Frequently Asked Questions

Who will support me during the Senior Capstone project?

Professional Mentor: Your mentor will help you (1) complete the objectives section and sign documents in your Capstone application, (2) provide supervision during your project, (3) offer expertise in your area of study, (4) communicate with the Project Coordinator, if necessary, and (5) complete a final, online questionnaire to provide feedback.

Project Coordinator: Ms. Briana Wilson ( will (1) communicate with students using Schoology, (2) help guide students throughout process, (3) oversee all student projects, (4) communicate with Professional Mentors, if necessary, provide final approval/denials of student proposals, and (5) if possible, visit the project location to see how things are going and evaluate the student experience.

Capstone Committee: This committee is a group of teachers or other staff members who will (1) assist in the process, (2) guide and help students, (3) review the project proposals, and (4) if possible, visit the project location to see how things are going and evaluate the student experience and (5) conduct a 5- to 10-minute exit interview to finalize the experience.

What about end-of-year exams?

It is expected that students selected to do a Senior Capstone project will, by virtue of their superior academic performance, be exempt not only from the last two weeks of coursework, but from projects and exams given during the last two weeks of school. We DO expect students to finish any final projects, speeches, papers, etc. that are a required culminating experience for a course. However, students should not be made responsible for work that takes place during the Senior Capstone project period. NOTE: You will not be excused from work and/or exams given on or prior to Wednesday, May 20.

In rare circumstances, if an exam is absolutely necessary for a particular class, we expect you to make arrangements with the classroom teacher to take the test.

Will I receive academic credit for my senior capstone project?

No. You will not receive academic credit for participating in the Senior Capstone project.

What if I do not complete my capstone project?

If students do NOT complete their Senior Capstone project, they will receive an incomplete in each of their classes and will be required to do course projects and/or take all culminating exams to receive credit for coursework.

What are my next steps?

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Briana Wilson
Director of Capstone Program

Senior Capstone Calendar | Spring 2020

Friday, January 31
Early Decision Applications DUE


Friday, February 21
Application due date


Wednesday, May 20
Last day of school for Senior capstone students


May 21–June 3
Senior Capstone project period


Thursday, June 4
Capstone Community Fair in MHS Commons (11:30 a.m.– 1:45 p.m.)


June 5–June 8
Seniors Serve


Tuesday, June 9
Class of 2020 Commencement at U.S. Bank Stadium