What is a "Capstone Experience"?

The SHS Capstone Experience is an exciting, year-long opportunity for students to learn in new ways that both showcase and challenge their existing knowledge and skills.  Capstone learning is often self-directed, non-traditional, interdisciplinary, and/or community-oriented.

What are my Capstone Options?

Simsbury envisions a “multiple pathways” approach to Capstone that provides choice and flexibility.  Students select one of seven options, nested within three paths, to complete the Capstone Experience.

Paths to Capstone

 

Which path should I choose?


The Simsbury Public Schools guides all students toward mastery of the Vision of a Graduate competencies.  The Capstone Experience supports students as they continue to build these six competencies:

critical thinker Critical Thinking
Communicator Communication
Collaboration Collaboration
self-directed learning Self-Directed Learning
Innovator Innovation
global citizenship Global Citizenship

Please reach out to the Capstone Coordinator or a School Counselor with any questions or concerns about your Capstone Experience.