

Due DateItem/Event


Introduce Project

TBDProduct Proposal & Description Typed
TBDSpeech Draft & Workshop
TBDFinalized Speeches & Product Completion
TBDLetters to the Review Board
TBDSenior Boards
TBDPortfolios & Reflections


Graduation Project Information.pdf (Opens In New Window)


Graduation Project Paper Outline.pdf (Opens In New Window)


11th Grade Graduation Project Forms.pdf (Opens In New Window)


 12th Grade Graduation Project Forms.pdf (Opens In New Window)


Graduation Project Powerpoint.pptx (Opens In New Window)


Graduation Project Student Manual (Opens In New Window)


For more information, please refer to the CMS Graduation Project Website (Opens in New Window) .



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