senior capstone projects
Senior Capstone Projects provide students the opportunity & tools needed to engage in the practice of marketing themselves. A collaboration between the English and Innovation Departments, every BCHS senior will build a portfolio website and present their product to a panel of community professionals.
Students design and create a portfolio website using raw code or no-code platforms.
Students engage in a industry-led resume development workshop.
Students present their Senior Capstone Project to a panel of community members.
Students gather artifacts of their high school experience specific to their pathway(s) of study and/or in alignment with post-secondary interests.
Students maintain their website beyond graduation to utilize in their educational and professional endeavors.
the presentation process
Though the projects have substantial value in and of themselves, many students have shared that one of the greatest benefits of the senior capstone project is the feedback received from the community panel. BCHS is sincerely grateful for the investment and sacrifices made by panel members in joining our cause of launching tomorrow's leaders!
Each panel will consist of at least one Barren County employee and 2-5 community representatives.
20 Minute sessions
Students should expect to spend no more than 12 minutes with the panel. The panel should spend the remaining time documenting feedback using the provided form.
1. The student will enter the space, connect their device to the display, and introduce themself.
2. Each panel member will introduce themself and briefly describe their industry and/or place of employment.
3. One panel member will briefly describe what the panel hopes to hear during the presentation.
4. The student will present their capstone project to the panel.
5. The student will open the floor to questions regarding their project from the panel.
6. The panel will ask the following work-ethics questions to the student if not communicated during the presentation.
a) What are your plans after high school?
b) Tell us about a time you failed but your overcame that obstacle.
c) Tell us about a time you worked hard and accomplished a goal.
d) If you were awarded $1000 to help you succeed in an area of interest, how would you use that money?
7. The student will be dismissed, and the panel will complete the feedback form for the student before asking the next student to enter.