With a $1,000 grant from the Pepsi Foundation, the idea will soon be launched.
"To us, that is worth a tremendous amount to get this project off the ground," Rayle said.
The money will be used for a campaign intended to show current students some of the success stories from NHS.
Former students and their successes will be on display throughout the halls of the high school in the form of posters.
"Northview High School has had many successful graduates," Rayle said.
Rayle said he and NHS band director Bob Medworth had a discussion a couple of months ago about trying to find a way to show the successes that have come out of the school.
"As a principal, you always hear that schools are not producing successful graduates," he said. "We started looking at the graduates who are making a contribution to society."
Through the initial discussion, Rayle started sending out e-mails to parents and staff members asking for input.
"I got back tons of responses," he said.
The graduates will be featured in the high school's newsletter and will be referred to as "Northview's Notable Graduate."
March's feature was 1993 NHS graduate Ann Tilley, who is now an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York.
NHS senior Chase Shields is designing the posters.
"He's a creative kid," Rayle said.
Rayle said he also discussed the idea with the school's Principal Advisory Committee, a group of approximately 50 students he created two years ago.
"I wanted a cross-section of the student body recommended by teachers," Rayle said. "They come from every background you can think of."
NHS junior Caitlin Stemm is a member of the committee. She said she believed the notable graduate idea was good and current students can only benefit from it.
"I feel like I have something to prove," Stemm said. "I feel like I should be part of the positive."
"I think it's a self-esteem issue for our kids," Medworth said.
Rayle said the reasoning behind creating the program was to offer the community an opportunity to see students who have graduated from Northview and gone on to better their lives.
"If we don't do it, who is going to speak up," he said. "(The program is designed) for those people who don't know education and are telling us we don't. We're saying yes, we do. And this is the proof.
"For years, we've just sat and we took it. I think our kids need the inspiration."
Stemm said negative attention to graduation rates and other items played a big role in constructing the project.
"I feel like people have seen the negative and have not seen the positive," she said. "What is being highlighted is not the positive."
For now, Rayle has been informed of more than 300 graduates to consider. He added he's not sure how long the school will receive the grant money for the project.
"(The numbers) should increase," he said. "And we're not just highlighting (graduates) who made a million dollars. We have a lot of people in this community who are contributing."
"I don't think this is saying we can't do better," Medworth added.
Rayle intends to produce as many posters as possible and continually rotate them throughout the school.
"We need to highlight (these graduates)," he said, "and say this is what actually goes on at Northview High School. We're producing, very much so."