Eligibility & Commitments

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Senior Capstone Project, seniors must meet these qualifications:

  • be enrolled in two or more AP or IB classes and in good standing (other rigorous courses may qualify)
  • gain permission from all second semester teachers
  • have a clearly definable interest to explore
  • be able and willing to plan and complete the project independently
  • Complete a detailed, thoughtful and complete application with a calendar showing how their time will be spent

Commitments

During the Senior Capstone Project period, students must:

  • plan and organize the Senior Capstone project
  • find and engage a Professional Mentor
  • work 50 hours or more from May 21-June 3 (approximately five hours/day)
  • not receive compensation
  • display exemplary behavior to ensure the strong reputation and integrity of the Senior Capstone program and Minnetonka High School
  • maintain good communication with the Professional Mentor and the MHS Project Coordinator (Briana Wilson)
  • maintain a blog throughout the experience
  • showcase the final project at the Community Fair on June 4
  • complete an exit interview June 4 during the Community Fair, finalizing and reflecting on their experience with a member of the Capstone Committee

 

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About Capstone


Contact

Briana Wilson
Director of Capstone Program
briana.wilson@minnetonkaschools.org


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