Capstone Program

The Besant Hill Senior Capstone Program provides students with a variety of opportunities to participate in activities of their choosing that promote 21st-century skills and real world experiences.

In the Capstone Program, seniors take their education outside of the classroom, by crafting projects where they may explore their interests and use their academic skills to contribute to the world beyond our school. The actual Capstone experience takes place over the course of the last three weeks of the academic year. The successful project involves student participation at least five days a week, for a minimum of seven hours (the equivalent of a typical school day). Capstone projects focus on global and community partnerships, social responsibilities, creative problem solving, critical thinking, self-direction, collaboration, and technological proficiency.

Capstone Program

The Besant Hill Senior Capstone Program provides students with a variety of opportunities to participate in activities of their choosing that promote 21st-century skills and real world experiences.

In the Capstone Program, seniors take their education outside of the classroom, by crafting projects where they may explore their interests and use their academic skills to contribute to the world beyond our school. The actual Capstone experience takes place over the course of the last three weeks of the academic year. The successful project involves student participation at least five days a week, for a minimum of seven hours (the equivalent of a typical school day). Capstone projects focus on global and community partnerships, social responsibilities, creative problem solving, critical thinking, self-direction, collaboration, and technological proficiency.

Capstone Program

The Besant Hill Senior Capstone Program provides students with a variety of opportunities to participate in activities of their choosing that promote 21st-century skills and real world experiences.

In the Capstone Program, seniors take their education outside of the classroom, by crafting projects where they may explore their interests and use their academic skills to contribute to the world beyond our school. The actual Capstone experience takes place over the course of the last three weeks of the academic year. The successful project involves student participation at least five days a week, for a minimum of seven hours (the equivalent of a typical school day). Capstone projects focus on global and community partnerships, social responsibilities, creative problem solving, critical thinking, self-direction, collaboration, and technological proficiency.

Capstone Program

The Besant Hill Senior Capstone Program provides students with a variety of opportunities to participate in activities of their choosing that promote 21st-century skills and real world experiences.

In the Capstone Program, seniors take their education outside of the classroom, by crafting projects where they may explore their interests and use their academic skills to contribute to the world beyond our school. The actual Capstone experience takes place over the course of the last three weeks of the academic year. The successful project involves student participation at least five days a week, for a minimum of seven hours (the equivalent of a typical school day). Capstone projects focus on global and community partnerships, social responsibilities, creative problem solving, critical thinking, self-direction, collaboration, and technological proficiency.

DECIDING ON A PROJECT

Beginning in the Fall, students complete a proposal process that results in a clear plan for their project, including goals, guidelines, and responsibilities. The final proposal must be approved by the Senior Capstone Director, and in certain instances, in consultation with faculty and administration.

All projects must include the following three components: 

  1. Practical application of knowledge or research in an area of academic or creative interest.
  2. Service to the community.
  3. Experience in an area related to a career interest.

TAKING THE LEAD

The student is responsible for every phase of the process, which includes initiating the investigation, contacting a potential sponsor, selecting a faculty advisor, writing the application and the proposal, arranging for transportation, meeting all deadlines for project progress, and presenting to fellow Capstone participants and community members.

DECIDING ON A PROJECT

Beginning in the Fall, students complete a proposal process that results in a clear plan for their project, including goals, guidelines, and responsibilities. The final proposal must be approved by the Senior Capstone Director, and in certain instances, in consultation with faculty and administration.

All projects must include the following three components: 

  1. Practical application of knowledge or research in an area of academic or creative interest.
  2. Service to the community.
  3. Experience in an area related to a career interest.

TAKING THE LEAD

The student is responsible for every phase of the process, which includes initiating the investigation, contacting a potential sponsor, selecting a faculty advisor, writing the application and the proposal, arranging for transportation, meeting all deadlines for project progress, and presenting to fellow Capstone participants and community members.

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