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What is Senior Capstone?

  • What is Capstone?

    LCPS Capstone is to provide high school seniors with an opportunity to acquire and demonstrate foundational skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication and citizenship through real world learning experiences. Students create/choose their own workplace opportunity/project; they must have an authentic and meaningful experience.


    Mission: Senior Capstone is an opportunity for students to explore their post-secondary interests, their passions, or simply to tap into curiosities. Capstone can be students going to an industry expert site to volunteer, support, job shadow, or develop an overall showcase of their experience.


    Summary: From May 15 , 2024 to June 1, 2024 qualifying seniors are excused from classes to pursue a community service project or career development opportunity. Students must complete a total of 50 hours at their host site.


    The following constitute capstone experiences:


    Specialized Capstone Experiences

    The Capstone Opportunities indicated in this table have specific guidance based on AP Research Courses, International Baccalaureate, and Career and Technical Education requirements. They are not part of the Capstone Signature Experience. Please refer to the course or work-based learning guidance for requirements.

    Course-Based Capstone

    (AP Research Courses, International Baccalaureate, etc.)

    Work-Based Learning Capstone

    (Career & Technical Education Designated Courses)