Ponaganset's Mission is to empower future-ready graduates with passion, purpose, and proficiency to Start Here and Go Big.

The P3 is where Ponaganset students exhibit evidence of how they have met our mission through a collection of the student’s best work, credentials, and experiences that demonstrate growth and development over time and readiness to graduate.

At its core, a typical portfolio is simply a body of student work. The Ponaganset Personalized Portfolio or P3 aims to do more. It serves as a digital space for students to add content that demonstrates their learning and preparation for life beyond high school in a variety of ways.

The P3 is a critical element in ensuring that Ponaganset students meet the requirements of the RI Diploma System and NEASC.

To simplify the complexity of meeting the diploma requirements we've built this system to be a one-stop-shop to house many of the RIDE diploma system requirements - including Badge completion, Individualized Learning Plans, Work-Based Learning logs, the Passion Project Tour and more.

P3 Menu


Requirements & Badges

Individualized Learning Plan

Data Dashboard

Work-based Learning

Student-led Tours

How does the P3 Ponaganset Personalized Portfolio help students achieve that mission?


Ponaganset graduates no longer simply acquire credits to graduate but must demonstrate proficiency in required skills and participate in a series of experiences in order to prove that they are ready to be competitive in their post-secondary pursuits.

The RicherPicture digital platform allows for students to create individual collections of evidence to help students document their goals, skills, learning, and reflections on progress over time, creating a showcase of their strongest work. The platform gives Ponaganset teachers and staff access to validate the evidence and support the students in their journey towards graduation and parents & guardians access to view a student’s portfolio.


In the end, while the graduates leave with tangible products of resumes, work products they create, credentials and more, the greatest gain is likely the skills and experiences gained through the process of creating, reflecting, setting and achieving goals, communicating, thinking, displaying citizenship and learning how they learn. This is our VISION of a GRADUATE!


The P3 supports student passions through...

  • the Individualized Learning Plan

  • Student-Generated Tasks

  • The Passion Project

  • My Interest Badges

Is the P3 Ponaganset Personalized Portfolio NEW?

No. In fact, it has been in existence since 2003 when Ponaganset was one of the first comprehensive high schools in the country to adopt a portfolio as a graduation requirement. Since then students have been tracking evidence of achievement of the school’s graduation standards.

The system and expectations have changed greatly over time. During the evolution of the portfolio system, the system has grown beyond simply collecting and reflecting upon entries to a much more comprehensive system of personal expression, documentation, and reporting that facilitates many requirements and initiatives in one place. The system has changed so much that it necessitated a name change from the “digital portfolio” to the P3 or Ponaganset Personalized Portfolio. This change reflects the portfolio of tools within the system that allows a student to personalize their journey with more options for entering artifacts, choices of graduation badges, and designations all in a system that’s better informed by their Individualized Learning Plan (or ILP) and a data dashboard.