Purpose: The portfolio is a learning record of the student’s process and progress as the journey unfolds through all the steps of the graduation project. This record will assist the student in keeping track of his/her progress, as well as, enabling the academic advisor and mentor to monitor the project as it develops.


Before the review panel listens to a student’s oral presentation, the panel should examine the student’s portfolio. The portfolio should contain items listed in the outline below.


Sample Table of Contents for Portfolio:

1. Title Page

2. School Information sheet and timeline for NC Graduation Project

3. Progress Checklist

4. Resume

5. Letters of Recommendation

6. Letter of Intent

7. Student agreement and parent agreement

8. Project Information

_ Mentor information and agreement

_ Project proposal and approval

_ Time Logs

_ Work samples, pictures, sketches

_ Communication (letters, emails and thank-you notes)

_ Reflection Journal

_ Evaluation rubric


9. Evaluated Research Paper

_ Documentation of editing (drafts and comments)

_ Evaluation rubric

_ Reflection on the paper and process 

10. Presentation

_ Letter to the review panel: Reflective Letter to the Judges 

_ Outline and summary of the presentation

_ Copy of PowerPoint or other visual aid

_ Log of advisor review and approval of portfolio

_ Final reflection on the graduation project
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