The Capstone project is a new graduation requirement that will allow students to demonstrate their learning using an area(s) of interest as the basis for the project, ideally an area they are passionate about and/or intend to pursue after graduation.
The capstone is a rigorous learning opportunity for students to reflect and share in personally meaningful ways, and is a requirement for Career-Life Connections and for graduation. The purpose of the capstone is for students to demonstrate the knowledge, competencies, and passion(s) that they can offer the world, as they integrate personal interests and strengths with preferred future possibilities. It is a representation of the student’s learning journey and provides an opportunity to reflect and synthesize as well as showcase and celebrate.
The capstone includes, but is not limited to, two stages:
• the preparation process – students reflect on experiences in school and out of school, assess development in the Core Competencies, and share highlights of their learning journey
• the capstone product – students design, assemble, and present a capstone
Capstone 12 can take several forms including, but not limited to:
- school or community service projects
- academic research presentations
- coaching or volunteering presentation
- Fitness, nutrition, or athletics projects/presentations
- trades or career pathway planning presentation
- script writing, multi-media, creative writing, art presentations
- dance, music, theatre, music composition presentations
- coding, technology, game building models
- workplace readiness presentation
- personal interest exploration
- gap year service leadership exploration
Capstone 12 will prepare students for scholarship presentations and applications, university or college entrance, and will help build their confidence through connecting to an area of personal interest.