• PDF of HSP Ideas

    High School Project Ideas:

    • Arts and Communication

      • Write a one-act play

      • Write, edit, and illustrate a children's book

      • Write and perform a dramatic monologue assuming the persona of a major historical figure

      • Create a public service announcement for a local non-profit organization

      • Direct a dramatized fairy tale for an elementary school audience

      • Write and arrange an original piece of music for the choir

      • Produce a video about high school for new students

      • Produce a time-lapse video of several school-community projects

      • Design and produce flyers and playbills for theater productions

      • Transpose a piano sonata into an arrangement for a string quartet

      • Organize and run a speech tournament

    • Health, Science and Natural Resources

      • Create an informational book that tells families and patients about a particular disease or illness

      • Intern at a research lab

      • Volunteer at a veterinary hospital

      • Work with an organization that helps the disabled such as Dogs for the Deaf or Guide Dogs for the Blind

      • Work with the Humane Society or animal shelter as a foster owner

      • Conduct seminars on stress reduction for an invited audience

      • Conduct a chemical analysis of the seasonal pollution patterns of a stream

      • Create a coupon system to shop for non-perishable and personal care items to be stored in a community pantry or given out in care baskets to families in need. Teach a series of classes to community members on how to use coupons to stretch the dollar

      • Plant a vegetable garden and distribute to the community. Start a composting project and raffle off the composter for charity

      • Build a nature trail complete with interpretive signs

    • Human Services

      • Volunteer for a political campaign

      • Organize and conduct a charitable sports or other event

      • Propose an original piece of legislation and present to a state legislator

      • Organize a candidate's debate for a local election

      • Organize and carry out a voter registration drive for seniors in the area

      • Plan, advertise and organize a weeklong celebration for creative events honoring a specific person or date

      • Volunteer to lead activities at an elementary school or daycare

      • Organize a diaper drive for food share or foster care program

      • Organize and collect food to make food bags according to the food pyramid that can be distributed to the homeless

      • Work with the Red Cross and/or AHA to train babysitters, provide CPR certification and create a babysitters survival kit for all participants

      • Work with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for the less fortunate

      • Organize presentations by local agencies to build self esteem in young women. Cover topics like: body image, verbal abuse, gender stereotypes, societal gender roles, sisterhood, etc.

      • Organize presentation by local agencies to self esteem, body image, gender stereotypes, societal gender roles and other issues important to young men

    • Business and Technology

      • Design and build a piece of furniture and donate it to charity

      • Create a web page for a community organization

      • Learn to knit, then design and knit an item such as a sweater or throw

      • Build a dune buggy

      • Screen, paint and sell t-shirts

      • Design and produce a computer animation 

      • Rebuild an engine

      • Plan and build a Frisbee golf course around town