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A Capstone Project is a multifaceted body of work that is district determined and serves as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for students. Capstone projects are district determined and could:
  • include a portfolio of the student’s best work ─curriculum or research-based;
  • feature a set of experiments organized around a central problem; and/or
  • showcase a community service project or learning activity.

A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that exhibits effort, progress and achievement over time and against a set of clearly defined outcomes. Portfolios include collections of work that demonstrate evidence of:

  • work in progress, including documentation of ICAP
  • content knowledge or skills, including Career and Technical Education (CTE) competencies
  • workforce readiness (i.e., skills in problem solving, adaptability or ability to collaborate)
  • college readiness (i.e. applications, letters of recommendation, test scores)

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Green Mountain High School Academy Pathways were adopted by Canon City Schools

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Performance Outcomes

Asia Society has developed a series of tools to clarify global competency goals, and help students and teachers document the contribution toward achieving those goals. For each subject area and for global leadership, they provide a rationale and series of tools to show what students need to know and be able to do.   A rubric lists specific evidence students demonstrate as they progress towards global competency. This is a tool for students and teachers alike. Download these tools for free.

Advisory

Rubrics

Portfolio Defense

Service Learning

Capstone Work Group (2014)