Capstone Timeline

    Please be aware that approval of any component submitted post-deadline will require an in-person meeting with the Capstone Committee. Late submissions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 




    Completed During Semester 1



    Brainstorming Sessions                 

          Selecting a Project

          Prohibited Activities

          Career Exploration Project Examples

          Community Service Project Examples





    Phase 1

    Completed no later than 2/1/19



    1 – Statement of Intent - Approved by your Government teacher

    2 – Website Creation - URL Submitted to your Government teacher

    3 – Begin blogging about the Capstone process




    Phase 2

    Completed no later than 3/4/19


    Projects will be submitted to the Capstone Commitee for final approval when:


    •  Website is up-to-date and meets all guidelines


    •  Capstone Proposal has been approved by your Government teacher


    •  Mentor has been chosen           
    •  Click on this link for a list of community members who have already committed to serving as Capstone Mentors. Feel free to contact one of these people or to find your own mentor.


    •  All applicable paperwork has been turned in to your Government teacher. 

                      LCPS Capstone Experience Agreement

                      International Travel Acknowledgement




    Phase 3

    Completed no later than 4/5/19



    1 – Multimedia Research Project uploaded to Website





    Beginning 4/8/19, the Capstone Committee will review your project and you will receive permission to begin Phase 4 provided there is satisfactory completion of all components leading up to the fieldwork.



    Phase 4

    5/20/19 – 6/5/19


    1 – Minimum 50 hours of Fieldwork and Daily Blog Posts 

           Minimum 25 hours of fieldwork for Monroe/AET/AOS students

    2 – Video Portfolio Uploaded to Website

    3 – MANDATORY Capstone Presentations (6/5/19)