The Senior Capstone Project provides students the opportunity to apply and participate in a two-week, off-campus experience at the end of their senior year. Eligible seniors can choose to explore a career field, service work, or a project of interest by working with a mentor in a unique, real-world learning environment outside the boundaries of traditional school. This experience is designed to inspire seniors to explore their aspirations while enhancing the educational experience at Minnetonka High School.

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Four Opportunities

Students will have a one-week, off-campus experience and may choose from:

  • Internship/Job Shadowing
  • Service Project
  • Independent Study
  • Study Abroad/Travel Experience


Through the Senior Capstone project, students are able to:

  • Personalize their learning
  • Become immersed in a field of interest
  • Extend their thinking beyond the classroom
  • Explore a career field to gain insights into the true nature of the work
  • Develop and enrich their independence, self-reliance and creativity
  • Gain valuable references for the future
  • Interact in an adult world
  • Present themselves in an interview situation
  • Develop or enrich professional social skills


Most students will come away from the Senior Capstone Project with renewed enthusiasm. Some will refine their interests. Some may alter their plans for the future. No matter the outcome, participation in the Senior Capstone Project can be very beneficial.

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About Capstone


Amy Livorsi
Director of Capstone Program

Senior Capstone Calendar | Spring 2024

Friday, March 1, 2024
Application due date

Monday, May 20, 2024
Last day of school for Senior Capstone students

May 21- 31
Senior Capstone project period

Monday, June 3
Culminating Event

June 4–June 5
Seniors Serve

June 6
Class of 2024 Commencement