Senior Capstone


To prepare our seniors for what's ahead, we provide time and structure for them to delve deeper into an area of interest. They can complete an internship, a project, or a research thesis.
1) Internship

Description & Purpose: 
By completing 40 hours of internship, students have the opportunity to have real world experience as an intern in an area of interest. Working alongside professionals, and engaging in their daily activities, students will gain an authentic view of a career of interest.
 
Criteria: Successful completion of the internship is based on four areas:
  • Attendance
  • Supervisor evaluation
  • Daily log
  • Reflection

Timeline: 
The internship may commence anytime beginning in the summer immediately prior to twelfth grade. The internship may not begin prior to the student’s submission of the Internship Approval Form and subsequent receipt of approval by the administrator in charge.
  
 
2) Project
 
Description: Students have the opportunity to explore an approved topic of their choosing and create a product as a demonstration of their experience and learning.
 
Completion Criteria: Completion criteria for the project are dependent upon the nature of the project and will be created by the student’s sponsor.
 
Timeline: Work on the project may commence anytime beginning in the summer immediately prior to the twelfth grade. The project may not begin prior to the student’s submission of the Internship Approval Form and subsequent receipt of approval by the administrator in charge.
  
 
3) Research Thesis
 
Description: Students have the opportunity to explore an approved topic of their choosing and write a research thesis as a demonstration of their gained understanding.
 
Completion Criteria: Satisfactory completion of the thesis requires the introduction of a clear research question, analytical writing, documented research and supporting sources, and a demonstrated understanding of the topic in 2000-4000 words in MLA or APA formatting at 12-point, Times New Roman font.
 
Timeline and Steps: Work on the research thesis may commence anytime beginning in the summer immediately prior to the twelfth grade. The thesis may not begin prior to the student’s submission of the Internship Approval Form and subsequent receipt of approval by the administrator in charge.