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All 12th grade students in Roaring Fork Schools complete a capstone project prior to graduating. The projects take on a wide variety of forms and allow students to pursue their passions by exploring a topic of personal interest in depth. Students select a topic that interests them, conduct research on the subject, document their work, create a final product demonstrating their learning, and present their learning at the end.

 

The capstone program encourages the students to transition from traditional learning in the classroom to a more interdisciplinary approach, applying their skills to real-world tasks and preparing to thrive beyond high school. Students planning to attend a college or university will have to complete major projects as a part of the university experience. Students planning to enter the workforce directly after high school will require skills such as communication, collaboration, problem solving, and time management.

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Equally importantly, capstones provide an avenue for academic and character growth, and allow students the time, space, and resources to complete a deep learning exploration. They will have the opportunity to explore their personal interests and passions, and to enjoy the intrinsic satisfaction of learning.