Project Graduation Policies
Graduation is a chaperoned, alcohol, drug and chemical free graduation
celebration provided for all graduating seniors to be held on graduation
night. This event replaces a “class trip”. Participation in Project
Graduation is the last opportunity for a senior class to celebrate and
interact as a class.
Successful Project Graduation activities
require the participation of students and parents, along with the
school’s Project Graduation Advisor. Project Graduation is funded solely
through money raised by student and parent fund raisers throughout the
Project Graduation emphasizes a lifestyle free of
substance abuse. It is the hope of Project Graduation supporters that
these activities will help prevent tragic accidents that claim the lives
of young people. We ask adults to support the senior class class and
involve themselves fully in the positive activities of Project
goal is for 100% of all seniors who have met the graduation requirements
to attend the Project Graduation celebration. A successful Project
Graduation requires the participation of all seniors and their parents
or guardians throughout the school year in the various fund raising
Project Graduation Event
Project Graduation event will occur directly after the graduation
ceremony and should focus on activities that provide for whole class
interaction and be accessible to all students in the class.
the beginning of each school year, the principal will appoint a parent
(Chairperson), a faculty liaison (Assistant Chair), and a student
representative to lead Project Graduation. These people, along with the
Class Council and parent volunteers, will make up the Project Graduation
Members of the Project Graduation Committee will attend all meetings and provide leadership.
Chair will facilitate all meetings, and coordinate all official
activities, correspondence, solicitations, and contractual obligations.
- The Chair will also organize and designate responsibility to various parents and student committees.
- The Chair will designate a treasurer to ensure that all funds are secure and turned over to the school book keeper.
Chair will ensure that operating records and information relative to
all Project Graduation activities are maintained and turned over to the
principal at the end of the year.
- The Chair and the Faculty
Liaison will select chaperones based on need (i.e. gender, adequate
supervision- one to ten ratio, special needs, etc.)
- The Faculty
Liaison will provide a flow of information between the students, parents
and administration and will seek approval for all activities with
- The Project Graduation Committee will organize fund raising activities throughout the year.
Senior Class Representative will inform classmates of all activities
and will help ensure that all activities have student participation
- The Senior Class Representative and the class officers will assist the Chair and Faculty Liaison as needed.
Parents are expected to participate in fund raising activities to make Project Graduation a success.
- Review and approve all activities and fund raisers
- Provide an adequate space at school for meetings
- Assist with communication and correspondence
- Provide time and space for occasional meetings during school hours
- Enforce rules and regulations of Project Graduation
- Appoint a Parent Chairperson, Faculty Liaison and Student Representative.
- Provide book keeping/banking services and process money through the school book keeper.
- Provide a school appointed representative and/or School Liaison Officer to attend the Project Graduation event.
and business leaders do not have a direct role in the activities of
Project Graduation. However, we hope that these leaders and the
community at large will support and encourage the activities of Project
Policies and Procedures
- A Project Graduation event proposal must be submitted to the principal no later than February 1.
- The event will take place on the day of graduation.
events in any way associated with Project Graduation will be drug and
alcohol free. Any student who consumes, possesses, distributes, or is
under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs at any point will become
immediately ineligible for event participation. Anyone in violation of
this rule at the Project Graduation event, will be turned over to local
authorities and be sent home at parents expense.
- The school
reserves the right to search baggage, purses, and personal items before
and during the trip. This will be supervised by the School Resource
Officer or a designated law enforcement officer.
- Any student
with special needs, medications, conditions, etc. must discuss this
privately with the designated school representative to ensure that
provisions can be made to meet the student’s needs. Students privacy
rights will be respected.
- Each student is expected to participate in at least one fund raising activity.
- It is the responsibility of the student to meet all requirements in a timely manner and to seek information.
- Participation in the Project Graduation event is reserved for those students who have met all graduation requirements.
Chair or a designated adult will be responsible for the supervision of
money at all fund raising activities. Funds will be turned over to the
school book keeper in a timely manner.
- All issues that may arise
in the future relative to Project Graduations will be resolved jointly
by the Parent Chair, Faculty Liaison and Principal.
Mt. Ararat High School Project Graduation Policies • Revised 3/30/2005