A Demonstration Of Mastery
Senior Capstone at Woodlawn is a nine-month field-based inquiry project where students immerse themselves in the research of any one topic of their choosing. They are encouraged to pick a topic or passion of personal interest that has many avenues through which to explore. Once they narrow their interests down, they come up with a ‘big question’ and/or problem to investigate. Students are guided in: doing field research, connecting their project back to the community, applying their findings to the execution of a culminating presentational product, and documenting the project process.
+ Students are set up with a scaffolded ‘framework’ that includes objectives, benchmarks, and monthly deadlines.
+ Students meet with a teacher advisor throughout the nine-month process plus find a personal mentor to converse with regularly about their project.
+ Towards the end of the process, internships around the research are arranged and completed by the students.
+ All presentations of products take place in May of the Senior year. The final presentation should demonstrate the student’s mastery level of their topic.
2022 Senior Capstones
PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
Woodlawn’s college guidance services include the use of the Scoir online college and career readiness platform, which helps connect our students’ academic achievement to their post-secondary goals.