• Newman Catholic High School Senior Capstone

    Senior Capstone is a self-directed educational experience designed to further enhance student learning while cultivating crucial academic skills that are essential for collegiate success.  Completed in close consultation with a faculty advisor and an outside mentor with knowledge of the subject matter, Senior Capstone provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate writing proficiency and public speaking skills.


    The purpose of the Senior Capstone is to provide students with the opportunity to use skills and information they have learned to create an impressive, culminating activity for the conclusion of their high school career.  Benefits of the project include the following:

    1. Students are directing their own learning.
    2. The project provides an experience similar to one that many students will be required to complete in college.
    3. The project helps students to explore areas for careers or avocations that may be of interest.
    4. Students develop skills in critical thinking, independent research, organization, communication, writing, and speaking.
    5. Senior Capstone can be an impressive element of a resume for college acceptance and scholarships.


    There are two options to choose from, a research based project with experiential research, or a thesis paper.

    1. Science-based Research Project
    2. Research Paper (8 page minimum)
    3. Project
    4. Oral Presentation
    5. Process Log


    1. Senior Thesis
    2. Thesis (15 page minimum)
    3. Oral Presentation
    4. Process Log