To graduate from Potter Valley High School, seniors must complete a senior project. The project is student-driven and is planned and completed in the student's senior year with the help and guidance of the Academic Advisor. These projects include working with an outside mentor, writing formal business letters and proposals, a research paper related to the project, a portfolio, and an oral presentation of the final project result. Students must spend at least 15 hours on the actual project, which can contain aspects of community service, career exploration, learning new skills, and/or job shadowing.
Examples of past projects include creating murals for the school, hosting an art exhibit at a local gallery, building a guitar, holding a softball camp, building a rocket engine, job shadowing working professionals, renovating the snack shack, rebuilding a car engine, training a horse, and so much more.
Seniors are strongly encouraged to consult with the Academic Advisor, Joleen Logan, to ensure that their project idea meets district qualifications and standards, the project is organized and clear, and of course, achievable.