By Lauren Thomson
12th Grade English Teacher
Kingsbury Day School
The Kingsbury Day School Senior Capstone Project began four years ago under the direction of Dr. Peri-Anne Chobot and former English teacher, Jamie Flores. “Capstone provides seniors with an opportunity to use the academic skills acquired during their time at Kingsbury to delve deeply into an area of personal interest. The process encourages our seniors to carry that personal passion with them as they venture into the world beyond Kingsbury Day School,” Dr. Chobot explained.
There are four major components to the Capstone project:
- a research paper
- an electronic portfolio
- a product/performance and
- a presentation to the Kingsbury Day School community.
Each stage in the process requires seniors to sharpen skills that will prove to be of value when they pursue higher education or enter the workforce. These skills include researching, critical reading, analytical writing, editing and public speaking.