Capstones & Project-Based Learning


Couragion – Capstones & Project-Based Learning

Couragion offers inclusive work-based learning experiences which improve students’ STEM career literacy through a variety of self-reflective & skill-building activities. Couragion’s curriculum reflects current workforce demands while establishing relevance to K-12 STEM classwork, providing students a framework to envision their bright futures.

Roaring Fork Schools – Capstones & PBL

Roaring Fork School District requires all 12th graders to complete their Capstone Program prior to graduating. Community experts from all backgrounds are invited to lend their experience and support to students. 

CEI – Capstones & PBL

The Colorado Education Initiative is supporting a group of Colorado districts in developing capstone / portfolio projects with an intentional focus on equity.

America Achieves – Capstones & PBL

America Achieves developed a toolkit to support educators in developing Performance Tasks for Capstone projects. This was the culmination of their annual educator voice fellowship. 

Denver Public Schools – Capstones & PBL

Denver Public Schools developed a Capstone Implementation Guide for its schools and teachers focused on a competency-based approach, including a sample capstone plan for a high school.

Parkview Medical Center – School to Employment Program – Job Shadow

Parkview Medical Center has created an 18-week medical rotation observation program for seniors in high school. Students spend 1.5 hours, 4 days a week in the hospital participating in curriculum-based learning scenarios that help them experience first-hand the wide range of careers and opportunities in healthcare. In addition to providing nearly 30 students this unique opportunity …

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Legend High School EDGE Program

The Legend HS EDGE Program provides students the opportunity to pursue their passions through a personalized learning model. Students engage in authentic and memorable experiences – connected through all content areas – developing the skills needed to compete in a global society. 

Green Mountain High School – Career Exploration and Capstones

Green Mountain High School is a great example of a school that has developed smaller learning communities within the school where students choose pathways focused on certain careers that allow them to explore their passions and interests. Cañon City and Arvada High School have developed similar programs, with AHS in its first year offering a similar pathways program.