Capstone Projects

The Colorado State School Board of Education mandated minimum graduation requirements for the graduating class of 2021 and beyond. Each student at Arvada HS will complete a Capstone Project to meet the graduation requirements. With AHS staff instruction and guidance and with a student’s self- advocacy and leadership, future graduates will benefit from the exciting endeavor that is Capstone.

Capstone Project Mission Statement

Arvada High School Capstone Project will provide a cumulative evaluation instrument to validate a graduating student’s ability to research from a variety of media, apply math in a workplace environment, write an analytical paper, design and complete a project, and teach others about the project through a formal presentation. 

The Capstone Project allows each student the opportunity to demonstrate his/her years of educational experience. Math, language arts, and 21st-Century skills are showcased over the four years in their capstone class. The essential components include: 

  • A physical product or service resulting from chosen fieldwork 
  • A qualitative research product and a written reflection of the entire project 
  • An oral presentation accompanied by a portfolio, which synthesizes the first two components and is presented before a panel composed of district/school staff, students and community members 
  • A completed document with the student’s service learning project and internship the equivalent to 100 hours 

To be successful, students must successfully complete each component. Furthermore, this experience cannot rely solely upon what students already know but must demonstrate an aspect of new learning and growth. 

For more information, check out these resources:

Capstone Overview


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