Senior Project

Welcome to the North Smithfield High School Senior Project Page!


What is Senior Project?

Senior Project is a NSHS Graduation Requirement that affords students the opportunity to gain a rich and authentic learning experience in any field or topic of interest to them.


Senior Project is broken down into the following components:

  • at least 15 hours of fieldwork completed under the guidance of a mentor who is an expert in the area of study
  • a 6-8 page research paper that links to the fieldwork
  • a completed Senior Project Portfolio
  • a 10-15 minute culminating presentation of the work the student has done





The Senior Project Handbook

Click on the link below to access the Senior Project Handbook, a comprehensive document outlining the entire project from start to finish.



2017-2018 Calendar of Due Dates



Information for Mentors


Mentors are an integral part of the Senior Project process.

They are a positive adult role model for seniors who are responsible for guiding their individual student through their fieldwork.


Mentor Requirements:

  • at least 25 years old
  • not related to the NSHS student
  • not paying the student or receiving compensation for the fieldwork
  • not a NSHS faculty member
  • not serving as a mentor for another NSHS student 

For more information regarding fieldwork expectations and the role of a mentor, please click on the links below:


The form below will need to be completed and signed by a mentor prior to a senior's project being approved.                             

  • Mentor Information Form                                                                                                                                                                                                                              




NSHS Senior Project In The News...


---"North Smithfield Senior 'Hungry' to Help Others Reap Benefits of Music"


--- "25 Percent of NSHS Students 'Obsessed' With Social Media" 


---"NSHS Cancer Survivor Gives Back" 


---"NSHS Senior Aims to Honor Veterans, Respect the Fallen"

---"Building a Bridge to Guatemala" 


---"N.S. Student's Senior Project Raises $5,400 for Gloria Gemma Foundation"


---"Love For Animals Motivates Ambitious Senior Project"

---"High School Senior Partners with Local Company on 'Hopeful Wishes'"


---"First Year of NSHS Senior Project Helps Students Land Internships, Build Networks"