Eligibility & Commitments


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
  • 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

* other rigorous courses may qualify


During the Senior Capstone Project period, students must:

  • plan and organize the Senior Capstone project
  • find and engage a Professional Mentor
  • work 60 hours or more from May 20-31 (approximately six 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 3
  • complete a five-minute exit interview June 3 during the Community Fair, finalizing and reflecting on their experience with a member of the Capstone Committee

Capstone students

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About Capstone


Briana Wilson
Director of Capstone Program

Senior Capstone Calendar | Spring 2019

Friday, March 1
Senior Capstone Early Decision Applications Due

Friday, March 15
Senior Capstone Applications Due

Friday, May 17
Last day of school for Senior Capstone students

Monday, May 20-Friday, May 31
Senior Capstone project period

Monday, June 3
Community Fair and five-minute exit interview (11:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.)

Tuesday, June 4-Wednesday, June 5
Seniors Serve

Thursday, June 6
Class of 2019 Commencement at U.S. Bank Stadium