Capstone Experiences

Capstone experiences allow students the opportunity to consolidate and apply the learning from their high school coursework into a meaningful and relevant career-related experience. This student-driven experience is based on the student’s chosen career cluster or pathway and designed to help increase college and career readiness.

Youth Intership

Youth Internships allow students the opportunity to consolidate and apply the learning from their high school coursework into a meaningful and relevant on-the-job experience. An Internship is an opportunity for a student to spend time with one or more employees at a business, non-profit organization or government agency. The objective is to observe and gain hands-on experience in how business and industry work. The Internship experience is selected based on the student’s chosen career cluster/pathway.

Youth Intership Documents
Youth Internships Manual
Youth Internship Program Criteria

Entrepreneurship Experience

The Entrepreneurship Experience provides a student with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to become a business owner. Through a hands-on project the student takes responsibility for meeting timelines, making decisions, conducting research, preparing and making presentations – all skills needed for success in the workplace.

Entrepreneurship Experience Framework 2010
Complete Document Introduction
Implementation and Responsibilities Idea or Product
The Business Plan The Portfolio
The Presentation

Senior Experience

A Senior Experiences allows a student to see the connections between what he or she is learning now and the application to postsecondary and careers. They become an expert in their chosen topic area and showcase the skills and abilities they have gained through their high school experience.
Senior Experience Framework
Complete Document Introduction
Implementation and Responsibilities Topic Section
Research Paper The Product
The Portfolio The Presentation

Webinars
Work-base learning (03/26/13)
Work-base learning (03/27/13)

Useful Links
SD's Virtual School
Service Learning