Ms. Daniwall – email@example.com
Mr. Hendricks – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Jefferson – email@example.com
Ms. Kelly- firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. McKay – email@example.com
Mr. Pyper – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Radford – email@example.com
Ms. Robinson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Sedo – email@example.com
Ms. Stubbings – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Capstone is a culminating project, presentation, or performance that allows students the opportunity to consolidate and showcase the learning from the school and life experience into a meaningful and relevant product. Students will use innovation, cross-curricular knowledge, and critical thinking skills in an area of interest as the basis for the project, which is applicable to a real world concept.
Students taking Capstone in regular block rotation will be expected to attend classes as it falls on the daily schedule.
Students are not expected to attend Capstone on Fridays, unless otherwise directed by their teacher
Students taking Capstone during Flex periods will be required to attend class EVERY Tues/Wed during Flex time
You will not have any Flex Choice on Tues/Wed. This means Capstone takes priority. Other teachers may not hold you for Flex during your scheduled Capstone days,
Capstone 12 Student Packages & Outlines
- Capstone 12 Intro Lesson
- WGSS Capstone 12 Student Package
- CAPSTONE PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW
- CAPSTONE PROPOSAL: [PDF] [DOC] [GDocs]
- JOURNAL ENTRIES TEMPLATE [PDF] [DOC] [GDocs] [Blog] | Journal Assessment Rubric
Capstone Grading Breakdown
- Proposal: 10%
- Journals: 35% (7 journals @ 5% each)
- FInal Project: 40%
- Final Reflection: 15%
Journal Entry Dates
Journal entries should represent 6 hours of time put into your Capstone and must be submitted by the following deadlines. If you are progressing quicker than the standard schedule, ensure your journal entries reflect an entry every 6 hours. Please number each of your journals. Check the marking criteria here
- Journal #1: Fri, Jan 17
- Journal #2: Fri, Jan 30
- Journal #3: Fri, Feb 14
- Journal #4: Fri, Feb 28
- Journal #5 Fri, Mar 13
- Journal #6: Fri, Apr 3
- Journal #7: Fri, Apr 17
Journals not submitted by the deadlines listed above will not be accepted and will receive a 0 grade.
Capstone Frequently Asked Questions
How long should a Capstone Project take?
Capstone project time is a minimum of 40 hours devoted to the planning, execution, and analysis.
When do the 40 hours officially start?
As soon as the proposal is approved, the 40 hours can start to be tallied.
Can I do a Capstone with a partner? If so, if we meet for an hour, is that considered shared time or can it be one hour each?
Yes, if the nature of the Capstone Project can justify 2 people (discuss with your teacher advisor), then you can work with another individual. If you meet for an hour, that should be listed as 1.0 hour total (ie. 30minutes each).
Can students use Capstone class time to interview people in the community and meet with community mentors?
Yes, however, this must be approved by your parents and Capstone teacher. Your parents will need to “release you” from class by calling the school. THey should also email your Capstone teacher to inform them of what is happening.
How detailed is a research paper?
Although many factors will affect this, the research paper is designed to emulate a University-level paper, so 12 pages.
Can mentors and teacher help design things and create logos/company names?
No. The idea would is that you must do everything on your won. They can ask for advice or mentorship, but not actual, tangible work.
Can I ask to join another class during my study block so that teacher can help me and I can use resources in that room?
Generally, the answer is no, however it will depend on the teacher in question. The teacher is probably teaching another class and won’t have time to help you. That said, IF a teacher signs off on letting you in.
Career Life Connections (CLC) 11
Following initial marking, all CLC projects may be re-submitted one time to increase your mark.
- CLC 11/Capstone Course Outline
- PERSONAL PROFILE: Profile Evaluation | Profile Info Form [PDF] [DOC] [GDocs] | Sample Personal Profile
- RESUME: Resume Evaluation | Resume Guidelines | Sample Resume
- COVER LETTER: Cover Letter Evaluation | Cover Letter Guidelines | Sample Cover Letter
- POST-SECONDARY PLAN A & B: Post-Secondary Plan Evaluation
- BUDGET: Budget Evaluation | Sample Budget | UBC Sample Budget Calculator | RBC Sample Budget Calculator | MyBluePrint
- GOAL SETTING: Goal Setting Evaluation | Goal Setting Guidelines
- REFERENCE LETTER: How to Ask for a Reference | Sample Ref Letter V1 | Sample Ref Letter V2
- PSI REFLECTION: PSI Info Collection Form [PDF] [DOC] [GDocs]
- WORK/VOLUNTEER HOURS: Verification Form
Important Dates & Deadlines
Each component must be submitted by the following dates
- OCT4: Personal Profile
- OCT 4: Resume
- OCT 11: Cover Letter
- OCT 24: Post Secondary Plans A&B
- OCT 24: Budget
- NOV 8: Reference Letter
- NOV 8: Goal Setting
- NOV 15: PSI Information Sessions Reflection
- NOV 15: Proof of 30H Work/Volunteer Hours